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4 Halloween-Themed Events Seniors in Henderson Can Attend

By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on

Though Halloween is often dismissed as a young person’s holiday, there’s no reason why people in their golden years can’t enjoy dressing up and looking at the spooky décor. Seniors in Henderson will be pleased to hear there are many fun Halloween-themed events occurring in their town this year. The Henderson elderly care experts at Home Care Assistance have put together a list of 4 exciting local events your aging loved one can enjoy during the Halloween season. 

1. Trunk or Treat 

This annual event at the Black Mountain Recreation Center, taking place on October 27th this year, is just the festive fun your loved one needs to reduce his or her risk of depression. Your loved one can boost his or her mood by getting dressed up in costume to attend the event, where residents decorate their cars and line them down the parking lots for all attendees to see. Your loved one can even get his or her creative juices flowing by helping you decorate your car this year. Creativity helps enhance mood and provides a sense of purpose.

2. Stu Miller’s Pumpkin Patch

Each year, the Stu Miller’s Pumpkin Patch comes to Henderson for a Halloween adventure your loved one is sure to enjoy. The pumpkin patch appears at the Galleria Mall at Sunset this year and is a great way for your loved one to engage in some light physical activity and keep his or her brain stimulated. 

Some of the activities your loved one can enjoy at the pumpkin patch include:

  • Petting zoo
  • Games
  • Rides

3. Howard Family Haunt

What began as simple competition has now become a tradition in Henderson. In 1997, the Howard family decorated their home in hopes of winning the yearly Halloween yard decorating contest, but have since retired from competitions. However, the family continues to decorate their home for Henderson residents to visit each year. Your loved one will likely enjoy an evening out to visit the home and observe all of the Halloween-themed props and décor. Visiting the Howard House is the perfect family tradition to start with your loved one, giving him or her something to look forward to in the coming years. 

4. Halloween Costume Swap Shop

With the many costume-themed events occurring in Henderson this year, your loved one will want to make sure he or she has something to wear. Before the Halloween Costume Swap Shop event, your loved one can drop off his or her previously worn costumes at the Whitney Ranch Recreation Center and receive a ticket in trade. On the day of the swap, which is October 22nd this year, your loved one can redeem the ticket and choose a new costume or donate the item to someone else. This event is a great opportunity for your loved one to socialize with other people outside of family and friends. 

If your loved one needs someone to accompany him or her to fun holiday events such as these, reach out to Home Care Assistance. Our caregivers can assist with mobility, provide transportation, and act as social companions. In addition to respite and 24-hour care, we also offer comprehensive stroke, Parkinson’s, and dementia home care Henderson, NV, seniors and their families can trust. For more information on our in-home care services, call (702) 527-7723 today.