Animals can make wonderful companions for retirees, whether they are birds, dogs, cats, or another furry friend. This is why retirement communities such as the Country Club At Woodland Hills allow residents to keep them, as we recognize that they provide a host of benefits.
About Our Pet Friendly Retirement Community
Some people are hesitant to relocate with their pets since they’re concerned that the living community doesn’t provide adequate animal-friendly activities or accommodations. However, not only will you find our association to be ideal for small animals, there are a number of animal-friendly activities that they can enjoy both on and off the premises, and to make things even better, there are veterinarians in the area that can assist them in the event of injury or illness.
Benefits of Having Pet Friendly Community in Your Retirement Community
For lots of aging adults, having a pet brings security, purpose, and comfort. They can accompany you on excursions while ensuring you get the necessary exercise and sunshine. Research consistently shows that those who own and tend to pets enjoy a number of benefits, which consist of:
- Socialization Opportunities
Those that join our living community will get the opportunity to meet and socialize with other residents that own pets. This in turn will alleviate feelings of loneliness while allowing you to have fun and converse with others.
- Superior Mental Health
Keeping a pet has been shown to lower stress levels while providing greater comfort during the inevitable lows and highs which life presents. In fact, studies confirm that pet ownership has been found to effectively treat those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and even schizophrenia.
- Active Lifestyle
There is a tendency for retirees who do not own pets to spend too much time sitting down, but research has shown that engaging in a more active lifestyle such as taking daily walks or jogs is the key to greater physical and mental health, and having a pet is the perfect way to keep you on your feet!
When Should You Consider Moving into a Retirement Community?
A retirement community is a great option for those who no longer wish to engage in routine home maintenance activities, which include things such as show removal, house cleaning, and yard work. When you stay with us, maintenance is included in your monthly fees which frees up your time and energy to do the things you enjoy, such as traveling with your pet.
Why Choose Country Club At Woodland Hills for Senior Living?
Unlike some retirement communities, which are limited when it comes to the types of pets they allow, we are very open-minded. Aside from cats and dogs, we also allow fish and birds, among other things. We can accommodate these animals by providing plenty of space for them to play in. We do have a few restrictions, so you’ll want to speak with our staff to learn more.
To learn more about living in Country Club At Woodland Hills, contact us or call us at 918.221.7064 today.