One of the most famous seniors of all time, Betty White, was not only America’s grandmother, but also a huge fan of animal activism. You can’t help but notice her love for all animals, anything from snakes to kittens and Betty had them wrapped around her, in one way or another. At the senior retirement community in Deforest there is always room for that connection with your little furry friend.
“I learned it from my animal friends. Kindness and consideration of somebody besides yourself. I think that keeps you feeling young. I really do.” – Betty White
No matter your age, pets are essential part of your family. While pets are very cathartic at any age, they provide a means of companionship as seniors age, especially when they can’t get around as much as they used to. The joy of this simple bond can provide health benefits too.
Furry friends are really the best medicine, read on to confirm what you already knew was true, pets can benefit your health in following ways:
- Cardio Strength – Owning a dog or cat reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease even lowers blood pressure. At our senior living community in Deforest, we encourage pet ownership. Owning a pet has been known to even reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels when seniors are experiencing high stress levels.
- Cuddly Companionship – Sometimes, animals provide social support for those who struggle with the stress of making connections with people. Residents at a Deforest memory care facility might find a pet to be a soothing, daily interaction. However, pets are often conversation starters with neighbors as well when dogs need walking. Many residents at a Deforest senior retirement community will walk their pets together and start friendships that way.
- Pets at Senior Housing in Deforest – Pets are welcomed with open arms in the community here. Quite often, a resident’s dog becomes a community dog, and those who can’t or don’t have pets benefit from the cute camaraderie as well. Many residents receiving Deforest memory care or dementia treatment will light up when they interact with these furry friends.
- Caring for Something – Sometimes, caring for something other than yourself keeps a senior motivated in their life. Our Deforest senior retirement community wants to keep our seniors motivated and feeling purposeful. We encourage knitting sweaters for dogs, baking treats for them, and keeping their animals active for as long as possible.
At Park Vista–The Legacy of DeForest, we’ll provide a comprehensive list of provided amenities when you tour the grounds at our senior retirement community in Deforest. One thing is always a guarantee; you will experience a caring and nurturing environment that will make you feel like an essential part of our Deforest community.
All our campuses are pet friendly and offer a wide range of beauty salons and barber services to ease your stress. There is even a happy hour at almost every location! Our Park Vista locations offer many options for independent living, assisted living, memory care, and respite care.
It is an Honor & Privilege to care for those who once cared for us.
Making It Matter one day at a time.