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Employees at Sunrise Senior Living in Wayne, N.J., recently brought their dogs to work, and it wasn't just to visit the residents. The community hosted a canine competition that featured everything from obstacle courses to costumes - all for a good cause. The event was held in an effort to raise both awareness and funds for Alzheimer's disease research, but it also gave community and area residents the chance to see just what their four-legged friends are made of, according to Wayne Today.
On July 30, the team and residents at Sunrise of Lynn Valley in North Vancouver, B.C., welcomed their newest resident into their lives and home. Coco, a four-year-old Poodle/Bichon mix, is petite, but full of life!
Lulu is a Golden Retriever/Australian Shepherd mix who is about 5, although this is an estimate because she is a rescue.
Spending time with canine companions is a vital part of life for many older adults. This is certainly the case at Sunrise Senior Living communities, where it's not unusual to see one or more dogs helping brighten the days of many residents. National Dog Day, Aug. 26, is fast approaching, so now is the perfect time to highlight the significant contributions that four-legged friends can make in improving the health and quality of life of older adults.
Please allow me to introduce myself: Sunrise of Louisville, Kentucky’s furry pride and joy, Lula Bell!
Since being adopted two years ago from the Golden Retriever Rescue Society, Chance has become very dear to all our Sunrise of Metairie, LA, residents’ hearts. At age 14 he, too, is a senior who every day brings joy into the lives of our residents. As a permanent fixture in front of our concierge desk, he comes to life when pet or offered dog treats.
Dogs often provide more than just companionship. Our four-legged friends have also proven to have a positive impact on everything from our physical well-being to our mood, and that is especially true when it comes to healthy senior living. In fact, according to the American Animal Hospital Association, a collection of studies have shown seniors with pets tend to have better physical and mental health than those without animal companions. Residents at Brighton Gardens of Columbia, Maryland, certainly know the benefits of a canine companion, as their community's dog Max has become an integral part of everyday life.
At our communities, each of our pets in residence is a valued member of the Sunrise family. Golden Retriever “Carson” at Brighton Gardens of Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda, Maryland, is no exception.