"...Robin Hill Farm provides a variety of
activities throughout the day for their clients. Life and social
skills continue to be an important part of their daily therapeutic
routine. These include banking, shopping and laundry in the nearby
community of Hillsborough...
...In addition to life and social skills mentioned
earlier, there are a variety of recreational activities provided.
These include exercise and gym time, swimming at Crotchet Mountain,
Horse Power, snow tubing, trips to NH State Parks, poetry and
~excerpted from the Inspection of Robin
Hill Farm by the Dept. of Veteran Affairs (VA)
the full report...
A Day in the Life
Robin Hill Farm offers an extended family environment combined
with individual treatment programs, focused on improving the quality
of life for people experiencing the effects of traumatic
head injury. Our small programs are designed to provide structure
and consistency in the daily live of the individuals, while stressing
community access and community reentry at every level.
Residents, family members and interested parties, such as case
managers and advocates, sit down with the staff and define a program
that will address the needs of the individual. This plan becomes
the basis of each resident's program through the year. Focusing
on individual needs and preferences, all residents participate
in some manner with the daily events in the home. Each resident
completes their morning activities of daily living, receiving
assistance and teaching from the staff.
A daily range of motion program and/or a daily exercise program
also occurs on a daily basis.The schedule varies on a daily and
Swimming in an indoor therapy pool is available on a weekly basis
during the fall, winter and spring. During the summer we take
advantage of the many lakes in the area!
A therapeutic riding program, Horse
Power, in Temple NH, is available for residents in the fall
and in the spring. Those who participate in this program have
ten weeks of lessons and participate in a Horse Show at the end.
This has been very successful and the limited slots are always
filled. We make every attempt to get anyone interested in therapeutic
Trips to the community of Hillsborough
are a part of each residents program. During these trips each
resident does their own laundry, banking and personal shopping.
Staff assist as much as needed for each resident. Usually a stop
at the local doughnut shop, or a lunch out, is included in this
Residents who are able, and willing, work on prevocational skills.
Several residents work in the community receiving job coaching
from the staff of Robin Hill Farm.
Recreation & Leisure
Recreational and leisure pursuits are very important and residents
are encouraged to plan social activities and events off the farm.
Common events include:
Deep sea fishing
The location of Robin Hill Farm allows people to go to Boston
for an outing, or they may decide to take a trip to the White
Mountains and enjoy the scenery.
Seasonal opportunities available include:
Skiing (handicapped skiing is available at nearby Mt. Sunapee)
Check out "News &
Notes" for upcoming events!
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