It's common for older adults to experience feelings of loneliness and isolation as they age, however many find that pets can provide the companionship and love they desire - reducing feelings of isolation and loneliness. While interaction with animals has been shown to improve their mental and physical well-being, pet ownership isn't required to achieve these positive benefits, simply interacting with a pet may also help reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness.
Pets and Seniors provides free resources and information to help older adults and families determine what type of pet interaction is right for them.
Learn more at PetsandSeniors.com or PetsandSeniors.ca
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