Memory Care residents at Oak Trace Retirement Community in Illinois have been making peanut butter dog treats for dogs at a local humane society.
The therapy dogs love the the attention and treats; the residents love making the dogs happy!
Luba Siryj, memory care manager at Oak Trace, had the idea to invite the seniors to make the treats, and donate them to the Hinsdale Humane Society. She says this activity makes the interactions with the therapy dogs more meaningful for the residents because they are doing an activity for someone else.
It also encourages residents to work their muscles, increases blood circulation and get some precious social time, all great things while residents continue to isolate.
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