We are excited to announce our SILVER LININGS collaboration with Colorow Care Center and a 3 year Colorado State grant!!!
We will be postponing our Silver Linings Program until the COVID-19 pandemic is under control.
We are hoping to add a Pavillion to use with our
Silver Linings Program - we will meet weekly and
be serving lunch.
Silver Linings is a new program designed to assist seniors and families coping with Dementia and the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease as well as seniors living with physical impairments. Couples can participate together or as individuals in a unique program that harnesses the healing power of older horses, along with a skilled therapist to improve the quality of their lives. Recent studies have shown tremendous promise and we hope to help pioneer this program in Colorado. This will give older horses and older humans a chance at friendship, companionship, understanding, purpose, connection and healing. Caregivers or spouses can either participate with their loved one or they can take some time to sit under our giant willow tree, relax in the shade, enjoy some iced tea and read a good book in a peaceful relaxing setting. Your donations helped us to launch this program in 2018.
TAKING THE REINS
New Pilot Program starting in the near future
Taking the Reins is a program for caregivers of people with Dementia. Through Kaiser Permanente Health Research and the Alzheimer's Association we have been awarded a grant to partner with Groundwork Ranch and four other facilities to pilot 'Taking the Reins'. Staff will attend a three day training session in Denver to learn about the program and we will then conduct a 6 week Taking the Reins Program here
at the Ranch.