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Residents at Oak Tree Manor in Dunmurry enjoy pet therapy with Charly the dog.

Residents at Oak Tree Manor were pleased to welcome Charly the dog and his owner into the home for a calming session of pet therapy. 

Pet therapy for seniors is a technique that uses animals to interact with seniors for numerous reasons to help improve their quality of life. Studies show that just fifteen minutes spent bonding with an animal promotes hormonal changes within the brain. Stress levels drop as the brain produces serotonin (the “feel-good” hormone), along with prolactin and oxytocin. This is why therapy animals are good companions for seniors, because they offer so many amazing health benefits.

           Residents at Oak Tree Manor in Dunmurry enjoy pet therapy with Charly the dog Residents at Oak Tree Manor in Dunmurry enjoy pet therapy with Charly the dog Residents at Oak Tree Manor in Dunmurry enjoy pet therapy with Charly the dog

Oak Tree Manor is a beautiful, modern, purpose built care home in Dunmurry, Lisburn. Enjoying a pleasant location, this bright and spacious care and nursing residence offers professional, good quality care for range of needs, including specialist provision for those living with dementia or requiring nursing, or palliative attention.

For more information, call 028 9061 0435 or email oaktree.manor@runwoodhomes.co.uk. Alternatively, visit our website: https://www.runwoodhomes.co.uk/homes/oak-tree-manor.

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