You’ll make countless new friends at a Holiday Retirement community, but that doesn't mean leaving your furry friends behind. We strongly believe in the life-affirming power of pets and are delighted to have dogs and cats as part of the rich fabric of our communities!
Studies have shown that pets can have a profoundly healthy impact on owners, most notably in seniors. The benefits of pet ownership include decreasing blood pressure and feelings of loneliness as well as lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
At Holiday, pets are residents too. Here are some resources to help you find the perfect pet and stories about our favorite, furry residents!
The Pet Perspective: Why seniors make the best owners
Residents at Holiday Retirement communities are turning to new friends to improve the quality of their lives. With the help of some four-legged caregivers, residents are reaping the benefits of pet therapy.
Read their stories!
Choosing the perfect pet for a senior
Numerous studies show animals help lower blood pressure, reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness, combat depression, and make it easier for a senior to socialize. Animals can be wonderful companions for seniors, but they require care and must be a good match for their human partner.
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