Scary music, bags full of candy, spooky decor, and delicious food transformed Addison Pointe Health & Rehabilitation Center into a Halloween Trunk or Treat to remember.
Kids of all ages flocked to the center despite the somewhat dreary whether, this Friday evening. There were trunks decorated in the parking lot and a line of residents inside. Children visited the trunks and residents with open bags and smiling faces.
Nicole Ellow brought her three children to enjoy the festivities.
“This is our first time at this event and the kids are having a blast,” Ellow said. “I’m glad we came.”
Ellow’s children enjoyed diving into the hot dogs, popcorn, hot chocolate, and candy. But Trunk or Treat was more than just tasty treats.
“It was nice to visit with the residents and I love how they were involved,” Ellow said. “Addison Pointe did a great job.”
Addison Pointe staff worked diligently to make Trunk or Treat fun for everyone. Mindy Hawkins, Life Enrichment Director at Addison Pointe, made the residents M&Ms costumes and their bus was transformed into a bag of M&Ms. Hawkins said that all the effort was worth it.
“The residents love seeing the kids,” Hawkins said.
Plans changed when the weather became unfavorable. Instead of letting the chilly rain ruin the event, the staff thought on their feet.
“It started raining at the last second,” Hawkins said. “We made the accommodations to have residents inside and it worked out well.”
For Rose Holguin, resident of Addison Pointe, Trunk or Treat brought back fond memories. Holguin enjoys reminiscing about when her kids were young.
“I don’t always see my grandchildren, so to see the kids it brings so much joy,” Holguin said.
Holguin said events like these make her feel involved in the community. She said it makes her feel good that the children can trick or treat somewhere safe.
“It’s a lot of fun,” Holguin said. “I love their costumes and their faces. It’s a happy time for me.”
Trunk or Treat was a success despite the forecast. For more information about Addison Pointe Health & Rehabilitation visit http://www.addisonpointe.com/.