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Ghostly goings on as homes celebrate Halloween

As the witching hour struck, Four Seasons homes across the UK were welcoming their own witches and warlocks for tea.

Although nobody went our trick or treating, our residents got up to a lot of spooktacular behaviour to celebrate the day.

In Dove Court in Kettering, everything went a little spooky as the home was decorated in preparation for their Halloween party. The residents also made some stain glass inspired autumnal artwork to accompany the Halloween glamour.

At Longfield Care Home in Eglinton, residents, relatives and the care team all welcomed some ghostly visitor as they threw a Halloween tea party.

In Durham, Hallgarth Care Home threw a pumpkin themed party. Entertainment was provided by Colin Summer who won their annual pumpkin competition. It’s safe to say these celebrations had an orange tinge to them.

Northlea Court in Cramlington also got into the orange spirit as residents carved their favourite designs into pumpkins before showing them off for all to see.

In Thamesmead, Marlborough Court had a sophisticated affair as the Dignity Ambassador, Eileen Coates dressed up as the Wicked Witch of the Marlborough. She spent the morning trick or treating everyone in the home, with the residents choosing to trick her rather than treat her.

Some scary visitors, including a vampire, zombie cheerleader and devil turned up for Halloween shenanigans at Gowrie House in Kirkcaldy.

Meanwhile in Doncaster, Amethyst House certainly looked the part for Halloween, with the care team all dressing up. However, their celebrations turned into a quiet affair after residents requested a scary movie night – watching the Addams Family and enjoying a chippy tea. Flower Park’s celebrations saw them hold a huge party. Residents, relatives and the care team all got into the spirit, with the younger ghouls looking more cute than gruesome. Everyone enjoyed taking part in the Halloween themed games which included creating your own mummy. Finally in Doncaster, Church and Manor View Care Home saw residents being trick or treated by the care team.

Everyone was in safe hands in Bishop Auckland. The local zombie doctor and her werewolf side kick popped into St Helens Care Home to check everyone’s vital signs. The bone jangling entertainer then got everyone up on their feet.

Not forgetting Astell Care Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne, who celebrated their Dementia Care Framework Accreditation with a Halloween themed party. After the accreditation everyone indulged in some pet therapy with fluffy and not so fluffy guests, dancing and other Halloween themed shenanigans.

All in all a gruesome time was had by all.

Date published: 15 September 2017

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