Small & Tall… We Love Them All!

As noted in several past posts, pet therapy is very popular here at Maristhill and is also a beneficial treatment for seniors.

In fact, research at UCLA has shown that even a few hours at a time with an animal can help to reduce depression and loneliness, and can also have a positive effect on blood pressure and reduce “bad” cholesterol levels.

Over the years our residents have enjoyed interacting with a wide range of fury-friends. But whether giving a big hug to a super-friendly Great Dane, or cuddling a tiny and lovable Maltese, the results are equally as positive and heartwarming.

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