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29 12, 2020

Pay it Forward All Year Long

2020-12-29T12:03:52-05:00December 29th, 2020|Categories: charity, Loneliness and Isolation, Pets|Tags: , |

Many people give back during the holidays whether they volunteer at a soup kitchen, contribute to their favorite charity, or provide a gift basket to a family in need.   However, after the new year, many of us go back to our regular routine and feel like we’ve already done our part.   And while the holiday season's effort is much appreciated, many people will need help long after the festivities are over.  2021 will be a very different year for millions of people. The pandemic has left much of our service economy in a terrible state, along with the workers that gained their livelihood from restaurants, retail stores, hotels, etc.   There are direct results for every business that closes, and then all the other trickle-down effects. [...]

28 01, 2020

Are Animals the Key to Successful Aging?

2020-02-20T17:19:40-05:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: Pets|Tags: , , , , , |

As we age, we face different kinds of stresses than we did when we were younger. It may be that we start thinking about our mortality more often or we become disconnected from friends and family members which can lead to loneliness. Or we might not be as active as we once were, so we don’t feel the same sense of purpose. Whatever the root cause, the sad or negative feelings that we experience when we get older are legitimate and quite common. So, what are some of the keys to successful aging? Well, it turns out that one of the answers is really simple — get a dog. If you are like many animal lovers, you already how much joy a pet can bring [...]

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