With Halloween almost a week away, we are somewhat limited with what we can do and with how many people. With options low, it's also a good time to think of others who maybe don't have the luxury of going and spending Halloween with their grandchildren. Retirement homes for the most part are still closed to outside visitors with the exception of a few I've heard are finally letting some in. But many are still on lockdown, which leaves them in a place where there isn't a whole lot of interaction with the outside world.

One center in Allegan is organizing a small event to bring some Halloween fun to seniors this Autumn. Ely Manor is a nursing facility that provides both short-term rehab. and long-term care including physical, occupational, speech, social and recreational therapy. Ely Manor has recognized that their residents need a little lifting up, so they're putting together a decorated "Haunted Trail." From 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Halloween they're inviting trick or treaters in costume to walk it and pay a visit. They describe the event on their page:

We still can’t let people in to the building but our residents would love to see your Trick or Treaters in their costumes! Come walk a decorated trail along our windows so our residents can see all their costumes and pick up a treat bag at the end of the trail!
Social distancing will be practiced and please be sure to wear your MASK.
Pay a visit to seniors and get candy? Sounds like a win win to me.
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