Care homes across the country brought the young and old together to celebrate Halloween last week.
Youngsters from the nearby Co-operative Childcare in Chichester were invited to enjoy tea-time with the residents at Colten Care’s Wellington Grange and an afternoon of fun and laughter.
Companionship Team Leader Kay Vevers said: “We like to invite the youngsters along to spend time with our residents and they all seem to enjoy the multi-generational gathering.”
Resident Joan Llewellyn added: “It’s lovely to see the youngsters enjoying themselves.”
Spooky celebrations also took place at Whitby House in Ellesmere Port (pictured), which forms part of Larchwood Care and is managed by Healthcare Management Solutions.
The home planned a range of activities to keep their young visitors entertained including decorating scary cakes, pin the eye on the witch and dance games to Halloween-themed tunes.
Home manger Angela Earlam said: “It was wonderful to have the children with us for the day. Seeing them interacting and forming friendship with the residents was lovely and they all looked fantastic in their Halloween costumes.”
Rose Bowen, resident at Whitby House, added: “I had a great day at the Halloween party with the local children. The outfits were brilliant, and I really enjoyed getting dressed up myself.”