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Beverly Veterans Participate in Therapeutic Equestrian Program

Veteran residents of Pleasant Street Apartments – a 32-unit apartment community in Beverly, managed by Braintree-based real estate firm Peabody Properties, Inc. and offering permanent, supportive housing for formerly homeless veterans – recently concluded a five-week program at Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Tewksbury.

Through Strongwater Farm’s “Horses-for-Heroes” Veterans Program, Pleasant Street Apartments residents received lessons on the basics of riding, grooming and feeding the farm’s horses. Each Friday, the Beverly residents visited the farm for a day of both relaxation and fun, experiencing firsthand the healing power of horses and enjoying a home cooked meal at the end of each session.

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Pictured from left to right are Pleasant Street Apartments Property Manager and Residents Services Coordinator, Don Young; Pleasant Street Apartments Resident Service Manager, Joan Lyman; Pleasant Street Apartments resident Ron Howard (green hat); Pleasant Street Apartments resident Joe Grace (blue sweatshirt); Pleasant Street Apartments resident Jeff Clark (orange jacket); Strongwater Farm Program Director, Patti Lessard; and Veterans Affairs Case Manager, Carli Wilson.

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