One of the most heartbreaking downsides to aging is a growing sense of loneliness. People retire from their jobs, which causes the loss of a significant social center, and as they grow older, they watch as their peers pass away or move on to other parts of the world. 384 more words
Tags » Seniors And Pets
Diana Basehart has started a new foundation to help elders and others on limited incomes care for and keep their beloved companion animals by providing support for veterinary, behavioral and traditional needs, while also minimizing the number of animals being turned over to shelters. 138 more words
Our new Aging Research and Planning Report has been posted (7/2012).
Take a look at it to learn how prevalent pets are among older adults in and near Philadelphia, why this important to know and how groups around the country are assisting seniors with the care of their pets. 37 more words
I am encouraged by the news that more retirement centres are allowing seniors to move in with their pets:
‘As many as 40 percent of people ask about pets when calling A Place for Mom, the nation’s largest senior living referral service, said Tami Cumings, its senior vice president. 162 more words