Veterans and Seniors
The program Horses for Heroes is designed specifically for Veterans. Every volunteer and participant in this program shares the common experience of having served our country. For some of these individuals, visiting the Cheff Center is a weekly occurrence. For others, it's a one-time adventure made possible by their current enrollment in a local military PTSD treatment program. For all of them, the Cheff Center represents a safe, non-judgmental environment where they can be around people who "get" where they are in their lives and what they are going through. Interaction with the horses, in the saddle or on the ground, is inherently therapeutic and offers participants the chance to do something fun, challenging, and "normal."
"Horses for Heroes" requires that those volunteering within the program are service personnel or veterans themselves. If you or someone you know could benefit from this program, please give us a call today!
Silver Saddle Class
This class is designed to fit the needs of the increasingly active senior population. The program is designed to provide therapy as well as social interaction. Our initial pilot program received rave reviews and classes are growing in size! Participants must be over the age of 60, have a medical diagnosis, and their doctor's permission to participate.
Testimonial Tuesday: Meet Natalie
Everyone who comes to Cheff has a unique experience that oftentimes has far reaching effects. Today, we'd like to highlight Natalie.
Natalie is currently our youngest client at the Cheff Center- begining her journey at only 14 months. Click the link below to read her mom's thoughts on the experience.Read more Birthday Blessings
Since 2005, volunteer extraordinaire Kathy Keelan Pew, has donated her birthday to the Cheff (Ride-a-Thon) - to the tune of nearly $15,000 ($2,475 in 2016 alone!)
The Cheff Center means a great deal to our Danny and to us, his parents. It's not only therapy for Danny, it's a place we can come where we're treated with respect and dignity -- like you're one of the family so to speak. There is no place else on earth that we have found outside of our own home we feel more comfortable and welcomed. The Cheff Center staff, and I mean ALL the staff, take the time and effort to understand what it takes to give each student and family the best service they can provide.
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