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Horizon Farm is a residential special needs home for intellectually impaired / disabled adults in KwaZulu-Natal. The home was born out of a dream in 1994 by a group of parents of mentally and physically disabled dependents who set out to provide a home-away-from-home for their lifetime needs and respite care. Horizon consists of a happy and safe outdoor environment and caters for special needs adults with typical  challenges relating to Downs Syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism and Williams.

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2 days ago

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Exercising and stretching is essential to keep muscles and joints in motion- this requires much more effort and patience with residents who are not fully mobile. This is part of the activities that we do on the farm to help each resident ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

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What a day to go to the beach! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Therapy on the farm is paid from the proceeds of fundraising and is so important for all the residents. We provide the residents with weekly occupational therapy to help encourage muscle development and to help residents use parts of their bodies that are difficult to move. In addition, the therapy helps relieve muscle spasms and makes the residents more comfortable in their bodies.
If you would like to help fund our therapy programme with a lump sum or a monthly contribution, please contact Jo on 0312667669 or Banking Details
Name: Horizon Farm Trust
ABSA Bank Hillcrest
Account Number : 9305573620
Branch Code: 632005
Reference: therapy and your name
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3 weeks ago

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3 weeks ago

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We wish all our friends family and residents the best for 2019. Thanks also need to be said for the support and love from everyone in 2018. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

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It was the night before Christmas and all over the farm
There was excitement and anticipation, but everyone was calm
The residents were sleeping all snug in their beds
Whilst visions of Christmas presents Danced in their heads
And Gina in her Gown and Werner in his Cap
Had just settled down for a hot summers nap
When out at the dam there arose such a clatter
Carl sprang from his bed to see what was the matter
Away to the window he flew like THE FLASH
And he looked over the garden to see what had splashed
And there was great astonishment when he saw what appeared
But lots of splashing around the rafts of vetiver
A little old man who was swimming in the Dam
From the size of his belly it was the Christmas Man
And together with the endanger frogs from the farm
They were all taking a rest from the hot Shongweni balm.
Doing the breaststroke were Dasher Dancer Prancer and Vixen
Sitting on the banks were Comet Cupid Donder and Blitsen
And when they had cooled off and regained some composure
They got dressed into clothes for hot weather exposure
And then in an instant we heard on the grass
The sound made by a Santa walking past
And as we watched from the stables we saw him on the ground
He was delivering all the presents for those still around
He was dressed all casual and had slops on his feet
Its advisable to dress like this in Durbans Summer Heat!
A bundle of things he flung on his back
And he looked such a sight as he opened his pack
His face was friendly and merry
But his cheeks were as red as a oven roasted cherry
He had a broad face and a beer boep belly
That shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly
And he flashed his security badge as us
So we knew not to make a big fuss
He was quick and as skilful as a Takealot drop
And left something for those who did not wake up
He jumped on his ride when he was finished done
And away they all flew away as fast as our new half ton
But we heard him shout out as he was nearly out of sight
“yas-like it hot at Horizon on Christmas night”
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1 month ago

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This exert from a Blog details exactly why Horizon was founded- We provide support for parents like this.

But while many young men his age are at university or working, facing endless potential, Alex is immersed in an endless, limiting childhood.

He cannot read or write, nor can he understand complex ideas, or follow more than basic instructions. Immune to danger and oblivious to the bits of lunch stuck to his face, he is the child-adult who cannot be left alone, who figures that two purple inflated balloons – the total contents of the packed sports bag sitting at the door to his group home – are all he needs for a weekend away.

Our circles of friends tend to be small and limited to friends who have family with intellectual disabilities, which further compounds our isolation. But where other parents can step back from their responsibilities over time as their kids grow up, we, who have intellectually disabled children are forever on duty.

"To me, he is the most gorgeous person in the world; I just love him to bits,"

"We are all living in fear of dying, you can't die. You've got to stay alive as long as you can to oversee what happens to your child."
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1 month ago

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Family is so important to our residents and there are often family activities planned on the farm. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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At Horizon our residents are all just grown up children- so at our farm you are never too old or too big to sit on Santa’s lap and get a gift. Look at the expression of joy on Johan’s face as he receives his Christmas present from Santa ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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Horses are such an integral part to our residents lives- not only do they just love riding, but it also assists them both mentally and physically. Residents just love the guided rides through the beautiful Giba Gorge.
If you would be interested in sponsoring a residents riding and therapy for R250 per month- please contact Jo at 0312667669
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