The farm setting, the out-of-doors and our animal companions all contribute to calling back memories of cherished moments for participants. Sharing recollections from each person’s “inner diary” in a warm and caring environment promotes a sense of well-being for participants.
The Reminiscing on the Farm program held at Nature’s Edge each summer invites seniors, senior groups and group programs for adults with disabilities to visit the Nature’s Edge farm and meet the animals that reside there. Reminiscing on the Farm (ROTF) combines our natural setting and the company of animals to provide a supportive, sensory-rich setting that encourages seniors and other participants to recall and share memories and enjoy social interactions.
Seniors have the opportunity to interact with our animals and learn about them during a Reminiscing session. Memories of childhood days, perhaps of growing up on a farm, of favorite pets or animals, of being outdoors, and many other cherished moments are easily recalled in our peaceful farm setting with the companionship of animals. Reminiscing sessions may also include a gardening or memory book activity. A snack of homemade apple crisp is provided to groups upon request. Family members and loved ones are also invited to attend and participate.
Sessions are characterized by excellent group dynamics and spontaneous social interactions. The Reminiscing on the Farm program schedules groups from June to September. For more information on ROTF, please contact Nature’s Edge of call us at (715)859-6670.