NewsPositively Hampton Roads


Horses surprise seniors at Chesapeake nursing home

Posted at 8:03 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 20:03:10-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - With social distancing measures still in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be lonely for seniors living in nursing homes. Many of them haven't seen their loved ones in months.

Thursday, residents at Commonwealth Senior Living at Georgian Manor got a special visit – from horses! The visit was courtesy of Sully's Run Equine Services.

It's something that staff there says is very therapeutic for the residents. Melanie Huss, the owner of Sully's Run, says it means a lot to her to be able to do something to help.

“I've been riding since I was 8, and I love it. I just did it to bring smiles to people's faces who also love horses as much as I do. Being able to share my passion is awesome,” Huss told us.

Despite Virginia slowly moving into the first phases of reopening, social distancing is still in place until June 10.

Click here for full coronavirus coverage.