For elderly pet owners who often live alone, pets can help reduce stress, increase social interaction and physical activity. That’s why at Baptistcare retirement villages, small pets are welcome.
Lorraine and her small dog Moti have been residents at Baptistcare Sunshine Park Retirement Village for the last 18 months.
“Moti is the most important thing in my life, she’s like a member of the family and finding a retirement village that allowed pets was extremely important to me,” said Lorraine.
“It’s great for dogs here. I can take Moti for a walk around the streets and to the local park. Two other residents also have dogs and one has a cat and they all get on well together.”
Lidia Dawkins, Manager Retirement Living believes allowing residents to bring pets with them when they move into a retirement village is essential.
“Moving to a retirement village is a big decision for someone to make and we want to make the move for our residents as easy as possible. I have seen how happy residents are with their pets and we would not want to take that away from them. It is their home after all, so why shouldn’t they bring their small pets with them?” said Lidia.
As with other community living spaces, there are conditions on which pets can move into Baptistcare retirement villages to ensure harmonious living for all the residents.
For more information about Baptistcare Retirement Living, please visit baptistcare.com.au/retirement-living or contact us on 9282 8650.