Last week, I saw a photo of a couple living at an assisted home sitting in front of mounds of candy holding a signs that read "We Need Trick-Or-Treaters!"

It linked back to an article from Romper that asked parents to consider taking their children trick-or-treating at assisted living and retirement homes on Halloween.  Why? The experience is mutually beneficial for everyone involved! Your kids get to put on their costumes and collect a huge pile of candy and the residents get to interact with trick-or-treaters, something many of them haven't done since their grandchildren were young.  Having little ones stop by in their Halloween costume really lifts their spirits, especially if they're a resident who doesn't have friends or family members who are able to visit often.

Apparently, I wasn't the only who saw the article! A member of the Boise Bench Dweller's Facebook group shared this list of retirement, nursing and assisted living homes in the Boise area inviting kids to stop by and visit for Halloween. If you know that your kids are going to whine about tonight's cold temperatures and don't want to add layers to their costumes, this is a great indoor alternative to Trick-Or-Treating!

Swan Falls Assisted Living  | 194 W White Way, Kuna
1:00pm - 8:00pm

Brookdale Senior Living | 739 E Parkcenter Blvd, Boise
1:30pm

Copper Springs Senior Living | 3570 E Amity, Meridian
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Lenity Assisted | 4119 Lenity Living Ave, Caldwell
4:00pm

Aspen Transitional Rehab | 2867 E Copper Point Dr, Meridian
5:00pm - 5:30pm

Willow Park Senior Living | 2600 N Milwaukee, Boise
5:00 - 6:30

Heatherwood Assisted | 5277 W Kootenai, Boise
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Grace Assist Plus 1 | 1946 N Lakes Pl, Meridian
5:45pm

Grace Independent Living | 518 N 21st Ave, Caldwell
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Karcher Estates | 1127 Caldwell Blvd, Nampa
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Veranda Senior Living | 6280 N Fox Run Way, Meridian
6:30pm

Life Care Centers | 502 N Kimball, Boise
7:00pm - 8:00pm