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Mary Ann

Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator From Victoria, Australia


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Mary Ann 22nd Jan 2019 Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator

7's Card Game from Quebec

Can't wait to try this. Thank you!
Mary Ann 8th Sep 2015 Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator

Pet Therapy in Nursing Homes

Margaret, thanks for sharing your beautiful story.

In my facility we have a dog visiting the residents every Monday and I am lucky that the therapy dog Cassey and her handler visit my wing first. The residents absolutely love her, they appear more alert, generally happy and content. These feelings seem to last till the last programmed activity for the morning and participation and enjoyment are much higher . I am not quite sure if this is also an effect of Pet Therapy but I have observed that the residents who interact with Cassey eat better at lunch time. Casey's visits also make way for a group discussion and reminiscing.
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