Adopting a New Friend

There are many organizations available to senior citizens who want to adopt a pet. Pets offer affection, unconditional love, and invaluable companionship to their owners. Their are also studies that highlight the benefits of pet ownership to one’s health such as reduced likelihood of depression, better heart health, delayed onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms, and improved health via increased exercise. To read other reasons why a pet may be beneficial to seniors, please click the link below.

Massachusetts Humane Society, “10 Health Reasons Why Pets Are Great For Seniors”

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