I just recently joined this site also and let me tell you it is WONDERFUL!!!! I am an activity director at a senior center and not only do our older seniors enjoy it but we also have a group respite program geared towards participants with dementia and Alzheimer's, that respond really well to the trivia/quizzes that the website offers. I am so thankful to have this site as a resource to assist with enhancing their quality of life!
Ellen Hargett Community Social Services Asst United States
I am looking for ideas for some of my residents whom have been involved professionally in the equestrian world their entire lives and are now limited to our care centre due to mobility etc. I can see and feel them pining for their world and really want to do activities which would be dear to them. Any ideas would be really appreciated ..
We also have riding for the disabled (mentioned in earlier comment) and depending on your person's condition/health maybe they could assist at a place like this even if to help put riders at ease....a win win situation.
Here is a link to a very successful program I did with our residents. I hope this helps!
Let me know if you have any questions. Good luck!
Will definately put your suggestions to use and post some photos :)
We also have small ponies who can visit and friends with horses , whilst not insured to take any residents riding, can come into the car park and the residents can go out to them.
Nothing is impossible, hope you find something for your residents.