Therapy Dog Chester Visits Seniors with Memory Loss
Posted: January 27, 2017
Great Days for Seniors (The Club), which provides a home-like environment where people who have medical needs receive one-on-one attention from the professional staff, got a special visit from Chester--a Therapy Dogs International registered dog. Interaction with pets has important therepeutic benefits for seniors with memory loss and other medical needs, and they absolutely loved Chester!
Club members come not only to receive assistance with some of the challenges of daily life such as remembering to take medication, personal care and care management, but also to talk with friends and neighbors, exercise, learn about current events, play games, share a meal, enjoy music and sing, and celebrate birthdays and holidays together.