Through our Nursing Home Pet Therapy Program, St. Tammany Humane Society gives local residents of assisted living facilities the gentle affection of a shelter pup. For over five years, we have visited local area nursing homes with an adoptable pet each month. Our pets visit 7 facilities including Christwood Retirement Community, Brookdale of Mandeville and The Trace of Covington.
This 100% volunteer based program not only allows senior citizens a fun activity each month, it allow is a life-changing experience for our volunteers. "When you walk into one of the facilities and see the residents' faces light up, that's when you know you're doing something that truly makes a difference," says Nursing Home Pet Therapy Coordinator, Phyllis Henry. "It's not only a great socialization opportunity for the shelter pups, it's also something exciting for people in our community. The residents look forward to our arrival each month. It's truly indescribable."
If you are interested in volunteering for this program or would like to nominate a facility for the program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.