THE Halloween spirit was in full flow at an Andover care home last week.

Harrier Grange, in Hawker Siddeley Way, celebrated the occasion in style by putting on an afternoon of pumpkin carving and fancy dress fun.

Residents made spooky pumpkin heads and illuminated their creations with candles before dressing up with friends and family and members of the care home team in creepy Halloween fancy dress costumes.

Staff also got in on the action, decorating the home with imitation cobwebs, spooky skeletons and pretend spiders to get everyone into the spirit of October’s main event.

Harrier Grange activities co-ordinator Stacie Judge said: “Our residents thoroughly enjoy the versatility of our activities calendar here at Harrier Grange.

“We arranged plenty of autumnal fun and added in some Halloween activities too. Pumpkin carving was a fantastic opportunity for our residents to do something with our hands and keep those small joints active and everyone had a lot of fun dressing up in Halloween costumes.

“At Harrier Grange, we know these activities are advantageous to our residents, in the sense that they can increase social interaction, mental stimulation and improve their overall enjoyment. All of these things can significantly improve our residents’ sense of wellbeing.”

Harrier Grange offers residential, nursing, dementia and respite care. For more information about the home contact care home manager George Radoicovici on 01264 252555.

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