Jan 15, 2024

Fun Halloween ideas for care homes

Get spooky this Halloween

Happy Halloween, care providers! Wondering how your care home can celebrate Halloween this year? Read on!  

Tis the season of ghost stories, pumpkin carving and costume parties!  

Like many other winter activities, Halloween fun isn't just for youngsters; people of all ages enjoy this seasonal event. 

Halloween is an excellent occasion for residents and staff to enjoy spooky entertainment, helping promote social interaction and bring people closer together through fun Halloween activities. 

Person Centred Software's Oomph On-Demand Wellbeing & Activities Platform for residents and staff has a variety of fun Halloween activities that help residents to:  

  • Enhance quality of life  

  • Improve physical and emotional health  

  • Assist residents in maintaining their independence  

  • Improve family and friend interaction  

  • Boost brain stimulation  

  • Improve balance and mobility  

  • Reduce isolation and loneliness  

  • Improve social interaction  

  • Reduce depression  

 If you're not quite sure what activities to do with your residents, here are a few of Oomph's 'spooktacular' ideas to get you started: 

Pumpkin fun 

Calving pumpkins is one of the best classic Halloween craft ideas for residents to get involved in, but if you're a bit concerned about giving sharp objects to your residents, you could always have a pumpkin painting day instead. Whether you help the residents carve, paint, or bake the pumpkins into tasty Halloween treats, it's a brilliant group activity that brings everyone together and encourages communication! 


Halloween is so popular because it's a chance for everyone to act like a kid again, no matter how old you are! 


Decorate your home, inside and out and have a Halloween party! 

Halloween is the perfect time to engage residents in arts and crafts. You can guide them in decorating the care home ready for a Halloween party! You can create and hang artificial cobwebs in the corners, cut out black bats and cat silhouettes, buy Halloween-themed plates and paper napkins, and cover the table with a tasty Halloween feast.  


 Or you could transform your care home into a haunted house! Make this year's celebration truly unforgettable! 

Oomph offers a wide selection of arts and crafts activities, from pumpkin crafting to drawing and painting sessions and lots more, helping residents express their emotions while boosting their happiness and reducing stress.  


Make a Halloween feast 

Get into the Halloween season with some cooking, a fun way to promote independence and provide opportunities for social connection. Dividing food items into portions, kneading, and stirring can improve fine motor skills and dexterity. Cooking can also stimulate the senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, hearing), which has the potential to evoke happy memories.   


Oomph's On-Demand Wellbeing & Activities platform offers a wide range of step-by-step recipes that you can easily adapt to look 'halloweeny'! From unique fruit salads, ice cream and cakes to burgers, vegan brownies, and creamy pumpkin pie, the list is endless!    

Halloween games 

Halloween quizzes, word searches, crosswords, puzzles and activity books, Oomph has it all!  

Did you know that brain games can help improve short-term memory and reduce the rate of cognitive decline and stress in your residents?  

Oomph's brain games will also give residents the opportunity to use their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, encourage decision-making, and improve processing speed.  


So, what are you waiting for? Sign up for Oomph! and get into the Halloween spirit! 


January 15, 2024

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