Halloween is a great time for every member of the family to get out and have some fun. A whole host of spooky activities await whoever decides to enjoy the festivities.
But if you or a loved one suffers from a mobility impairment, you might think it won’t be possible to join in the fun with your family and friends.
Even in this scary season, fear not! With the right mobility aid, you can participate in all the activities this great holiday has to offer.
Below we’ll give you five ideas for what to do this Halloween and show you how the LifeGlider can help you participate in them.
One of the most classic and beloved Halloween traditions is trick-or-treating. In fact, the tradition dates back to about 1,000 years ago!
Even if you’re an adult and beyond the age for going door to door, there’s a good chance someone in your party will have kids that just can’t wait to go fill their goodie bags with candy.
And while they’re doing that, you have a great opportunity to socialize with other parents on the street and see lots of fun and unique costumes.
You’ll want to check your neighborhood guidelines for when and where the trick-or-treating starts so that the trick-or-treaters can have as long as possible to get the candy.
And if you’re sneaky (or ask nicely) you might be able to get a piece or two of candy for yourself!
Walking up and down the block to keep an eye on the kids might normally wear you out, but a mobility aid can give you the extra support you need to join in the festivities.
TIP: Make sure the mobility aid you use can support you fully, giving you something to rest on if you need a breather, and is as fall-safe as possible.
2. Baking Treats
Another fun tradition on Halloween is baking treats. An easy idea is cookies, which aren’t too hard to make and can be decorated in a variety of ways.
You can use icing to make designs like:
- Witch hats
Or, you and any kids in your family will love these shaped cookie cutters that make your cookies come out of the oven looking extra festive.
Whether you’re giving them out on the porch to trick-or-treaters or you’re saving them for your Halloween party, a delicious treat goes a long way towards making a great Halloween.
A mobility aid can give you the extra boost you need to get around the kitchen safely and securely while you bake and decorate your cookies.
TIP: For Halloween baking, it’s important that your mobility aid offer you hands-free support, so you can load the oven or decorate the cookies without a fear of falling.
3. Halloween Decorating
Especially if you’re hosting a Halloween get-together, it adds a nice touch of holiday spirit if you decorate your home for the occasion.
Some people like to decorate outside, hanging spider webs and placing skeletons or tombstones in the front yard.
Others might prefer decorating inside, with skulls and spooky candles and festive bowls of candy corn.
Either way, decorating requires that you move around and do so with your hands free. Sometimes you’ll even need to lean or stretch to hang things on the wall or put the final touches on your decorations.
While you should never put your decorations before your safety, using the right mobility aid can open up more possibilities for what you can safely do.
TIP: Use a mobility aid that supports you at your center of gravity, so that if you lose your balance, you’re still secure and don’t injure yourself.
4. Picking Pumpkins
If you have a pumpkin patch near where you live, that’s a great spot to participate in some fun fall activities.
Beyond the joy of picking the perfect pumpkin to take home and carve, pumpkin patches often have other things to do like a hayride or a corn maze, which are great family-friendly ways to enjoy being outside during autumn.
Participating in some of these activities requires you to be on your feet a lot, but that shouldn’t mean you can’t do them.
TIP: When looking for the perfect pumpkin, use a mobility aid that keeps you secure while you move and provides a small seat you can rest on when you need it.
5. Halloween Party
For many people without kids, or for parents once trick-or-treating time is over, Halloween is about having a costume party with your friends.
Picking a costume is hard, but also one of the fun challenges of Halloween. And it definitely pays off when you get to see the great ideas your friends have come up with.
There are a few considerations that go into coming up with a great costume idea:
- Do you want to dress up as a group or by yourself?
- Do you want to buy a costume or make your own?
- Do you want your costume to be funny or scary?
Whatever you decide to dress up as, you’ll want to be free to walk around and socialize with the other guests.
TIP: Get more enjoyment out of parties! Use a mobility aid that allows you to stay on your feet and chat with others at eye level.
(And yes, ALL these tips are pointing you to the LifeGlider!)
“Dress Up” in Your LifeGlider This Halloween
If you’re worried you won’t be able to participate in all the fun this Halloween because of a mobility impairment, the LifeGlider may be the solution.
The fall-safe, hands-free LifeGlider is designed to give you the stability you need to enjoy more independence this holiday season!
If this sounds like what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about the LifeGlider and whether it’s a good fit for your mobility needs.