The Advantages of a Pet-Friendly Retirement Residence

The Advantages of a Pet-Friendly Retirement Residence

March 31st, 2021

We have good news for you. Cedarwood Station is pet friendly. That means you can bring your dog or cat with you, and continue to enjoy your pet throughout your retirement years. There are a few restrictions: under 20 pounds, and no birds or reptiles. But we welcome pets, and there are some great benefits to this.

Physical Benefits

Seniors with pets tend to be in better physical health. That’s because the seniors seem to be more active when they have a pet. Dogs need walks, and both cats and dogs require play and attention. More activity spells better circulatory health.

Just sitting with or brushing your pet can lower blood pressure and heart rate. Seniors with pets sleep better and have less pain. These seniors also live longer. It’s amazing.

Mental Benefits

First, better circulation is better for your brain. But more importantly, pet owners have an important reason to get up in the morning. Their pets need to be fed and go for walks. Pet owners feel better and feel in increased sense of self-worth and well-being. Owning a pet can decrease feelings of loneliness and isolation.

And if you don’t want to go through the puppyhood stage, don’t forget that there are lots of older rescue animals available that need loving homes.

We think pet ownership a great thing, and not all senior communities allow it. That’s why if you are looking for a pet-friendly senior community in the greater Calgary area, you should consider us first!

Cedarwood Station is an independent-living, senior community in Airdrie, Alberta, just north of Calgary. Guided by the tenets of Christian faith, and with a stellar staff and multiple amenities, Cedarwood Station, is the premier senior-living choice for the area.