12 November 2020
Just before the end of October, goblins, witches and zombies were seen social distancing and creeping around Arcare communities across Victoria🦇🧛
The spooky creatures gave some a fright, while others chose to laugh at the monsters. However there was nothing really to fear, as the creatures were merely residents and team members disguised in costume for Halloween! 🎃
Arcare communities have participated in a variety of creepy activities, such as Monster Mash parties, Armchair Travel sessions to Transylvania, frightful cooking demonstrations, costume competitions, and spooky photobooth shoots.
Watch some of our Spook-tacular highlights below 😱
To celebrate Halloween, the Arcare Brighton lifestyle team went suite to suite delivering sweet treats to the residents. A creepy arts and crafts class was also held, where residents created frightful garden decorations for the front courtyard.
This year, Arcare Cheltenham’s Halloween celebrations had a Disney twist. Residents and team members wore costumes from a variety of Disney films such as the Wicked Witch, Snow White and Red Riding Hood.
At lunchtime on Friday 30th October, the community watched on, as the disguised residents and team members strutted their stuff in their creepy costumes. The winners of the costume competition were resident, Alan and team member, Jenny; they both were dressed as wicked witches.
To celebrate Halloween, the Arcare Keysborough community hosted a Monster Mash Happy Hour. The lifestyle team decorated the room with pumpkins, black cats, spiders and lollies. The catering team baked a variety of delicious orange foods for the occasion to match in with the spooky colour scheme.
During Happy Hour, the community also celebrated resident, Angela’s 86th birthday. The community gathered around her, albeit socially distanced, to sing her Happy Birthday and watch as she blew out the candles on her Halloween-inspired cake.
On Friday 30th October, the Arcare Portarlington community celebrated Halloween.
The lifestyle team organised a variety of creepy activities for residents to participate in and enjoy, such as Halloween Music and Dancing, an Armchair Travel session to Transylvania and a spooky treats cooking class.
Arcare Sydenham residents were very happy to see many of their beloved carers and team members dressed up for Halloween. Resident, Shirley also surprised everyone by dressing in costume for the day.
The day was filled with laughter and fun, as the lifestyle team organised face painting and photoshoots activities for residents to participate in.
Embracing the fun of Halloween, the Arcare Templestowe community held a decoration competition for each of the nurse’s stations. All of the nursing teams did an amazing job at decorating their spaces. The creepy decorations set the mood for their Halloween activities and became quite the talking point within the residence.
On Friday 30th October, the lifestyle team did their final judging walk-through of the residence, crowning the Serpells community the winner, with the Reception team coming in a close second.