Rogers teams celebrate Halloween with costumes, trick-or-treating, more11/15/22 04:50:pm
The Outpatient Admissions team had a costume contest, with each group choosing a theme and submitting photos to colleagues throughout Rogers to vote. The winning group was “Team Shrek.”
Appleton teammates dressed in Disney costumes and brought in their favorite candy for trick-or-treating.
Brown Deer team members from Focus Depression Recovery Adolescent Residential Care dressed up, and residents participated in onsite trick-or-treating.
Rogers’ newest clinic did pumpkin painting and “mummified” outreach specialist Danielle Sandow.
Herrington Center for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery
The team participated in a zoo theme, dressing up as tigers, a giraffe, a polar bear, and more.
Hinsdale teammates and patients dressed up for Halloween and enjoyed cookies and treat bags. Children and teens did trick-or-treating around the clinic and engaged in a pumpkin-decorating contest.
The Los Angeles team dressed up as witches, the tooth fairy, memes, restaurateur Guy Fieri, a character from The Incredibles movie, and Elvis. They showed off their costumes in a contest along with patients who also dressed up and did onsite trick-or-treating.
The Madison team got into the spirit by dressing up (costumes) or dressing down (jeans). They also held a costume parade with treats supplied by a local favorite: Nothing Bundt Cakes.
The Nashville clinic celebrated with a “Rogers Rockin’ Halloween Week.” Monday was Spooky Decorations Day, Tuesday was Color Day, Wednesday was Spooky Snack Day, Thursday was Pumpkin Painting Day, Friday was Character Day, and Halloween was Costume Day and Trick-or-Treating.
Additionally, the team incorporated treatment challenges into the festivities. For instance, OCD and Anxiety patients were asked to engage in arts and crafts with their non-dominant hand and to adhere to time limits to challenge their perfectionistic behaviors. The activities also served as behavioral activation for patients in the Depression Recovery program, and the spooky snacks, trick-or-treating, and gingerbread house-decorating were a challenge for Eating Disorder Recovery patients.
The Outreach team dressed up for their Monday huddle, which fell on Halloween. Jon Lica, outreach representative for Madison, was voted best costume for his 80s snowboarder outfit.
Philadelphia team members participated in a Halloween Spirit Week that consisted of Sports Day, Pajama Day, Wacky Wednesday, Decades Day, and Comic-Con. The celebration capped off on Halloween when everyone wore their favorite costumes.
Ronald McDonald Family Room®
The Family Room located at the Ladish Co. Foundation Center hosted trick-or-treating, cooking decorating, pumpkin carving and painting, movie screenings, and a scavenger hunt for guests.
The Sheboygan clinic’s weeklong celebration was themed “Mental health treatment is cool, not despicable.” Monday was Minion Day, Tuesday was Very Punny!!! Dress as a Pun Day, Wednesday was Pajama Day, Thursday was Dress as Your Favorite TV/Movie Character Day, and Friday was Flannel Friday and Potluck Day. Additionally, the child and adolescent teams hid treats around the clinic for patients to find.
The Silver Lake team dressed up in fun costumes on Halloween ranging from Starbucks drinks to Skittles. They also participated in their fifth annual pumpkin-decorating contest, creating a cactus, elephant, cupcakes, and more.
The Tampa team also held a festive Halloween Spirit Week. Their days were Superhero Shirt Monday, Tourist Day Tuesday, Villain Shirt Wednesday, Throwback Thursday, and Pajama Friday. For Halloween, they wore costumes and went trick-or-treating.
Kali, who is part of the Canine Assisted Intervention program, dressed up as a hot dog along with her sister Rhea. Kali works in West Allis, supporting inpatient and residential programs. Additionally, the residential team held a costume contest and potluck.