Fitness for seniors and their dogs.
Seniors benefit from dog companionship. But winter inactivity brings de-conditioning. Help seniors and their dogs get healthy with physical and mental exercise.
“My goal in life is to be as good a person
as my dog thinks I am.”
Seniors and dogs
Dogs add so much to our lives: companionship, unconditional love, and humor. Studies show that seniors who own pets have decreased depression, loneliness, lower pulse rate, decreased heart attacks, and are generally more active.
But seniors are especially prone to de-conditioning during the winter. It’s harder for them to grab a leash and head outside.
If you know a senior who has a dog, help add fitness and fun to both their lives. You'll benefit from the visit too.
Also, if you suspect you or your older adult have more than the winter doldrums, read our article, Is it winter blues or something else?
Here's a list of indoor and outdoor activities:
Seniors, pets, and senior living facilities:
Senior living communities recognize the health benefits of pet ownership. Most facilities these days are “Pet Friendly” and welcome a resident’s fur baby.
Keep these things in mind when moving to a senior community with a pet:
No more waiting
Your dog spends its life waiting for you. Waiting for you to come home. Waiting for you to get off the couch. Waiting for you to play.
Quit making your dog wait. And don’t let April showers dampen your relationship with your four-legged best friend. Take time to play and enjoy fitness activities together – it’s good for you both
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