Over recent months the residents, families and staff of Regis Sippy Downs aged care facility have developed a connection with the members and horses of the nearby Buderim Equestrian and Pony Club. On the first visit, residents were escorted by Regis Lifestyle staff and Club volunteers. They had a great time walking around the lovely serene site, reminiscing about old times. Some residents had past experiences with horses (owned or looked after horses, their families kept horses, or they rode horses as transport to school). At the end of the visit, residents were asking when next they will come back- they definitely wanted a repeat!
So a regular excursion to the Club has become a fixture on the calendar. Each visit is different with recently At a recent visit, Regis was treated to an equestrian display by the Club after which residents hand fed the horses with apple and carrots. The connection these horses have brought to the residents is simply amazing and they are all excited to return in the near future.