Halloween night is always a special time of year, particularly for kids. The imagination can run wild with the fun of dressing-up for a night, plus there’s the bonus of all that candy! Power County Hospital wants to take this opportunity to remind parents and children of the dangers that can occur on Halloween, so that everyone can make it a safe and fun night. First, according to that National Safety Council, the number one cause of injuries on Halloween night is accidental falls from tripping on costumes, steps, curbs, or unseen objects. But even more startling is that four times more children are killed annually in pedestrian/automobile accidents on this holiday night, than on any other night of the year, as reported by the CDC. So one of the most important things for parents to remember on Halloween is to escort and watch their children when going from door to door on the streets. Some other tips to remember this weekend include:
- Adults should accompany and supervise all children.
- Make sure your costume fits and lets you see and hear, to watch and listen for cars.
- Wear brightly colored clothing.
- Carry a flashlight, glow-stick, or flashing light so that you are seen by drivers.
- Trick-or-treat in your own neighborhood or accept goodies from people you know.
- Forget the tricks. Leave the toilet paper at home. Don’t throw eggs and cause damage.
- Inspect ALL goodies in the bag before children dig in.
- Don’t allow them to eat the entire bag in a wild, sugar frenzy. Dole it out gradually.
Power County hopes that everyone will have a safe and fun Halloween!
**Please Join us on Halloween Night from 5:00-7:30 pm for Trick-or-Treating with our Nursing Home residents and an Open House with hot cider to checkout our newly completed hospital room renovations!