United Methodist Homes Hilltop Campus Continues Spooky Tradition for all Residents
For the fifteenth annual year, United Methodist Homes Hilltop Campus hosts its indoor haunted house on October 30th and 31st.
The house features seven rooms with various themes ranging from Barbie world, 80's disco, and spiders. The whole house takes up to four months of preparation for everyone involved.
Seeing 150 people walk through the house on opening day, October 30th, the 25 workers participating are always looking for ways to improve the attraction.
Executive director of United Methodist Homes New York Campuses Victoria Morabito says the haunted house helps break a typical nursing home stereotype.
"We might have a nursing home and people have an idea or a stereotype of what a nursing home and what the elderly do," Morabito said. "But you'll see as you go through that, that the elderly have just as much fun as the kids do."
United Methodist Home resident Linda Webb had the opportunity to walk through the haunted house on opening day, October 30th, with her family.
Webb says the attraction is always something every resident can look forward to for entertainment.
"I think a diversion like this where we just can enjoy something and laugh at life a little bit and it's very uplifting," Webb said.
The house was open on October 30th from 10:30 a.m.- 8 p.m. and October 31st from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.