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Benefits of Owning a Pet

For many women in the community, the benefits of owning a pet after 60 outweigh the costs. Find out how owning a cat or a dog could help you to get in better shape, make friends and even live longer.

5 Reasons a Dog Can Be a Boomer’s Best Friend
2 months ago

5 Reasons a Dog Can Be a Boomer’s Best Friend

Many baby boomers, like myself, own dogs. My husband Eric and I are the proud ‘parents’ of five German Shepherds. They have become a part of our family now that our kids are grown and left home. Read More

5 Reasons Why Adopting a Pet in Retirement May Be Right for You
3 months ago

5 Reasons Why Adopting a Pet in Retirement May Be Right for You

Socialization is fun, and many reports state that remaining active and social as older adults can keep us healthy and help us to live longer. But what happens when it’s no longer just as simple as hopping in the car and going? Read More

Bringing Joy Back into Your Life After the Loss of a Pet
4 months ago

Bringing Joy Back into Your Life After the Loss of a Pet

Are you experiencing emotions of sadness and grief while coping with the loss of a pet? Are you unable to even imagine moving forward into your life again without them? Would you like to tell your buddy once again that you love them? Read More

Travelling with a Pet? These 8 Things May Save Your Sanity!
5 months ago

Travelling with a Pet? These 8 Things May Save Your Sanity!

My husband and I have always had pets. In the past, we have boarded our pets when we traveled. In recent years, we have found that we prefer to take our pets with us. Read More

7 Things to Include When Creating a Pet Loss Memorial
5 months ago

7 Things to Include When Creating a Pet Loss Memorial

A memorial video can be a wonderful and moving way to pay lasting tribute to your pet. The realization your pet is no longer with you can be challenging and difficult.

In fact, you might even fear that your memory of them will fade away. Read More

Coping with the Loss of a Pet After Years of Love
7 months ago

Coping with the Loss of a Pet After Years of Love

Are you experiencing emotions of sadness and grief while coping with the loss of a pet? Are you unable to even imagine moving forward with your life again without them? Would you like to tell your buddy once again that you love them? Read More

Hurtful Things People Say When You Lose a Pet – and How You Can Respond
7 months ago

Hurtful Things People Say When You Lose a Pet – and How You Can Respond

If you have ever experienced the loss of a pet, you know the pain is deep, raw and genuine. These emotions of grief are real and the last thing you need is someone saying something hurtful to you. Read More

What is a Pet Trust and How Can it Protect Your Furry Friend?
8 months ago

What is a Pet Trust and How Can it Protect Your Furry Friend?

By  •  Family

As I write this, my big black cat Ilsa is stretched out on my desk, snoozing on top of my calendar organizer. Her little sister Yvonne stares intently out the window at the enticing birdies she can’t reach and kill. Such a blessing, our pets. Read More

5 Ways to Help Your Grandchildren Recover from Losing a Pet
9 months ago

5 Ways to Help Your Grandchildren Recover from Losing a Pet

There are many ways that you can support your grandchild with pet loss. Your grandchild may look to you to help them through their feelings of grief and mourning, to help them understand that death is normal. Read More

What Can Our Dogs Teach Us About Positive Aging?
9 months ago

What Can Our Dogs Teach Us About Positive Aging?

By  •  Family

Life lessons come in all sizes, and often life’s teachers are from unlikely places. In particular, our animal friends, both domestic and wild, have a lot to teach us. Read More

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