Pet Therapy

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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Fairfield County Giving Day Starts at Midnight

Friends of Nathaniel Witherell | 0 comments | by supermaster

Support the Friends of Nathaniel Witherell  Take Part in 24 Hours of Online Giving, March 5, 2015, beginning at midnight! The time to support Friends of Nathaniel Witherell, as part of Fairfield County’s Giving Day, has arrived!  Giving Day is a 24 hour online event to Give Where You Live in celebration of the work of outstanding local…

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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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