Throughout the years, many of us would have owned a pet at some point. If you currently have a furry companion whom you would like to make the move to senior living with, Discovery Village At Deerwood is a great choice for you. Pet-friendly assisted living in Jacksonville, FL comes with many benefits for our residents’ physical and mental wellbeing, which is why you can have the best of both worlds when you choose us as your partner in care. You can find out more about in this article!
Promotes Physical Activity
Pets keep their owners active in many ways. Whether you are taking your pet for a walk or grooming appointment, you will need to find a way to get them there. Instead of being stuck indoors most of the time, a pet pushes you to get things done. In other smaller ways, pets constantly keep owners on their toes throughout the day, whether it’s by playing ball or fetch with them, cleaning up their living space or just ensuring they are well-fed!
Improves Social Life
How often do you find that neighbors and passers-by stop to have friendly conversation when you have your pet with you? Even if they are just stopping to give your dog a pat on the head, this can open up opportunities for socialization and the building of meaningful relationships. The same goes when you attend vet and grooming appointments or pick up pet supplies at the store. Pets are a common bonding topic for many people, and you will find that pet-friendly assisted living opens up many socialization opportunities for you!
Provides Companionship and a Sense of Purpose
As you age, you may find that people who used to play a big part in your life are no longer there. Whether you have lost them due to death or simply drifting apart over the years, there can be a hole in your life where they once were. Pets can help to fill that hole, providing you with the companionship and sense of purpose you require to live a fulfilling retirement life.
Benefit from the “Pet Effect”
Believe it or not, interacting with pets can help to lower blood pressure and improve mood! That’s one reason why pet therapy is so helpful for a wide range of purposes. Besides reducing the effects of stress and anxiety, being around pets can also help to improve stress-related conditions which result in elevated blood pressure.
Make the Move to Pet-Friendly Assisted Living Today
If you are looking for pet-friendly assisted living to make the move to, consider our retirement community at Discovery Village At Deerwood today. With a selection of floor plans to choose from, you will no longer have to decide between your pet or transitioning to a retirement lifestyle that works just for you! On campus, you will have access to a full range of services and amenities that have been designed to make your life more comfortable and convenient.