On Oct. 31, Halloween, ghosts and goblins and all manner of weird creatures came to haunt us. And they were out in full force here. The staff were dressed in costumes, some lovely, some scary, but all wonderful. A few days before Halloween several large plastic bins full of the makings of all manner of Halloween costumes, were brought into the activity room for anyone interested in choosing a costume. There were hats and wigs, a tutu and even a false belly. I noticed that no one chose the tutu or the false belly. Maybe next year. But all the residents were decked out in some sort of costume, some helped by our creative and always willing staff. We had a party in the afternoon where everyone came in their costumes and we played Halloween bingo and charades.
The prizes for games that we play here are chocolate candies, for which I admit, we all vie. There was lots of chocolate doled out this day. We also had cider and doughnut holes. We had a few kids come trick or treating. Tammy Edwards, one of our wonderful personal care aides, brought her two grandsons, Devin and Zachery, who were dressed like dreadful dragons and Jennifer Hunter, another of our wonderful PC aides, brought her little one, Cailyn, who was a beautiful ballerina. It was a fun filled day.
Lasts month we welcomed a new member to the CWTH family. Kay Friery moved in on Oct. 11, from Oneonta. However, she says she has spent so many summers in Cooperstown that she considers herself a Cooperstownian and now it’s for real. We wish her many years of good health and happiness.
Ginger and Jack are fine.