Old Person Trip

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Old Person Trip The people that will be able to participate will be those who have the ability to use a fishing rod. The pontoon boat that will be used will be wheelchair accessible for those who are inclined to be in one. As far as the psychomotor domain goes, the participants need to be in fair to good condition so that they are able to withstand the boat ride, both physically and mentally, and also to be able to reel in the fish. For the cognitive domain, the people will need to be aware in case they have a fish on the line. They must also be able to know boat safety rules that they are taught prior to boarding the boat, along with the ability to identify the type of fish that they capture. There will be a variety of sponsors that will be involved in this program. The initial boat(s) will be supplied to the company by JK Associates. Later boats will be, at that time, donated by Skipper Bud's. The AARP's sponsorship will involve one of their volunteers helping out with the fishing trips. The Wisconsin DNR will be donating information as to rules, regulations, and any other background information that will be useful. Kraft and Oscar Meyer will be supplying some of the snacks and lunchmeats that will go into the afternoon lunch. There will be a partial donation of fishing poles and bait/lures that will be given by Gander Mountain of Brookfield. Any other supplies or materials will be privately donated. The purpose of this activity is to get the elderly out of their living quarters and help them to relax and put them into a social setting to interact with others. Getting them out of their homes will enable the people to get some fresh air, mixed with a little bit of sunlight, and just the chance to get back near the water. Sitting on the boat will help the people relax and get their minds off of their same daily activities. Interacting with others that they are not acquainted will give them new things to talk about, maybe rekindling some good old memories. There are a few modifications that might need to be put into program to simplify the activity. One modification that could possibly be made is to get all lightweight poles in the inventory.
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