Pets in Therapy handlers and guests of the Never Alone Friendship Centre.
Pets in Therapy handlers and guests of the Never Alone Friendship Centre.

Doggy visit delights those at Never Alone Friendship Centre

THE Never Alone Friendship Centre, an outreach program of the Burleigh Heads Uniting Church, spent an exciting morning recently being entertained by the trainers and dogs from Pets for Therapy.

Pets in Therapy is an organisation that believes pets have wonderful healing effects.

The group visits nursing homes, hospitals, hospices and palliative care units, anywhere where there are sick or aged people.

The residents respond to the animals, many having had dogs but forced to surrender them when illness or age takes over.

During the morning the guests were thrilled to see the dogs going about their activities and showing off their command response, together with displaying their gentleness with frail people.

The Never Alone Friendship Centre, located at the Burleigh Heads Uniting Church, meets each Wednesday morning and caters for those in the community who are isolated, lonely or just seeking friendship, fun and some social activity.

They meet from 9am-noon and have a variety of activities following a morning cuppa and chat.

Entertainers, guest speakers and outings contribute to some of these activities. All of this for a donation of $2.

More information can be obtained by phoning Neville or Dulcie Free on 5562 2993.


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