Pets & Animals

10 Reasons Why Pets Are Good For Seniors

pets are good for seniors, niagara falls humane society, seniors, senior with a pet, pet visitation program, senior facilities, niagara falls senior facilities, benefits of having a pet for seniorsThe Niagara Falls Humane Society posits that among many other good reasons for seniors to have a pet (they give a sense of security, encourage activity, etc.), it’s what pet’s decrease for seniors that shows their value. Huh?

They point to studies that have shown that a senior with a pet will be likely to realize the following benefits:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Less trips to the doctor
  • Less depression
  • Less loneliness

Niagara Falls Humane Society has recently started a Pet Visitation Program for senior facilities in the city of Niagara Falls. For more information about the Niagara Falls Humane Society, their Pet Visitation program and the benefits of having a pet for seniors, consult their website here.

Anita Hamilton

50+ World editor & baby boomer writer Anita Hamilton has always been interested in the "real people" stories behind the characters that create and inhabit the world of music, books, movies, television shows, current events, history, etc. A lifelong love of research (ok, nosiness) and writing, combined with a loving and supportive family complete with 3 mini-dachshund minions, keeps her busy.

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