Senior Care in Transfer, PA: Teddy Bear Picnic Day

Teddy bears, those cute stuffed animals that are so fun to cuddle with, are a favorite of the young and old person alike. Most seniors know exactly who Winnie the Pooh is, and probably grew up with their own favorite teddy bear. It’s not likely they still have an old teddy bear; if not they are easy to find and can be inexpensive.

Ideas for celebrating Teddy Bear Picnic Day on July 10th

  • Invite the grandchildren and their teddy bears along to join you
  • Have a tea party outside in the shade with you and your teddy bear
  • Aging loved ones can get really bored staying inside all day and doing the same things. Use this day as an excuse to encourage your loved one and their senior care service provider to have a little picnic outdoors
  • Senior Care in Transfer, PATake pictures of your loved one and her teddy bear to share
  • Little children could put their teddy bears in their backpacks to carry around or push them in a dolly stroller
  • Get the entire family in on the fun. Make sure everyone has their own teddy bear to take to the teddy bear picnic
  • Combine the teddy bear picnic with an outdoor barbeque if one of the family members is willing to show off their cooking skills

The origin of the teddy bear

  • Originally made by the Ideal Toy Company
  • Originally made in the early 1900s
  • Named after Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt

Other ways to enjoy an outdoor picnic

An outdoor picnic can be fun to do on any warm day, as long as some precautions are taken to ensure the comfort and safety of the elderly loved one. Here are some things to remember:

  • Sun protection, including hat, sunscreen, and shade if possible
  • Comfortable chair
  • Lots of water
  • Plenty of food and snacks
  • Don’t overdo it – if she is tired out, it’s time to go home’
  • Bug and insect protection, especially from mosquitos and ticks
  • Assistance when walking on uneven ground; picnic areas can have very lumpy and bumpy walking areas; sometimes there are gopher holes

Take a camera so that you can snap pictures to use as an activity later. She can do some scrapbooking and have some fun preserving the memories. Especially if the teddy bear picnic involved some of her children, grandchildren, etc. It is a lovely day to bring generations together with some fun they will all remember.

The caregivers at CareGivers Plus are available to talk with you and your family about all of your home care needs. CareGivers Plus is an elder care agency providing quality and affordable home care in Transfer, PA and the surrounding areas. Call 724-638-7110 for more information.

About Robert Devine

Robert Devine is Owner and Administrator at Caregivers Plus Home Health Care of Hermitage, PA.

Whether it’s conversation and company, or just eating a meal together, having someone to sit and visit with can help make for a happier, healthier life.

Caregivers Plus has been operating as a locally owned family-operated home care agency in Mercer County since 1994.