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Pets bring joy and companionship to our lives at every age, including during retirement. From lowering blood pressure to preventing depression, having a pet promotes better health. The body, mind, and spirit all benefit from having a furry or feathered friend.
The proven health benefits are why pet therapy has become part of daily life at healthcare organizations ranging from children’s hospitals to assisted living communities. You’ll find dogs, cats, birds, and even miniature horses making the rounds and spreading cheer.
Many older adults find dogs to be the best companions. In honor of National Walk Your Dog Month, we share a few reasons why canine companions are good for seniors.
6 Reasons You Should Walk Your Dog Every Day
Sunrise Communities Are Pet-Friendly
Every Sunrise Senior Living community across the country has at least one pet to serve as the community’s shared companion. They make the rounds visiting friends each day. Check out a few of the pets who live at Sunrise communities on our Facebook page here!
We also welcome and encourage residents to bring their pets with them when they move to one of our communities. You can learn more about our pet policy by calling the Sunrise Senior Living community nearest you today!