Nature is some of life’s greatest medicines. We wholeheartedly believe in the power of communing with nature at Maranatha Village. This is why we focus on bringing in so many different flora and fauna to our park. In today’s blog, our experts on elder care will discuss two significant fauna to the elders of Maranatha Village and the importance of interacting with nature.
What Animals Exist At Maranatha Village?
Caring for other beings, introducing routine, and allowing the soul to become at peace with nature is what makes up our community surrounding our animals at Maranatha Village. We have so many animals at this point that our 100- acre campus is not dissimilar to a nature reserve.
Our goal is to promote peace and relaxation. We create peaceful areas in many ways. Our lake is stocked with fish for our residents to attempt to catch, ‘The Big One.’ We also have deer, fawns, turkeys, geese, and our registered swans Kate and Kyle.
Not just anyone can have swans on their campus. Maranatha Village has taken great care to protect our Trumpeter Swans as the state protects them. In the state of Missouri, any person who shoots a Trumpeter Swan is facing jail time.
Our two swans are assigned a caregiver every few months. Someone in the community is allowed to assume responsibility for them. This will enable residents to build a rapport with these animals, feeling a sense of responsibility in their care. This is eustress for what could become a stagnant elder mind.
Interaction With Nature
We believe that it is essential for residents to interact with nature at Maranatha Village. The beautiful views partnered with caring for other living beings provide the resident with a sense of purpose and peace from that purpose.
Taking walks with family and friends in the sun helps our elder residents feel more joyful and involved in their daily lives. The sun aids them in fighting depression, while the exercise keeps their muscles strong.
Maranatha Village On Community In Nature
Our community here at Maranatha Village is staged within a natural environment. This allows our senior residents to feel at peace and at home in their retirement environment. If you are interested in learning more about the wildlife we have on-site or the process behind gaining two registered swans, please reach out to us. We’d love to hear from you. Contact us online, or stop by our office.