Viera Company To Make Harmony Farms Expansion A Reality
By Space Coast Daily // May 15, 2013
PHILANTHROPY & STYLE
ABOVE VIDEO: Harmony Farms was selected a Central Florida Humanitarian organization last year. The riders at Harmony Farms range in age from a four-year-old autistic boy to an 87-year-old lady suffering the ravages of stroke. Referred by physicians or therapists, they are coping with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, autism, multiple sclerosis and stroke.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Relocation plans are looming on the horizon as Harmony Farms, through a generous donation of land from Duda and The Viera Company, will be relocating and finally realize their dream of a new, larger facility.
“Harmony Farm provides equine assisted therapy and activities to disabled individuals of all ages to enhance their quality of life, to build confidence, independence and self-worth,” said Pam Rogan, executive director and founder of Harmony Farms.
A ground-breaking for the new facility is anticipated this summer, which will allow Harmony farms to expand their current programs, add new curriculum and hopefully eliminate their extensive client waiting list.
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Harmony Farms is a certified member center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl). PATH Equine-Assisted Therapies are treatments that incorporate equine activities and/or the equine environment and the rehabilitative goals are related to the participant’s needs.
‘TOGETHER WE CAN DO GREAT THINGS’
For the past 21 years Harmony Farms has provided numerous services to the community including Therapeutic riding, a Veteran’s program as well as outreach in the community for Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Veterinary Technician programs at local colleges.
The center also provides outreach programs for universities and educational programs for local elementary school children.
“Our county has a definite need for alternative therapeutic and recreational programs for individuals with disabilities,” siad Rogan.
“This new center will help meet that need, and with the community’s support, we will succeed. Donations of time, services and equipment are needed and welcome, as well as financial help – we also have several naming opportunities available. The motto at Harmony Farms is “Together We Can Do Great Things,” and we are counting on the community to help make our dream come true.”
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