Caroline Nursing & Rehabilitation Center hosts trick or treat event
DENTON — At Caroline Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, trick or treat represents an evening of community fun, food and games for both young and old alike.
For more than 20 years, the staff, residents, families and community participants have converge upon the hallways of Caroline Nursing & Rehabilitation Center expect- ing yet another trick or treat night to remember.
The staff and family members go to extraordinary lengths to transform the building into a true Halloween experience for children of all ages.
For many of the residents, the tradition of trick or treat fun is their opportunity to visit with youngsters and remember their own time as little Halloween bandits.
The children come dressed in this year’s most impressive costumes, prepared to tackle games like “eyeball toss” and “touch the brain.” Many of the residents serve as judges and laugh out loud as they choose the best costume for each age group.
“Why would a nursing care community go through such great lengths to maintain this trick or treat tradition for more than 20 years now?” asked Cynthia Parker of Caroline Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. “How is it that elderly residents and young visitors find a timeless connection in a single evening? The answer to both questions is that people are happiest when they are cared for in a loving environment and that feeling of love is contagious.”
“Caroline Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is more than just a nursing facility, offering skilled nursing care, rehabilitation services, as well as long-term residential care,” she said. “Our community needs to know we are here and we care.”