Pony Visit at Christian Health Care Center


Pictured, left, is Barbara Allegretta of Oakland, who volunteers to bring her pony, Prince Gallahad, to visit residents at Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) in Wyckoff. Pictured, right, is Heritage Manor Nursing Home resident Susan Cheney, who much enjoyed meeting “Laddie.” CHCC encourages pet-therapy visits because studies show that interaction with animals has a variety of benefits for seniors, including lowering anxiety, providing comfort and socialization, and even lowering blood pressure. For more information about CHCC’s pet-therapy program, call Linda Bunker, ADC, Heritage Manor Nursing Home/Southgate Activities Director at (201) 848-4249 or email lbunker@chccnj.org.