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Residents and Staff Make "Joyful Connections!" with Barn Babies

Posted: March 7, 2017

Participants in the Joyful Connections! program at our Brighton campus spent the afternoon playing with adorable barn babies thanks to a visit from Barn Babies Traveling Petting Zoo.

Joyful Connections! is JCHE’s social drop-in club for residents with memory loss. There's strong scientific evidence that animals yield therapeutic benefits for older adults--especially those at a higher risk of loneliness and isolation. 

The Barn Babies staff arrived with baby goats (wearing diapers!), kittens, puppies, bunnies, chicks, and even a potbellied pig! Residents and their families and friends, as well as JCHE staff, thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to hold and interact with these precious creatures. Take a look--the pictures speak for themselves!

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