By Tim Watt |
December 30, 2014
Study after study has found that owning a pet has proven to benefit people in general, especially senior citizens. Animals ensure that their owners keep moving, requiring individuals to keep up with them and partake in all kinds of physical activities. Pets offer a certain degree of companionship and an ample amount of affection, which promotes mental health and lowers stress levels. In addition, taking care of an animal usually leads to more opportunities for interaction, which gives people a social outlet. With all of that said, those in senior living communities should choose wisely when it comes to picking the best pet possible.