Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers’ Enchanted Castle set for Oct. 19–29 in Fairfield

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Now in its 20th year, the Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers Auxiliary will present “The Enchanted Castle: A Magical Storybook Experience,” Saturday, Oct. 19 – Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Burr Homestead, 739 Old Post Road, Fairfield.

With its colorful storybook-theme rooms and friendly costumed characters, the Enchanted Castle provides a non-threatening, entertaining Halloween experience for children and adults. Theme rooms include Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, the Little Mermaid, Pirates of the Caribbean, the Wizard of Oz and Candyland.   Hours are:

- Saturday, Oct. 19, Sunday, Oct. 20, Saturday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 27,10:00 – 5:00 p.m.

- Wednesday, Oct. 23, Thursday, Oct. 24, Friday, Oct. 25, Monday, Oct. 28, and Tuesday, Oct. 29, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

School and play groups can schedule visits Wednesday – Friday, Oct. 23 – 25, and Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 28 and 29, 9:00 a.m. – noon. For information, e-mail info@enchantedcastle.org.

Admission is $5 per person. For information, call 203.384.3600 or visit www.enchantedcastle.org.

The Enchanted Castle is co-chaired by Shaun Amberg, Debbie Charles and Kay Smith all of Fairfield. Proceeds from the event will support the following programs at Ahlbin Centers: cancer therapy, Fit and Healthy Kids, music therapy, the women’s health program, specialized equipment and scholarships.

In addition, the Ahlbin Centers Auxiliary is seeking qualified volunteers to fill more than 250 storybook characters roles during the eight days of the event. Adults and students in the eighth grade and up can volunteer for community service by e-mailing characters@enchantedcastle.org.

Businesses interested in helping to underwrite some of the costs of this year’s Enchanted Castle by becoming a sponsor, may e-mail info@enchantedcastle.org.

Ahlbin Centers provides inpatient rehabilitation services at Bridgeport Hospital and outpatient services in Bridgeport, Shelton, Southport, Stratford and Trumbull. Services include physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as early childhood and geriatric programs.

Bridgeport Hospital, part of Yale New Haven Health, is a non-profit 501-bed acute care hospital with two campuses (plus 42 beds licensed to Yale New Haven Children's Hospital). Its Bridgeport and Milford Campuses serve patients from across the region. The hospital admits more than 23,000 patients and provides nearly 350,000 outpatient treatments annually. The Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital is the only burn center in the state and one of only 64 verified burn centers in the United States. Bridgeport Hospital is committed to providing safe, compassionate and cost efficient care to its patients and the community.