Alzheimer's Support Network®
NATURE'S PEACE GUIDED TOUR OF BIRD ROOKERY SWAMP
Provided by CREW Land and Water Trust
A Nature Walk for Early Stage Alzheimer's Patients (and their Caregivers)
Intended Audience: Early-stage Alzheimer's patients; ambulatory; physically capable of walking about one mile in about 90 minutes. .
Description of Walk: The Nature’s Peace at CREW walk will consist of a very slow stroll conducted by a trained CREW naturalist and two CREW assistants over a course that consists of hard-packed crushed shell/limestone (0.25 miles) and a boardwalk (0.30 mi).
The subject matter will include: observing natural surroundings including plants, flowers, trees, water features, birds, mammals, reptiles, and butterflies. In addition, the naturalist will provide stories connected to the surrounding natural environment and history of the area. Wherever possible, the tour guide will stimulate the senses of touch, sight, smell and hearing.
Each participant will be provided a memento of the day. The memento may be a natural artifact, a photograph, or other suitable remembrance. These walks are limited to six Alzheimer patients and their caregiver partners. Pre-registration is required.
Location: CREW Bird Rookery Swamp Trail, 1295 Shady Hollow Blvd., Naples, FL . These trails are beautiful and primitive. Be aware that there are no buildings or facilities at the site, other than a port-o-potty 1/4 mile walk from the parking area.
FEE: This program is free as a result of the support of the Friends of CREW, but donations to the CREW Trust are greatly appreciated.
ALL Participants - the Alzheimer’s patient and their caregiver partner - MUST:
Nature Walk from March 25th, 2013
Part 1: Down the Gravel Trail (Nov 20th 2012)
Part 2: To the Benches
Part 3: Indian Tales with George Luther