Help the elderly celebrate Halloween safely

You may have read our recent blog about how to keep safe at home if Halloween upsets you or an elderly neighbour or family member. That blog was for anyone who didn’t wish to encourage trick or treaters. However, if you or the elderly or vulnerable person you know does wish to celebrate the seasonal […]

How to stay safe at home on Halloween

Dressing-up to collect treats on Halloween (October 31) can be enjoyable for many people of all ages. However, these activities may not be fun for some elderly neighbours or for those living within your community who are alone or more vulnerable than others. Halloween goes back more than 2,000 years. It first began as a […]

How Halloween can affect someone with dementia

Halloween is a celebration that takes place across the world on October 31, which is the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It’s the beginning of a three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time of year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints, martyrs and the faithful departed. It is believed that […]

Halloween campaign for no ‘trick or treats’ on the elderly

We are continuing our Halloween campaign for people to be more mindful of the elderly when ‘trick or treating’ (October, 2018). We first launched the campaign in 2014 to raise awareness of the elderly and vulnerable at this time of year. Our Halloween campaign has been a huge success and we have received great feedback […]