It’s officially October! It’s the month of falling leaves, pumpkins, candy, ghosts, goblins and vampires! In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, your Halloween celebration may be a little different this year. Always remember to be safe, wear a mask when you’re around others and maintain social distancing. In honor of this spook-tacular month, we’ve compiled some of our best Halloween-related blog posts from Quantum brand ambassadors. Read on!
Officer Morgan Steward knows the ins and outs of safety during Halloween. For kids that are trick-or-treating, Morgan recommends that they stay close to the adult they’re with. The grownups always do a head count before stopping at each house to make sure the kids in their groups are accounted for. Always be aware of cars when walking across the road and look both ways before crossing. And while it may be tempting for kids to start eating candy treats before they get home, Morgan recommends having a grownup examine the candy before it’s eaten. They can check to make sure that the candy doesn’t have something that the child may be allergic to.
Adaptive Halloween Costumes
If you use a Quantum® electric wheelchair for mobility, you’ll be glad to know that there are plenty of wheelchair-friendly costumes this year. Target is one store that sells adaptive costumes for electric wheelchair users. Typically, the costumes are designed to fit over a person’s power wheelchair. Adaptive Halloween costumes are usually roomier so they are more comfortable and slip on and off easily, or they’re designed for sensory-needs children. Not sure where to begin? Check out Quantum brand ambassador Stephanie Woodward and her review of some of the wheelchair-friendly Halloween costumes produced by retailers.
Trick-or-Treating at Night: Power Wheelchair Lights
While some communities may offer trick-or-treating times during daylight hours, you may prefer to do your trick-or-treating after the sun goes down for maximum spookiness. When out and about, remember to utilize your power wheelchair lights. Quantum’s front and rear LED fender lights let you see and be seen, especially when you’re crossing the street at night. If you don’t have lights on your power wheelchair, be sure to take a flashlight with you or wear reflective clothing. Maintain visibility is incredibly important on the spookiest night of the year!