Lincoln Alzheimer’s center residents feel like kids again with trick-or-treat event
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – One of the safest places to take kids trick-or-treating is High Plains Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, and its residents are delighted to see them.
The Lincoln facility held its annual Halloween event, allowing kids of all ages to come in and spend time with the residents.
The residents and staff spent weeks preparing for the event, from putting up decorations to filling sterile gloves to the brim with candy.
One member of the staff said seeing the kids helps boost morale before winter and can make the residents feel like kids again.
“It means a lot to be able to be around that kind of excitement and that energy that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to be a part of,” marketing director Ellis Hardin said.
Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, the residents were able to hold a trunk-or-treat event, never missing out on a day filled with fun.