North Star Montessori students show off their costumes for Brookridge Heights residents
North Star Montessori Academy students went on a field trip to Brookridge Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care to help residents get into the Halloween spirit Thursday.
80 North Star students ranging from Pre-K through third grade had a parade around the facility, showing off their costumes and having some spooky fun with residents.
Some of the residents don't get to see their grandchildren and great-grandchildren as often as they'd like.
So these local students took the time to strut around the facility and even got some candy.
All the different costume ideas led the Memory Support Director, Brian Gaudreau to ask the residents about past Halloweens.
“We asked them, what kinds of costumes did you do? And what kinds of costumes did you do for your kids? It was really interesting to hear them talk about making costumes. That was the key thing back then. Now we can go out and buy any kind of costumes we want. So it was important to hear their stories,” Gaudreau declared.
The party continued into the afternoon as residents and staff danced the Monster Mash, enjoyed cookies, snacks and camaraderie.