There were plenty of tricks and treats down the hallways of Homestyle Aged Care’s Point Cook Manor this Halloween.
With the huge rise in popularity of Halloween in Australia over the last few years, Lifestyle Assistants, Pauline and Lisa, decided to get in on the act, surprising residents by dressing up as witches, complete with full make up, wigs and hats.
They dressed up so well in fact that the residents didn’t recognise them.
“There were initial gasps as we knocked on resident’s doors and walked through the residence, followed by lots of comments and giggles once everyone realised it was us!
This is the first time we’ve gone all out for Halloween and the response was amazing,” said Lisa.
It was a day full of activities and fun, beginning with a Halloween themed morning tea where residents sat together and enjoyed home baked cupcakes, spooky treats, coloured drinks and chocolates, all prepared by Point Cook Manor’s kitchen witches.
The afternoon was filled with a wonderful live music performance by Derek Redfern and his wife, Sandi, playing all the old time classics.
A favourite with the residents, Derek’s music is infectious, with the residents tapping their toes and singing along to his vast array of memorable songs.
Lisa said that after this year, Halloween celebrations will become an annual event on Point Cook Manor’s social calendar.
“It was such a successful day and to see the shock on the residents’ faces then an explosion of laughter was priceless,” she said.