CHAPS Introduces Equine Assisted Therapy to Children and Seniors

This winter, Children, Horses, Adults in PartnerShip (CHAPS) will be bringing two ponies to local seniors and Pre-K students, providing them with the opportunity to engage in equine assisted therapy. According to Kristen Marcus, executive director at CHAPS, recent research and studies have shown that equine assisted therapy is very effective, and the organization hopes to make an impact on the community through their work.

CHAPS will be visiting the Child Development Center on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m, allowing the students to engage in a variety of learning opportunities. Marcus explains how the students can benefit from this work.

Their work with local seniors will be done on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at Daybreak at the Hub on Smith. Here, seniors can work on things such as memory and recall by learning about the horses. According to Marcus, CHAPS hopes that working with the horses will help seniors to share their memories and engage in conversation.

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