Halloween is coming up! The COVID-19 pandemic has changed festive holidays for the foreseeable future, but that doesn’t mean that you still cannot have a fun Halloween this year! By following CDC Guidelines, Halloween can still be fun and festive while being aware of your surroundings. With seniors at high-risk of COVID-19, it is vital to ensure that family members include them in all Halloween activities, but from a safe and comfortable distance. Here are some tips & tricks in celebrating Halloween this year during the pandemic: 

Scavenger hunt! - Can’t trick-or-treat? No problem! Hide candy around the home to have your favorite trick-or-treaters search and find their goodies. Dress up in your favorite costumes, decorate the home, and include your seniors in helping kids with scavenger hunts! This fun activity can help grandparents and grandchildren create a memorable experience they will never forget and do it in a safe environment for everyone. 

Trick-or-Treat at the Grandparent’s - With the usual trick-or-treating activities put on hold this year due to COVID-19, finding other ways to trick-or-treat is proven tricky. One scenario that’s fun for the whole family is going to grandma and grandpa's! Ensuring that your family is safe and healthy from the virus, going to visit the grandparents to celebrate Halloween is always a great idea. Have your family dress up in costume and go to your grandparents’ house to trick-or-treat! Having your children spend quality time with their grandparents not only creates a fun and exciting atmosphere, but grandma and grandpa are also fortunate to spend quality time with their loved ones. 

Outdoor activities! - Being indoors and in a large group could lead to the spread of the virus, and it is important to make sure that does not happen. Celebrating outdoors and in a safe, secluded, and distanced area is an amazing way to get your family out and involved in fun Halloween festivities. Carve pumpkins, have an outdoor costume contest, and/or invite family members to join in on the fun (while doing it safely and ensuring you are following CDC guidelines). 

Even though this Halloween may look different, there should still be much to look forward to. Be sure to follow all CDC guidelines to create a safe and controlled environment so your family, especially seniors, are not at risk of catching the virus. A great opportunity to get your senior loved ones involved in Halloween festivities is with the help of a CareLinx caregiver! Ensure key needs are met such as transportation to festivities, housekeeping duties, and preparing meals if guests are arriving. Learn more about how you can hire a caregiver here to fit all of your Halloween needs!

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