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Happily Ever Aging
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assisted living | 60-day stay trial | therapy dogs | senior living homes | seniors and pets | pet therapy | Aging & Caregiving

Seniors and Pets: The Benefits of Companionship

By: Elizabeth Bemis
July 31st, 2013

Pet therapy is a real health-promoting exercise for seniors. Those slobbering, furry animals, we call pets, can transform an individual’s sorrow into joy, right before your eyes. Pets are seen as loyal companions that do wonders for their owners’ well being. For this reason, many assisted living communities offer pet programs as part of their senior care services.

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