WARRINGTON, Pa., April 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Volunteers from Capmark Finance Inc, and Centocor Ortho Biotech Services LLC, worked over the course of two days at Special Equestrians painting the therapy and observation rooms, and planting gardens and building therapeutic equipment in the Sensory Trail. The teams’ efforts were coordinated by Special Equestrians Program Director Anne Reynolds, “It was a pleasure to have these talented and skilled volunteers working to brighten our indoor environment and to bring our Sensory Trail ideas to life outdoors.”
“The Sensory Trail plays a unique and powerful role in therapeutic riding lessons because it involves all the senses; the riders see, touch, hear, and smell new stimuli,” says Executive Director Tammy Westney. “Since our riders may continue in the program through their childhood and into adulthood, we must constantly bring in new and exciting ways in which the riders can interact with and learn from their environment. The Sensory Trail is a fun and educational outdoor space for riders, both when they are on the horse, and when they are on the ground.”
The volunteers from Capmark Finance and Centocor Ortho Biotech Services provided nearly 300 hours of services to Special Equestrians. The projects they completed would otherwise not have been done, these teams worked diligently to make the indoor and outdoor space appealing and inviting.
Special Equestrians, a Forbes Enterprise Award winner, is a 501(c) 3 non-profit therapeutic riding program located at 2800 Street Road in Warrington, Pennsylvania. Our mission is to improve the physical, mental, and emotional well being of individuals with disabilities through the equine experience.
Founded in 1982 Special Equestrians has grown from a one horse, one rider, one volunteer program to a thriving organization with 9 horses, 17 staff members, and over 100 volunteers serving 125 children and adults with emotional, mental and physical disabilities each year.
For more information please call 215-918-1001, or visit our website at www.specialequestrians.org.
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*(Photo Caption: Pictured in photo are Centocor Ortho Biotech Services volunteers, who built the newest piece of equipment for the Sensory Trail.)
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