Top 5 Pet Therapy Benefits for Seniors

Top 5 Pet Therapy Benefits for Seniors

“Physical touch is so important. The hugs and kisses the residents share with the animals provide so much love,” said Anne Stumpf, Manager of Lifestyle Enrichment at Richmond Terrace, a Lutheran Senior Services Assisted Living Community, who provides pet therapy for her residents. Pet therapy, or animal-assisted therapy, uses dogs or other animals to help …

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Help for Older Adults from Aging Answers

Food, transportation, medical equipment, guidance on benefits processes – sometimes you need some help. Aging Answers is here for you!

Lutheran Senior Services’ Aging Answers is a FREE call-in resource staffed by specialists with training in age-related issues. Older adults who are considering care options, facing financial uncertainty, or navigating major life transitions can find help – and hope – in Aging Answers.

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Social Media for Seniors

“There’s that saying that ‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.’ But I think that as we age, continuing to learn is essential and fun,” said Willie Miesner, a resident at Laclede Groves Senior Living Community in Webster Groves, Missouri. “Anyone at any age can learn new things. Technology and social media sites are one of the things that I continue to learn more about with the help of family and friends.”

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Putting Around

Golf lovers at Meramec Bluffs wanted to share their passion with others. Working together they brought an additional amenity to their Life Plan Community that’s creating new experiences for all residents.

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A Caring Career

At Lutheran Senior Services, Certified Nursing Assistants become like family to residents and guests.

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Wellness Becomes a Daily Routine for Residents

Yoga, stretch, strength, balance, water aerobics, water volleyball, tai chi, bingo, card games, line dancing, Wii bowling. This is a short list of a few of the activities that take place at the Wilson Wellness Center at Lutheran Hillside Village, a Lutheran Senior Services Life Plan Community, in Peoria, Illinois. Given all these opportunities, it makes sense why many residents are there every day during the week.

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Limited availability in the Laclede Groves Care Center

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