‘Spooktacular’ guests put the ‘boo’ into Bupa Donvale

Zombie pumpkins and ghosts came out from the shadows to haunt the halls of Bupa Donvale during Halloween for trick or treat.

Nido Early School is not quite a ghost town, but this year, the Executive Centre Manager, Debbie Prelorenzo brought children to the home for entirely ghoulish reasons.

“It just so happened that today was Halloween, so 14 of the kids got dressed up and were all very excited to go and show off their costumers to their friends at Bupa,” Ms Prelorenzo said.

“The kids are between two and a half and five years old and have a lovely time visiting Bupa every week where the residents read to the kids, play puzzles and join in on a delicious morning tea.”

“It’s a wonderful aged care facility that really brings the community spirit together and is great not just for the residents but also for the children,” she said.

The home’s Recreation Activities Officer, Pauline Higgs, said it was it was a good opportunity to combine Halloween celebrations with the school’s weekly visit.

“The kinder kids came all dressed up as their favourite super heroes and characters," Ms Higgs said.

“As part of the residents’ craft activities for the week, they put together handmade Halloween baskets with orange and black faces painted on them so the kids would have something to put their lollies in."

“The school’s teachers even got into theme and dressed up with one of them bringing along their guitar to have a sing a long session where the kids all got up and danced," she said.

In the true spirit of Halloween, Pauline also organised a cooking class with residents who created chocolate spiders.

“The residents loved them and ate them all!”

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