Senior pet-project plan created

For many seniors, a pet may be their only companion.

Oftentimes, seniors who have pets will delay taking care of their own needs because their pets need food, medical care or other things, said Jamie Lee, Young at Heart Senior Center’s marketing and special events coordinator.

Lee, who is the Rock Springs AARP Community Advocacy Team chairman, said the benefits of senior pet ownership are endless and include physical, mental and emotional aspects, which is why this project is so important.

There are two components the pet project. The first is education. Local veterinarians will be invited to...


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