The story that older adults benefit from pet therapy is shortsighted. EVERYONE benefits from pet therapy.

In a story and video from USA Today entitled, “What a healthy retirement? Consider a pet”

Check out these websites and articles dedicated to pets, aging, and health:

Aging Well Magazine and “The Power of Pets: Creating a Connection and “The Healing Power of Pets for Elderly People and “Pet Therapy Provides Far-Reaching Health Benefits for Older Adults

Golden Years and “The 5 Best Pets for Your Golden Years

LeadingAge and “Pets Are Friends at Copeland Oaks” and “Pet Therapy for Older Adults

Next Avenue and “The 10 Best Pet Companions to Have at Your Side

The Pets for the Elderly Foundation and “Help Support Pets for The Elderly

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