Pet Therapy

Get Into the Holiday Spirit at The Witherell!

About Us | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

At the Witherell, December is a month unlike any other. It’s a time when our holiday spirit and robust activities calendar rival anything in the community. Friends and family (and pets, too) are always welcome. Here, we spotlight exciting events and traditions we can’t wait to enjoy: Performances and Plays Beautiful music and vocal performances…

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The Witherell Has Gone to the Dogs (and Cats and Birds)!

Dementia Care | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

We all remember our first pet. Even as we age, memories of our childhood pets remain, long after dates, places, and faces fade from recall. For residents at the Nathaniel Witherell, those fond connections to companionship are renewed often through the Witherell’s Pet Therapy Program. The Witherell has always been a place where pets are…

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Carissa Ronish is Our New Therapeutic Recreation Administrator—Welcome Aboard!

About Us | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

The Nathaniel Witherell is widely recognized for our excellent therapeutic recreation program. We offer fitness classes, art and music therapy, pet therapy, events and celebrations, and spiritual services (sometimes all in one week!). We believe that therapeutic recreation is a crucial service, proven to enhance emotional and physical well-being. So, we’re thrilled to announce the…

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Witherell Hosts Patriotic Pooches on Parade

Pet Therapy | 0 comments | by supermaster

Pooches on Parade took a patriotic twist when it was held over Memorial Day weekend on May 28. The ever-popular quarterly event attracted 14 four-legged friends and their human companions, who mingled with dozens of Witherell residents, family, staff, and volunteers in our spacious auditorium and adjoining solarium. Keeping with the theme, the rooms were decorated…

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Halloween Edition of Pooches on Parade a Spooktacular Success!

Pet Therapy | 0 comments | by supermaster

When is a dog also a lobster? The answer is at The Nathaniel Witherell’s annual Halloween edition of “Pooches on Parade.” Held on the afternoon of October 31 this year, the ever-popular event attracted 20 four-legged friends, all dressed in creative costumes. The dogs and their human companions mingled with dozens of Witherell residents, family, staff,…

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