Nature’s Peace at CREW is an award-winning series of programs providing accessible tours at two CREW trail systems. For early-stage Alzheimer patients or persons who are visually impaired and their caregivers tours are hosted at the CREW Bird Rookery Swamp trail. Andrew’s Anthem participants will join a hike at the CREW Marsh Trails.
The Nature’s Peace at CREW program consists of a picturesque guided stroll over a boardwalk that overlooks a magnificent swamp habitat and frequently produces memorable encounters with butterflies, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. CREW Trust staff and volunteers stimulate the participant’s senses of touch, smell, and hearing by locating and identifying the many forms of Nature that live around every corner. The accompanying caretakers get a brief respite from their daily duties of patient care while enjoying their loved one’s interaction with nature.
The Nature’s Peace at CREW stroll is held November through April. The stroll is relatively short. Participants must be physically capable of standing and walking about 0.7 of a mile over a period of 90 minutes. The Nature’s Peace at CREW stroll is free thanks to the contributions of the CREW Trust members.
Registration is required.
- For Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers, register through the Alzheimer’s Support Network (239) 262-8388. Visit their page for more info: support.network
- For visually impaired persons and their caregivers, register through Lighthouse of Collier (239) 430-3934.
- For Andrew’s Anthem participants, please register by calling 239-645-2309, through their website https://www.andrewsanthem.org/, or through the Andrew’s Anthem app.
Nature’s Peace at CREW received the 2013 Paradise Coast/Collier County Tourism Star Award for “Best Innovative Idea”
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