Celebrating Ollie's 100th Visit!
ADC members celebrated Creature Comfort Pet Therapy dog, Ollie's, 100th therapy visit. Throughout the year, Ollie visits our Center, schools, colleges, assisted living facilities, hospitals, and other agencies providing pet therapy. We celebrated Ollie with a gift of doggie treats and ice cream cake for members, provided by her owner, Linda Curtis.
Pet therapy has been a special program at the ADC since we opened 30 years ago. Animals, especially dogs, have been shown to help treat many symptoms of Alzheimer's, including anxiety and depression. Dogs motivate seniors to engage in physical activity, help to lower blood pressure and heart rate. Animals form very special bonds with humans, and that bond can be a very effective tool in treating Alzheimer's and dementia.