MONSTERS, witches, ghouls and ghosts were found at a care home this week as a toddler group brought the Halloween fever to the elderly. 

The residents and the children enjoyed a themed morning together where they played fun games and read Halloween stories.

The toddler group regularly visits the Dormy House care home in Sunningdale and its residents eagerly wait for their visits.

Carla Cashley, activities co-ordinator at Dormy House said: “It has been a huge success, quite overwhelming to be honest. Every session has been positive and you can really see the changes in the residents when the children are here.”

Ms Cashley launched the toddler group in August as she used to take her grandson into another care home she previously worked at and noticed the positive change of behaviour among the residents.

The intergenerational projects are beneficial to both the elderly, some of which are suffering from dementia, and to the children.

One resident, who is living with dementia, rarely wants to take part in activities but thoroughly enjoys the chance to interact with the children on their visits.

Dormy House home manager Joanne Gullon said: “Marie doesn’t usually like a lot of noise but she wanted to come and see what was happening at toddler group – she absolutely warmed to a young baby. 

“She now comes to the group on a regular basis and to see her face light up is lovely.”

To find out more about Caring Homes and Dormy House visit: