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Brandon MS Seniors Enjoy Fall Festivals, Too

Real Estate Agent with Front Gate Real Estate Broker 11085

When you think of Fall Festivities, visions of pumpkin patches, hay bales, and children frolicking through fields come to mind. But why limit the activities to children? Adults want to have fun, too.

Last week, Castlewoods Place, a senior assisted-living facility in Brandon, hosted their Fall Festival. Several vendors participated in the event. I attended as a neighborhood volunteer and Realtor. Pre-pandemic, I visited regularly to call Bingo, play games, etc., but visiting was forbidden during the height of the pandemic. I missed my senior friends and they missed us. Fortunately, we slowly have been invited to select events over the last few weeks.Pat Starnes volunteers at senior facility

The Activities Director planned a wonderful event for the active Seniors; corn hole games, bobbing for apples, guessing games, music by the fabulous DJ, (seen in the photo as The Scream), and smoky witches brew punch. They even made indoor smore's! They had giveaways and prizes provided by the Sponsors. The entire building was festive and the decorations were exceptional.

The seniors truly warm my heart and they love the attention showered upon them. In the photo below of the three witches, the Activities Director, Mrs. Tiffany, is on the left, I'm on the right, and in the middle is the precious and lovely Miss Dee, one of the newest residents. Dee is one of my favorite people, as we knew each other prior to her selling her home and moving into Castlewoods Place. She is a talented artist in several mediums and if hugging were allowed, she would get a big one from me.

Fall Festival photoWitches for Halloween

I hope you've enjoyed reading about the Fall Festival at Castlewoods Place. It is a fun community for active Seniors, and Mrs. Tiffany does a terrific job planning these events. The facility is located on Castlewoods Blvd. in Brandon, MS, in the Castlewoods neighborhood near the Ross Barnett Reservoir.

Comments (11)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Pat, and thanks for sharing Brandon information with us but 3 witches, well doubt they are real witches  LOL!

Oct 27, 2021 10:23 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty

Maybe we are just "bewitching". Happy Halloween!

Oct 27, 2021 10:24 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Pat this is a fun time of the year, and good to see that the senior citizens in your area are getting to participate in that fun.

Oct 27, 2021 11:48 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Pat- I love that you do this for the Seniors in your area. My friend's mother is 102 and is so busy at her home that I am in awe of all that she does. They could use a volunteer like you. 

Oct 27, 2021 12:36 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Yes Kathy Streib I always say this is the type of community living I'd like to live in at that stage in life. They socialize, have friends, make crafts, and everyone is super friendly. It helps keep the seniors young!

Oct 27, 2021 01:00 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Sounds like some fun activities for the seniors at Castlewoods Place and of course for you as well.

Oct 27, 2021 01:50 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty

Ed Silva These residents have a special place in my heart. I'd go much more frequently if they would let me.

Oct 27, 2021 03:47 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Pat I so remember doing many things at my Aunt's Senior Living place for all the holidays. The so appreciated it all.  Thank you for doing this......I love it!  Your big heart shines through and through!!

Oct 27, 2021 09:38 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty

I enjoy it, and so do the seniors. I didn't realize how much joy comes from volunteering but it is truly a blessing.

Oct 31, 2021 09:22 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Pagt - the seniors in Brandon look like they are really enjoying the festivities.

Oct 28, 2021 03:47 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

There are times when I argue with myself over which holiday has my favorite decorations.  Is it Christmas, or is it Halloween.  I've come to the conclusion that it depends on the mood I'm in.  And, for one reason or another I'm really enjoying the warm colors of Halloween and Autumn this year.

Oct 28, 2021 08:28 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty  I also miss  my friends in senior living facilities. You are wonderful  to participate in a group that entertains there. My Mother always did that too. Great picture love it 

Oct 28, 2021 10:44 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your volunteer work to add some joy to the lives of seniors.

Take care, be safe and have a lovely weekend.

Oct 30, 2021 04:57 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good evening Pat! Helping out seniors in your area can be a very gratifying experience for sure

Nov 01, 2021 05:26 PM