Haddington Care Home was delighted to hold its annual Halloween Party. The home was decked out with Halloween decorations, and our front door was adorned with ghosties, ghoulies, and heads in a wheelbarrow ready to delight visitors as they wall through the Haddington entrance.
Children came from all over the community with parents in tow to marvel at our display in the lead-up to our big finale. The purpose of the event was to celebrate the spooky day of Halloween. We wanted to embrace our home values of kindness and inclusion and throw a party that we could all enjoy and reminisce about in the years to come!
The children who visited played Halloween-themed games and danced while residents watched in delight. There were plenty of sweet treats on offer to everyone but some had to work for their sweets by winning prizes. Residents interacted with the children which was wonderful to see and the children's presence brought a lively dynamic to the home.
To see the interaction between the generations was heart-warming and gave us all a sense of pleasure and togetherness. The aim of having activities such as this enables us to bridge the gap between generations, encourage social interaction, and ensure our residents still feel connected to the local community. It provides our residents with emotional, physical, and cognitive benefits while the younger generation benefits from forming social connections with the older community.
We extend our thanks to Letham Primary 6s and their wonderful teacher who came to join us for our party. They were polite, engaging, and lots of fun, and a true credit to the community and their school!