SUMMIT, NJ - Five year-old miniature horse 'Michelangelo' from Hope’s Promise Farm in Chester, NJ trotted over to SAGE Eldercare in Summit to visit SAGE's Spend-A-Day Clients. It was the first visit for 'Michelangelo' and his owner, Maureen Coultas.
“There was a lot of laughter and smiling,” said Coultas. “Everyone was engaged.” According to Coultas, these equine horses, which are trained to go indoors -- even ride elevators -- are able to get older adults experiencing cognitive challenges to connect and interact. “It’s amazing to watch,” she said.
SAGE Eldercare has, since 1954, been focused on "helping to make the communities it serves amazing places to age." The organization provides a wide array of information, support, and services designed to help individuals lead the most independent and active lives possible, from helping with errands, to exercise classes, community programs, care planning, and home health care.