Katherine Kimes visits residents at Westminster Place, the personal care community at our Oakmont campus, every Tuesday with her therapy dog, Cash. Cash is an energetic poodle who makes his way around the community with three goals: to make our residents smile, to visit as many folks as he can and to find treats wherever they are hiding, which is usually in resident Bill Waddell’s pocket!
Photo caption: Katherine with Cash and Bill.
Cash is a smart dog. When making rounds, he recognizes Bill’s door and knows that when he enters, a treat is waiting for him! Volunteers like Katherine and Cash gives our residents the chance to spend time with a pet, something they may have done prior to moving to their new Presbyterian SeniorCare Network home.
No bones about it, pet visits enrich the aging experience!