Pets provide companionship, a sense of purpose, social engagement, and opportunities to remain active. Seniors with animals are more engaged, cope better with stress, and are healthier overall.

Pet Therapy Program

While owning a pet isn't possible for residents, we can help them enjoy the benefits of being around animals by offering pet therapy. This involves partnering with volunteers who come in with specially trained therapy dogs to visit residents.

Being around pets has been shown to have beneficial effects on people's physical and mental well-being. Benefits include:

  • Combat Loneliness
  • Reduce feelings of hopelessness
  • Instill a sense of purpose
  • Boost activity levels
  • Reduce stress and alleviate depression
  • Provide a reason to stay independent if possible

Positive interactions with pets translate into positive human interactions