Chilling, eerie music, spooky skeleton and spider décor, and sweet orange- and black-flavored treats shouldn’t be reserved for the kids this Halloween! Research reveals that a strong link exists between social needs and health – why not encourage your elderly loved one to be social and have some fun this Halloween? Need some tips to include your parent in the Halloween fun? Synergy HomeCare Corona brainstormed some ideas for a wicked good time:
1. Freaky Food Formations. You, your children and your elderly parent can enjoy baking and snacking on Halloween-themed food – a great way to initiate bonding while celebrating the holiday! Try dipping bright green apples in smooth, creamy caramel, or baking ghoulish cupcakes or witch-and ghost-shaped sugar cookies and decorating them with orange, green and black icing.
2. Creepy Cocktail Concoctions. Need an adult-themed night with mom and dad away from the kids? Spice up your elderly loved one’s Halloween with some devilishly delightful Halloween cocktails. Mix a delicious liquefied ghost cocktail to enjoy a milkshake – with a kick – or maybe concoct a cauldron of pumpkin spice Halloween punch to warm up the night.
3. Ghoulish Games and Creepy Crafts. Plan a Bingo night with the family during the week and incorporate Halloween-themed pictures for each space on the Bingo card, or host a family Halloween party and ask your elderly loved one to decorate – Halloween crafts can encourage social interaction and spark the brain’s creativity.
4. Toil and Trouble Tours. Want to get your loved one out of the house this Halloween? Lock their doors, turn off their lights and wisp them away for an evening of adventure and fright to any of the local events listed below! Happy Halloween from Synergy HomeCare Corona!
Halloween Haunts and Family-Fun Events
8 p.m. Thursday, October 31, First Congregational Church of Riverside, 3504 Mission Inn Ave: An Evening of Spooky Music featuring Linda Corbitt and Chris Marsh
7-10 p.m. Thursday – Saturday, October 31- November 1, The Haunted Museum, Imagination Workshop, Temecula Children's Museum, 42081 Main St., Old Town Temecula, $8
8 p.m. Thursday – Saturday, October 31- November 1, Haunted Old Town features horrific mazes, demonic dancers, ghosts walks and more, four block of Old Town Temecula, $25, VIP $35
2 p.m. Friday – Saturday November 1-2, Little Shop of Horrors, Old Town Temecula Community Theatre, 42051 Main St., Temecula, $10-20
6 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday, October 28-31, Maze of Terror, Beaumont Civic Center, 550 E. Sixth St., Beaumont, Free
San Bernardino County:
9 p.m. Thursday, October 31, "Bat Boy: The Musical," Chaffey College Theatre, 5885 Haven Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, $12, seniors and students $10
10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through November 2, 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana, Discovery Science Center presents "Spooky Science - Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats," $12.95, children 3-17 $9.95
5-7 p.m. Saturday, October 29, Crossings at Corona: Cat and dog adoptions, red carpet walk for dogs and owners, and costume contests (also, a dog and human look-a-like contest)
About SYNERGY HomeCare of Corona/ Riverside
Synergy HomeCare of Corona/ Riverside is the name you can trust in Corona, Norco, Riverside, Chino, Chino Hills, Diamond Bar for personal home care. Synergy HomeCare of Corona/ Riverside is part of a national franchise of non-medical home care offices dedicated to providing exceptional and affordable service to anyone of any age. Synergy HomeCare caregivers are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, to those in need - including seniors, expectant moms, those suffering from sports injuries and debilitating illnesses, and more. Synergy HomeCare of Corona & Riverside can be found online at http://www.synergyhomecare.com/agencies/ca/corona/ca18/. The location also hosts active social media pages on Facebook and Twitter. Ken and Anna can be reached at 951-280-9808 and [email protected] .