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Pets Can Be the Best Medicine for Seniors

[fa icon="calendar'] May 7, 2019 3:33:57 PM / by FirstLantic posted in Pets and Seniors, pets helping seniors emotional health, senior depression, animals and seniors, seniors adopting pets

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This year alone,  pet spending in the U.S. is estimated to exceed $72 billion.  For fellow animal lovers, this may not seem crazy because our pets offer us something that is very hard to come by – unconditional love. But you don’t have to break the bank to have a furry friend and the benefits are validated by numerous research studies. Animals can have a positive effect on our social lives, our health and our overall emotional well- being. For seniors, there is no better way to decrease loneliness and stress than to have a pet in their home. Whether you live independently or in an assisted living facility, the best medicine can be named Fido or Miss Kitty.

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FirstLantic’s Top blogs of 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 2, 2019 3:56:40 PM / by FirstLantic posted in pets helping seniors emotional health, sharpening your brain, dating after 50, jobs for retirees, fostering pets, social impact gift ideas, boomers starting businesses, boomer entrepreneurs

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From advice on how to keep up with changing technology, to seniors that are living their dream, to new career opportunities, FirstLantic covered a lot of topics that sparked your interest. However, as we looked back on the blogs that got the most attention, we found that it was not only an interesting mix, but there were some that really struck a chord. So, in case you missed them the first time, we present the top blogs of 2018! (Envelope, please) And the winners are….

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Three Reasons Why Having a Pet Is the Best Medicine

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 5, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by FirstLantic posted in senior loneliness, senior stress, pets helping seniors emotional health, senior animal lovers

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In 2017, 68 percent of all households in the United States owned pets, up from 56 percent in 1988. For fellow animal lovers, the reason why is obvious – unconditional love. But many people don’t realize that there are also other benefits that are validated by numerous research studies. Animals can have a positive effect on our social lives, our health and our overall emotional well- being. For seniors, there is no better way to decrease loneliness and stress than to have a pet in their home. Whether you live independently or in an assisted living facility, the best medicine can be named Fido or Miss Kitty.

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