Fun Halloween Games for Seniors with Physical Disabilities

By Marvin, 9:00 am on

Seniors in need of Plano home stroke care or other specialized services as the result of a physical disability deserve to have fun this Halloween. Keep your loved one mentally and physically stimulated by trying out these fun Halloween-themed games. Not only are they entertaining, but they’re also perfect for seniors with limited mobility.

Halloween Bingo

Swap your traditional set up bingo cards for ones with common Halloween icons: witches’ hats, pumpkins, ghosts, and anything else you can think of. If you expect trick-or-treaters throughout the night, you can create cards with expected costumes you might see throughout the night. Try the classic costumes (like mummy, zombie, princess, and witch) but add a few pop culture characters to the mix as well. This game carries on as the night progresses and adds an element of fun and excitement to each ring of the doorbell. 

Pumpkin Bowling

Caregivers in Plano can decorate empty tin cans as a set of goblins and ghouls, and then place them in a stacked triangle at the end of a long table. Take turns rolling a small, round pumpkin down the table to see who can knock down all the cans fastest. You can also substitute a ball for the pumpkin, depending on the level of dexterity of the group. 

Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toe

On a table, use masking or decorative tape to create a tic-tac-toe board. Use small orange and white pumpkins as your markers. The game board can be expanded for an additional challenge. 

Write Your Own Scary Story

Sit in a circle and tell a story together by having each person add a sentence to the spooky tale. You’ll be impressed with what your group can imagine together when everyone contributes to the tale. 

Halloween Taboo

Pick a few traditional Halloween words (like pumpkin, candy, scary, spider, or witch) to avoid during your time together. Pass out a novelty necklace to each guest at the start of the night. If anyone catches another person saying the forbidden words, they get to collect the other’s necklace. Whoever has the most necklaces at the end of the night wins a prize. This game gets especially tricky when you’re doing the Write Your Own Scary Story game, so be warned!

To help your loved one live an active life despite illness or injury, reach out to Home Care Assistance. We are the leading provider of home care Plano families can trust to help seniors age in place without compromising their dignity. Call (214) 586-0120 today to schedule a free in-home consultation and learn how we can customize a unique care plan for your loved one.