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Miniature horse visits residents of Neshaminy Manor

Twilight Wish Foundation arranged for Patches, a miniature horse from Jacob’s Mane of Hope, to spend the morning of Friday, May 18th, visiting with many of the residents of Neshaminy Manor.

The residents were delighted by his visit and all had the chance to pet him and ask questions of his handler.

Equine therapy has been proven to improve the quality of life for seniors in nursing facilities, especially those suffering from loss, sickness or emotional stress. 

Twilight Wish is a nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to honor and enrich the lives of seniors through intergenerational Twilight Wish celebrations.

Since its founding in 2003, Twilight Wish has granted over 2,794 individual wishes to seniors throughout the U.S. 

Twilight Wish grants wishes to seniors who are 65 and older or a permanent resident of a nursing home and earn less than 200% of poverty level. 

If you would like to nominate a deserving senior or get involved with Twilight Wish, visit www.twilightwish.org or call 215-230-8777 ext. 104.

The mission of Jacob’s Mane of Hope is to show love and compassion to others through the use of mini horses.

Their horses are registered service animals and are permitted in public spaces. The handler has completed the therapy animal course through Pet Partners. Their volunteers have criminal background checks and child abuse clearance.

For more information, visit www.jacobsmaneofhope.org or call 267-751-5479.

PHOTO CAP: Patches meets with Neshaminy Manor residents