Nursing associates in “Ghostbusters” costume

Enter if you dare!


Life Care Center of Leominster, Massachusetts, has a frightfully fun tradition, and on Oct. 21, 2016, more than 100 guests (including residents) made their way with care along the Seventh Annual Halloween Trail.


“It started at our spooky walkway covered with décor,” explained Stephanie Phillips, admissions director. “As you entered the building, the dining room began the trail. We had bags to give out for everyone to stop at each section to get a treat.”


The first group that visitors encountered was the rehab and dietary departments. Together, these groups had a haunted corn maze to go through with scarecrows, goats and even a beating “cow’s heart”!


Toward the end of the corn maze, adventurers were faced with some floating ghosts, but not to worry – the Ghostbusters were there to keep people safe, portrayed by nursing associates.


The rumbling roar was near as guests got closer to Jurassic Park! Associates from the environmental team had control of the T-Rex in his cage.


Activities associates were scattered across the trail in Day of the Dead costumes, and the last stop along the trail was the Harry Potter dining hall, where the executive director, admissions team, social workers, health records personnel and business office workers waited with cupcakes, cookies, hot chocolate and some smoking potion juice.


“It was an excellent event,” said patient Ricardo Oliveira. “My kids enjoyed it so much.”

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