Pet Therapy

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

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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!

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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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“Pooches on Parade” a Howling Good Time

Pet Therapy | 0 comments | by supermaster

The Nathaniel Witherell recently hosted the first of its quarterly “Pooches on Parade” programs for 2015. The highly anticipated event attracted 14 four-legged friends that mingled with dozens of Witherell residents in the facility’s spacious auditorium. The dogs were joined by their human companions, including staff, family members, volunteers, and members of the community who had seen the notice for the event placed in local newspapers. During the program,…

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Halloween Edition of “Pooches on Parade” Draws Paws and Applause

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Last Saturday, The Nathaniel Witherell hosted some very special four-legged visitors in the auditorium during its quarterly “Pooches on Parade” event. In honor of the Halloween season, many of the visiting dogs were dressed in costume. Residents gathered in a large circle in the auditorium, and spilled into the adjacent solarium.  Each dog/owner team came…

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