While most of the time senior citizens want to participate with people out and about doing everyday things, there are certain occasions that bring more fright than pleasure to these events. One such day is Halloween.
Why, may you ask, would Halloween be frightening to an older person when it seems to give children such delight? Well, one reason is uncertainty. Senior citizens are not always too certain about costumes; some having heard about crimes and such that have taken place with people in costumes.
Perhaps you may think this is crazy thinking, but combine that with the fact that by this time in October, it is dark outside by the time trick-or-treating is over with. Elders become afraid of the dark again – just like young children are afraid. The dark brings with it even more uncertainty.
Older people are not crazy, they are simply human. As we age, there are time when we regress. It is only natural.
If I witness this type of uncertainty in the facades of my clients, I immediately, if not sooner, suggest that they do not partake of the Halloween holiday. No one would blame them and they would feel that much more secure knowing that they will not have strangers continually knocking on their door or ringing their bell.
By being there for my clients in all aspects of their lives, I am showing them once again that I believe that With Age Comes Respect.