Pets help to make a house a home. Here at Country Club Manor we embrace and celebrate our pets and the joy they bring to our residents and staff.
There’s even research now that shows that pet ownership provides health benefits to seniors that enhance and enrich their lives. It’s been shown that pets can ease stress, lower blood pressure and encourage social interaction.
All this serves to help those suffering from depression and loneliness, and according to Dr. Jay P. Granat, a New Jersey psychotherapist, as quoted in this article on AgingCare.com. Dr. Granat shared, “Dogs and other pets live very much in the here and now. They don’t worry about tomorrow. And tomorrow can be very scary for an older person. By having an animal with that sense of now, it tends to rub off on people.”
Country Club Manor subscribes to this philosophy. We have several residents who keep pets and everyone enjoys our furry friends. Here are some of the pets that currently reside with us.