NEPC Hayride Enhances Quality of Life

More than 70 residents and day students at New England Pediatric Care were treated to a fall hayride last month, courtesy of the Help A Little One Foundation. The horse-drawn wagon from Krochmal Farms in Tewksbury, MA took groups of young people around the NEPC grounds, which were festooned with hay bales and Halloween decorations. The wagon was equipped with a special lift to load wheelchairs. Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor Laura Kirk said leisure experiences like the hayride enhance well-being and contribute to a positive state of mind. She applauded H.A.L.O. for being “an amazing support system.”