Category: Halloween

Fun, Halloween Party Crafts

| October 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Halloween Party Crafts Make Gooey Green Slime (not edible) You will need: 1 1/2 cup warm water 2 cup Elmer’s glue green food coloring 4 tsp. Borax 1 1/3 cup warm water Directions: Solution A: Mix 1 1/2 cups of warm water, 2 cups of Elmer’s Glue and some green food coloring in one bowl. [...]

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Fun, Halloween Party Games

| October 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Halloween Party Games Pumpkin Ring Toss Game! Set up three large pumpkins with stems, to form a ring toss. Use embroidery hoops or make hoops with rope and duct tape. Mark a throwing line on the floor and take turns trying to ring a pumpkin stem. Or you can have them try to ring an [...]

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Halloween Party Themes

| October 27, 2011 | 0 Comments
Halloween Party Themes

Halloween Party Themes Scary Movie Marathon – Choose several favourite scary movies to share. Prepare the viewing room for atmosphere and comfortable viewing. Murder Mystery – Boxed games are available for parties of eight to ten adults. Each person comes in character and you spend the evening detecting “who done it”. Paranormal Party – Set [...]

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Harvest Party Themes

| October 27, 2011 | 0 Comments
Harvest Party Themes

Harvest Party Themes Party theme ideas for both the Harvest or Halloween, whichever suits you! Night Garden Party – with lanterns or strung outdoor lights, if its warm enough outside. Scavenger Hunt – This would be great to invite families to join in. The kids can help the seniors find the treasures or look for [...]

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Simple Halloween Decorating for Elderly in Nursing Homes

| October 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Every year it can be exciting, picking out the pumpkin (or few) that you will use to decorate, carve or paint for harvest or Halloween. Pumpkin painting offers a more colorful, safer, and cleaner alternative to carving a pumpkin with sharp instruments. Most seniors will find holding and working with the sharp carving tools and [...]

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Halloween Games for the Elderly

| October 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Elderly people like to play games almost as much as young children do. Just keep in mind that some of them may not be as active as others, and try to gear your game selection so that everyone has a fair chance. Mind games are a good way to keep the elder person’s mind alert [...]

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Holidays can be a Depressing Time for the Elderly

| October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Holiday depression sometimes affects all of us as we get caught up into planning and attending holiday parties, reacquainting ourselves with old friends, and finding the time to shop for gifts, planning family reunions and get-togethers.  However, for many individuals, and most especially seniors, the holidays can be especially sad and depressing. Causes of Elderly [...]

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Very Simple, Fun Halloween Baking with the Elderly- Funny Bones

| October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ingredients 1 (12-ounce) package white chocolate chips (2 cups) 36 pretzel sticks and rods of various sizes 72 mini-marshmallows (about 1 cup) Preparation Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Place the chips in a double boiler over just-simmering water and melt, stirring frequently. As soon as the chips are just melted [...]

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Halloween Games for the Elderly

| October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Halloween is often thought of as a child’s holiday.  Halloween can be equally fun for the elderly with games and activities they can participate in and enjoy. When planning a Halloween party for seniors, keep the games simple and consider their physical abilities and health. Sit-down games that require little to no movement or physical [...]

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Simple Halloween Crafts for Elderly on a Budget

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

There are so many small craft projects, with assistance that the elderly, handicapped and disabled can do! My most important suggestion is not to involve them in a lengthy project, but one they can accomplish in a short time frame. Here are a few ideas, but use your imagination as there are a lot of [...]

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