Springfield, MO: Dickerson Park Zoo

Each year at the beginning of fall, we visit the local zoo. Our zoo is small, but it is mighty. There are many educational opportunities, as well as several species of animals to ooh and ah over. The group favorites seem to always be the giraffes, and of course the goats in the petting area. We always have several volunteers who show up to help the Life Enrichment Team push the residents who use wheelchairs. We are so grateful for them, we couldn’t do this without their help. The weather was perfect, and we had a successful trip.

Quality Life-We will create a living environment that radiates love, peace, spiritual contentment, dignity and safety, while encouraging personal independence.

Submitted by Andrea Arvig, Life Enrichment Assistant

The Manor at Elfindale, Springfield, Missouri