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Residents at Rowena House get up-close-and-personal with animals from The Ark Animal Zoo.

Residents at Rowena house in Conisbrough, Doncaster, recently spent time with the animals from The Ark Animal Zoo. Residents said it was really nice to see all the different animals that they had never previously had the opportunity to meet. The animals included a Bearded Dragon, Chinchilla, Snake and more. One of the residents could not decide which one they loved the most, and said they would love for the animals to visit again.



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.

Rowena House is a 40 bedroom residential care home situated in Conisbrough, Doncaster. This spacious South Yorkshire care home provides expert care for older people, including those living with dementia. Rowena House offers 24 hour expert residential care, specialises in dementia care and can also provide short stay care and respite care for those requiring short term care in the regions of Doncaster, Rotherham and the surrounding areas.

For more information, call Rowena House on 01709 862331 or email rowena.house@runwoodhomes.co.uk.

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