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Halloween Events in Sacramento Bring Young and Old Together for a Ghoulish Good Time
Date:10/30/2007

150+ Nursing Homes in California will simultaneously open their doors Wednesday to Trick or Treaters and the media are invited to cover the festivities

SACRAMENTO, 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 Sacramento region 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."

Sacramento region participating

Halloween event nursing homes:

*** Denotes a very special Halloween

event

*** Folsom Convalescent

510 Mill Street

Folsom, CA 95630

(916) 985-3641

Contact: Calvin Calloway

Spring Hill Manor

355 Joerschke Dr.

Grass Valley, CA 95945

(530) 273-7247

Vintage Estates of

Sacramento

501 Jessie Ave

Sacramento, CA 95838

(916) 922-8855

Lincoln Manor

1550 3rd St

Lincoln, CA 95648

(916) 645-7761

Mission Carmichael

Healthcare Center

3630 Mission Ave

Carmichael, CA 95608

(916) 488-1580

Meadow View Manor

396 Dorsey Dr

Grass Valley, CA 95945

(530) 272-2273

El Camino Care Center

2540 Carmichael Way

Carmichael, CA 95608

(916) 482-0465

Beverly Living Center - Galt

144 F Street

Galt, CA 95632

(209) 745-1537

Chateau Convalescent Hospital

1221 Rosemarie Ln

Stockton, CA 95207

(209) 477-2664

Sunbridge Brittany Care Center

3900 Garfield Ave

Carmichael, CA 95608

(916) 481-6455

Oak Valley Care Center

275 S Oak Ave

Oakdale, CA 95361

(209) 847-3011

Colonial Healthcare

12225 Shlae Ridge Rd

Auburn, CA 95602

(530) 885-7511

Delta Rehab & Care Center

1334 S Ham Ln

Lodi, CA 95242

(209) 334-3825

Crescent Court Nursing Home

610 S Fairmont Ave

Lodi, CA 95240

(209) 367-7400


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