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Rotino Center to host Teddy Bear Tea today

By Staff | Dec 27, 2011

The Tony Rotino Senior Center will host its second annual Teddy Bear Tea today, Dec. 28, from 1011:30 a.m. at the center located within the Yacht Club Community Park.

“This is a fun holiday event for grandparents and their grandchildren to enjoy together,”said Brenda Nixon, recreation specialist at the Tony Rotino Senior Center. “The timing is great for visiting and local grandparents to enjoy a special event with their grandchildren. We will have a number of activities including Teddy Bear Story Time, Teddy Bear Tea Time, crafts, a clown, face painting and of course the Teddy Bear Parade.”

Children are encouraged to bring their own Teddy Bear as a guest of honor and grandparents can bring along their favorite china tea cup and pot.

This year the Teddy Bear Tea will be co-sponsored by three local businesses whose focus is assisting the senior community in Cape Coral and the surrounding area: Right at Home In Home Care and Assistance, The Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center of Cape Coral and The Windsor of Cape Coral Assisted Living and Memory Care are teaming up to help make the event possible.

“We are very fortunate to have such great sponsors” said Nixon. “Because of their support of the Teddy Bear Tea and other events throughout the year, the Tony Rotino Senior Center is able to provide more activities for our local senior population.

The company efforts are being led by Mark Franzblau, owner of Right at Home of Cape Coral; Shavon Chester, marketing director at The Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center of Cape Coral; and Dawn Platt, marketing director for The Windsor of Cape Coral Assisted Living and Memory Care.

“This is a fun event and we are looking forward to wearing our Teddy Bear ears and entertaining all of the grandparents and grandkids” Franzblau said.

“We will have a coloring contest and several fun Teddy Bear crafts” added Chester.

“The three of us are very grateful for the opportunity to give back to the community”, said Platt.