Borough Care has recently decided to theme its weekly walks and the Teddy Bears’ Picnic was the first of the themes. Residents and staff met with a teddy bear to walk around Woodbank Memorial Park. After the walk, everyone who took part enjoyed a picnic outdoors followed by ice creams all round.
Sophie Gardiner, Area Support at Borough Care, says: “Our Activity Lifestyle Facilitators now choose a theme for the weekly walks and, as many of our residents find comfort in teddy bears, Sophie Rawlinson, the Activity Lifestyle Facilitator at Bruce Lodge, suggested we make the teddy bear the focus of this walk. As the weather was so lovely, we decided to combine the walk with a picnic. Our weekly walk is a great social event, which also helps to keep residents active and improve their wellbeing. Walking has both physical and mental health benefits, along with getting people out into the fresh air.”
The social walks are part of a regular programme of activities Borough Care organises for residents at its homes, with a number of residents participating each week