27 October 2021
Linwood holds Spooktacular Halloween fancy dress competition for community
Linwood care home is calling on the local community to put on their spookiest costumes for a virtual Halloween costume competition.
In the lead up to Halloween, Anchor’s Linwood care home in Thames Ditton has invited members of the public to participate in their Spooktacular fancy dress competition with the chance to win prizes chosen by residents. To enter the competition, participants can post on Twitter and Facebook with pictures of themselves donning their costumes.
Winners will be selected by residents of Anchor’s Linwood care home who will be looking for the scariest costumes in the competition. People from across the community are encouraged to enter and there will be prizes for school children and adults respectively.
The competition is a fun way for residents to connect digitally with the local community and they are particularly looking forward to seeing the costumes chosen by children from the local schools.
Eleanor Lyons, Manager of Anchor’s Linwood care home, said:
Before COVID-19 restrictions, we had children from the local schools come to the home to engage in intergenerational activities with residents. Unfortunately, these are not yet possible in the same way, but we thought the Halloween competition would be a great opportunity to create these connections virtually. Residents always really enjoy seeing what the children decide to dress up as.
The costume competition is just one of the many events that the care team at Linwood has come up with for the autumn. Along with continuing residents’ favourite activities, such as quizzes and crafting, the care team has organised a calendar of events to engage residents and support their wellbeing.
Rocchina Morris, resident at the home, said:
Halloween is one of my favourite celebrations and I’m really looking forward to seeing all the costumes people come up with!
Winners will be chosen on 13 November.
For more information on Anchor’s Linwood care home call 0800 085 4279