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Halloween Events in Central Valley, Calif. Bring Young and Old Together for a Ghoulish Good Time

150+ Nursing Homes in California will simultaneously open their doors

Wednesday to Trick or Treaters

and the media are invited to cover the festivities

CENTRAL VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's not every day pirates and gypsies visit a nursing home. Nurse administrators don't often see miniature witches and 3-foot tall bumblebees, and little goblins rarely get to meet 90-year-old soldiers or 80-year-young ballerinas! But at more than 150 nursing homes in California this Halloween, it's going to be a different story.

"Our nursing homes are a part of the community, and we want as much interaction with our neighbors as possible," said Betsy Hite, Director of Public Affairs for the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF), which is coordinating the statewide event. "So we're inviting children to visit their participating neighborhood nursing home between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Halloween to trick or treat, play games, show off their costumes, and just generally have fun." (A list of participating nursing homes in the Central Valley is attached.)

The statewide Halloween event began as an idea of the Association to which many of the state's nursing homes belong. "We want our nursing homes to be as comfortable and home-like as possible, and so many of the elderly in our care have such fond memories of seeing the little ones come trick or treating in our homes," said Rebecca Turner, Chair of the Association's Public Advocacy Committee. "With the neighborhood children coming by, it gives our elder citizens the opportunity to share in the Halloween fun."

Children between the ages of 5 and 12, along with their parents, are invited to trick or treat at participating facilities from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on October 31st. There will be treats, games, costume prizes and other fun activities. For more information call a nursing home on the attached list. "This is such a fun time for little kids," Turner said. "And when these children get to interact in a fun, positive way with our elderly folks, everyone smiles."

Central Valley area participating

Halloween event nursing homes:

Horizon Health and Subacute

3034 E Herndon Ave

Fresno, CA 93720

(559) 321-0883

Riverbank Nursing Center

2649 Topeka Ave

Riverbank, CA 95367

(209) 869-2568

The Venturan

4904 Telegraph

Ventura, CA 93003

(805) 642-4101

Elness CH

P.O. Box 1129

Turlock, CA 95381

(209) 667-2828

Ha-Le Aloha CH

1711 Richland Ave

Ceres, CA 95307

(209) 537-4581

Garden City Care Center

1310 W Granger Ave

Modesto, CA 95350

(209) 524-4817

Hy-Lond Health & Rehab

3408 E Shields Ave

Fresno, CA 93726

(559) 227-4063

Beverly Manor Fresno

2715 Fresno St

Fresno, CA 93721

(559) 486-4433

Country View Alzheimer's Center

925 N Cornelia Ave

Fresno, CA 93706

(559) 275-4785

Fresno Care & Guidance

1715 S Cedar Ave

Fresno, CA 93702

(559) 237-8377

Sanger CH

2550 9th St

Sanger, CA 93657

(559) 875-6501

Reedley CH

1090 E Dinuba Ave

Reedley, CA 93654

(559) 638-3577

Fowler CH

1306 E Summer Ave

Fowler, CA 93625

(559) 834-2542

Clovis CH

111 Barstow Ave

Clovis, CA 93612

(559) 299-2591

Beverly Manor - Bakersfield

3601 San Dimas St

Bakersfield, CA 93301

(661) 323-2894

Hillcrest CH

3672 N 1st St

Fresno, CA 93726

(559) 227-5383

Shafter CH

140 E Tulare Ave

Shafter, CA 93263

(661) 746-3912

English Oaks Nursing & Rehab

2633 W Rumble Rd

Modesto, CA 95350

(209) 577-1001

Willow Creek Care Center

650 W Alluvial Ave

Clovis, CA 93611

(559) 323-6200

Valley Healthcare Center

4840 E Tulare Ave

Fresno, CA 93727

(559) 251-7161

Hanford Nursing & Rehab

1007 West Lacey Blvd

Hanford, CA 93291

(559) 582-2871

SOURCE California Association of Health Facilities
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