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Rousing Halloween Games for Seniors with Physical Disabilities

By Jennifer Thompson, 9:00 am on

Even if seniors are physically disabled, it shouldn’t keep them from enjoying Halloween with friends and family. Below are some Halloween-themed games Nashville home care providers recommend for seniors and their families.

Ghost Stories

Turn a tried-and-true campfire activity into a Halloween game simply by making it a contest to see who can tell the scariest story of all. Let the entire group serve as judges so everyone can participate actively the entire time.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Nashville caregivers might not want seniors operating knives, but there are many ways to decorate pumpkins without carving them up. Use magic markers, stickers, glue, and other arts and crafts supplies. You can even create different categories for your contest: most creative, scariest, funniest, and so on, so that many participants can win. If you don’t even want your senior loved one playing with actual pumpkins, supply colored construction paper instead and cut out shapes of pumpkins for him or her to decorate. 

Halloween Trivia

One of the best games for seniors to play on Halloween is a trivia contest in which the questions focus on elements of this spooky holiday. Ask questions about old scary movies and actors, Halloween songs, favorite Halloween costumes of yesteryear, and of course, those timeless Halloween traditions that never go out of style. 

Halloween Bingo

It’s easy to turn regular bingo into Halloween bingo. Just use pictures of Halloween-related items on each space of the cards. Even simpler is trading out the traditional call of “Bingo!” for a Halloween-themed term, like, “Trick-or-treat!” 

Halloween Costume Contest

Donning a simple article of clothing or accessory can transform anyone into a different person, character, or being altogether. A good old-fashioned costume contest is one competitive Halloween activity that everyone can participate in, no matter what his or her physical disability.

You can learn more about fun games to keep your loved one engaged by calling Home Care Assistance at (615) 656-4999. We provide flexible live-in and hourly home care Nashville families trust to help seniors age in place with dignity. Let us customize a care plan for your loved one when you schedule a free in-home consultation.