Victory Centre of Bartlett Celebrates National Pet Day with Resident Dog Daisy

  • Daisy the dog is the resident community dog at Victory Centre of Bartlett, where she celebrated National Pet Day on April 11. Pathway to Living

    Daisy the dog is the resident community dog at Victory Centre of Bartlett, where she celebrated National Pet Day on April 11. Pathway to Living

 
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Thursday, April 11 is National Pet Day, and residents of Pathway to Living senior living communities like Victory Centre of Bartlett are marking the occasion with extra attention for their resident pets like Daisy, who is the resident dog at Victory Centre of Bartlett.

Residents of Pathway to Living communities can participate in a program called "See Spot Retire", through which the community adopts a senior cat or dog from a local animal shelter. All residents can enjoy and benefit from the companionship while the animal gets a "furever" loving home. Typically, one or two residents at each community take the lead caretaker role in caring for the pet, feeding it and walking the dog, which provides exercise, purpose and fulfillment for seniors.

In addition to the "See Spot Retire" program, seniors who live at Pathway to Living communities can bring their own cat or dog to live in their individual apartment, which helps combat loneliness and stress. At Victory Centre of Bartlett, residents Karen and Sue each brought along their own cats who live in their apartments, and they also both help care for Daisy the dog.

For more information on Victory Centre of Bartlett, please call 630-504-0369 or visit www.pathwaysl.com.

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