Last Updated on October 7, 2021
Are you an Independent Living resident dog owner? Does your dog have a calm demeanor and like visiting with others?
If so, we need you both!
Get Certified to become a Pet Volunteer for Continuing Care!
Pets benefits for Seniors:
- The ability to have something to pet or touch can result in lower blood pressure, normal heart rate, and reduced stress.
- Pets provide emotional stability during stressful situations, helping to reduce anxiety and depression.
- For people with dementia, animals can be soothing to those who have difficulty using language.
- Animals can help improve socialization- they listen without judgment and give unbiased affection, especially when a senior may desire to share the thoughts they may not be comfortable telling family or friends.
To get involved with this amazing service contact Stephanie Knowles, Volunteer Program Coordinator at 601-8133 or Stephanie.Knowles@Erickson.com