Senior Services of Alexandria understands what a critical role animals can play in many seniors’ lives. Through SSA’s Friendly Visitor program, volunteers are making a difference in the lives of socially isolated seniors in Alexandria. There are weekly visits, friendships are formed, and sometimes it includes becoming friends with the volunteer’s pet. To learn more about the effect of animals on seniors and the way pets are being incorporated into the Friendly Visitor program, read the full article on page 48 of this month’s Zebra.

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