Starting the Season Off Right
Whether you call it Fall, Autumn, or whatever, October marks the time of year when the temperatures get cooler and days get shorter. It is also the time people start thinking about holiday gatherings and other get-togethers, starting with Halloween.
The importance of attending these holiday parties is two-fold. Loneliness can be hard for many of us during the holiday season, but it can affect seniors the hardest. With the weather getting gloomy, seniors don’t get to be outdoors as much and may get into a cycle of just staying in the rooms or at their home.
UpFront Jazz Band
The Knights of Pythias Retirement Center understands the importance of conversation and just being around others. On Oct. 31, we will be having a Halloween event and encourage our residents to put on a costume and enjoy the Upfront Jazz Band and baked potato bar starting at 4:30 p.m.
Halloween Boo Bingo
Another Oct. 31 event, the Halloween Boo Bingo, will be held at The Luepke Center. Even if residents don’t want to get dressed up, they can still attend and have a great time. Residents are asked to bring a white elephant gift in exchange for a bingo card and friends and family of our residents are welcome to attend.
Pumpkin Carving Event
On Oct. 22, we will be attending a pumpkin carving event in Troutdale, OR, as part of a Seniors Harvest Fun day. There are sure to be jack-o-lanterns of all shapes, sizes, and designs on display.
There are other ways for seniors to enjoy Halloween, too. If possible, joining grandchildren for a night of trick-or-treating is a great way to get a little exercise and be close with family. Talking about school or their costumes will let the children know their grandparents want them to be happy and well.
Of course, there doesn’t have to be a special event or holiday to keep our older loved ones from feeling alone. Weekly visits or even a phone call to talk about their day will let them know their family and friends are thinking of them.
For more information on the Halloween Boob Bingo night or other Knights of Pythias events, contact us today.