Caro­line Nurs­ing & Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter hosts trick or treat event

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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.”

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