Residents living at the Mayflower Brighton aged care residence had the chance to horse around when Percherons, Wednesday and Wazza came clip-clopping in as part of a touring equine therapy program.
The ladies and gentlemen were able to pat, hug and feed the horses in sessions that have proven to help ease conditions commonly faced by the elderly, such as cognitive impairment and depression.
“It’s important to us that our residents continue to enjoy new and fun experiences,” said Maria Bernardo, Executive Officer of Mayflower Brighton.
“These visits are especially important for those who have conditions that affect their mobility or cognitive abilities and aren’t usually able to get out and socialise. They help our community to step out of their routine and connect with each other in a different environment.”
Residents living at Mayflower Brighton had the chance to horse around when Percherons, Wednesday and Wazza come clip-clopping in as part of a touring equine therapy program.