Pets Resources for Senior Citizens: Health Benefits

If you are a pet owner, you know that your pet can help you smile when you are feeling down. Based on conversations with medical experts, many seniors are unaware of the mental and physical health benefits that a pet can provide. The Community Outreach and Senior Advocate at has created a free resource that provides comprehensive information on topics like the benefits and risks of pet ownership, things to consider before bringing a pet into an assisted living community, pet adoption, and State sponsored organizations that support both pets and their elderly owners.