Where Pets are Part of the FamilySeptember 26, 2019
Finding the best fit for your senior living community brings up many questions. How are the dining services? Do the floor plans fit your belongings? And perhaps one of the more emotionally driven questions to ask; is it pet-friendly?
Cats, dogs, birds and more – there really is nothing like having a pet as your companion. Who can argue that coming home and being greeted by a tail wag or lick on the hand doesn’t put a smile on your face?
We at Winchester Gardens are happy to accommodate pet owners like you by welcoming your companions. We intend to make your move to our continuing care retirement community as smooth as possible, and one way we do that is by offering pet-friendly senior living. We also recognize that, along with being part of the family, having a pet is actually good for your health.
Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Pets for Seniors
Pet ownership offers significant health benefits, both in physical health and mental health.
Have you ever had those puppy dog eyes looking at you just begging to play? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that physical health benefits of owning a pet include decreased blood pressure, cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels. This is due to the increased opportunities to move your body and venture outside, such as incorporating daily walks into your routine.
Mentally, the companionship of a pet offers comfort and company, which can decrease depression and loneliness in pet owners.
Pets love you unconditionally and offer the support you need to reach happiness and mental wellbeing. Even just by petting a dog or cat, the hormones serotonin and dopamine are released, which helps to calm nerves and make you feel good.
While pet owners live healthier, happier lives, caring for another living creature takes extra time and effort. Still, considering the benefits pets bring, you may find it more than worth the extra commitment. The companionship of animals is well-documented and widespread; pets are truly a part of your family.
Enjoy Pet-Friendly Senior Living at Winchester Gardens
As a pet-friendly community, Winchester Gardens is happy to welcome both you and your pets. Along with apartments and villas for you and your companion to enjoy, we’ve also kept pets in mind when considering useful on-campus amenities. Walking trails surrounding our campus and allow you to get outdoor exercise with your pet while delighting in our stunning grounds.
And, maintenance-free living means you don’t have to take hours out of your day tending to household chores. Resident Ted Brant shares, “I no longer have to deal with house repairs, snow removal, cooking and housekeeping issues; it’s all done for me here.” That means you have even more time to enjoy life with your furry friend.
Contact us today and schedule a tour to see how you and your beloved companion can find a home in our community.