Boat Safari TourDecember 01, 2016 | Sunshine Villa
Our Memory Care resident Ann W. loves the ocean. She and her husband used to take a boat out on the ocean regularly with their family, so we thought it would be a great WOW! Moment to re-create those memories for her. Our senior care staff made arrangements for her to go on an Elkhorn Slough Safari to see the nature reserve and wildlife in Moss Landing. We couldn't wait to see her reaction when she got back on the water, and it did not disappoint. She was so excited when she saw that she would be able to partake in one of her favorite pastimes again.
Before the tour, we had made prior arrangements with the boat's captain, who said he would be able to let Ann steer the boat around the slough. After about 35 minutes on the boat, he asked Ann if she could come up to the wheel. She was understandably surprised and excited to hear her name being called! We helped her up to the Captain's chair, and from there she steered the boat all around the Elkhorn Slough. She smiled ear to ear the entire time.
The day was a success and, based on Ann's reaction, we know she had a great day out on the water. After the day was over, we made a collage of photos of Ann and the captain to hang in her room at Sunshine Villa, so she could look back on this fun day. Special thanks to the boat captain who helped make this experience possible for us!
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