Ghosts, goblins and superheroes were meandering through the halls of the Kane Regional Centers this Halloween. Residents, staff, volunteers and visitors all joined in the fun. The residents got a kick out of the costumes and enjoyed the special treats.
At the Kane Center in McKeesport there was a Halloween parade with a contest for best costume for a resident and best costume for a staff member. “The residents were truly excited to see other residents and the staff members in costume,” said Ken Schmigel the Recreation Therapy Supervisor at Kane McKeesport. The top prize for staff members went to the zombie bride and for residents the honor went to the witch.
The haunted house at Kane Glen Hazel was open for business again this year. Kathi Lindsley, Albert Pantone and Sheryl Kaecher from the Recreational Therapy department put together the best display to date. They had plenty of support from the Glen Hazel staff and volunteers. The BNY Mellon volunteers provided a major assist earlier in the month.
Ross Kane had a Halloween party with singer/entertainer Ron D’Amico. Mr. D’Amico sang songs from performers like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. The residents took pleasure in the old time music and most of them sang along.
Seventy five students from Our Lady of Grace grades K to 2 trick or treated at the Kane center at Scott Township. The day was mostly treats as the students sang songs and entertained the residents. “The children’s voices were beautiful and their interactions with the residents made the day extraordinary,” said Marci Donovan of Kane Scott.
All four centers are now busy with preparations for the upcoming holiday season. They will do so with fond memories of Halloween fun.
For more information, contact Bill LaLonde, Community Outreach Representative, at 412-422-6773.