The Halloween season offers the opportunity for seniors in Tucson to get out of the house and enjoy some festive fun. It’s time for your senior loved one to get into the Halloween spirit and visit some of the different local holiday events being held this year, and the Tucson caregivers at Home Care Assistance have 4 suggestions to add to his or her calendar.
1. Buckelew Farm Pumpkin Festival
At this pumpkin festival, which takes place the last 4 weekends in October, your loved one can take a tractor-drawn wagon ride into the pumpkin patch, where he or she can choose a pumpkin to take home. Other attractions at the Buckelew Pumpkin Festival include arts and crafts, food vendors, and various outdoor adventures. Interaction with nature is just what seniors need to boost their overall wellbeing.
Held at the Reid Park Zoo from October 28th to the 30th, your loved one can attend this event with his or her grandkids or other family members and friends. In addition to the different animals, the zoo will have festive lights displayed and costumed characters walking around. The interaction with the animals and people can help your loved one prevent depression and high blood pressure.
3. Senior Halloween Party
Each year, the Armory Park Senior Center has a Halloween dance for seniors. Your loved one can play the different carnival-style games or dance the afternoon away. There is also a costume contest held at this event, which means your loved one will need to choose a unique and spooky costume this year. This event, which is free for seniors with an Armory Park Senior Center activity card, is a great way for your loved one to get out of the house and have fun with other seniors. Being social helps seniors prevent depression, and it also reduces the risk of stroke, heart disease, and obesity.
4. Fourth Avenue Halloween Events
On October 28th, the Fourth Avenue nonprofit organization sponsors a Halloween event your loved one can attend with the grandkids. The Spooky Kids Costume Party is a family-friendly event many Tucson seniors love. Your loved one can enjoy music, food, and fun, and he or she will also have the chance to root the grandkids on during the costume party. It’s important for seniors to maintain intergenerational relationships, which makes this the perfect holiday event for your loved one to attend.
Whether it’s during Halloween or the rest of the year, it’s important for seniors to get out of the house for some fresh air, socialization, and exercise. If your loved one needs help when attending local events such as these, reach out to Home Care Assistance. Our caregivers can provide transportation, assist with mobility, and offer social companionship, and they can also assist with a wide array of tasks around the house. For more information on the senior care Tucson families rely on, call one of our friendly Care Managers at (520) 276-6555 to schedule a free in-home consultation.