Training for Pets on Wheels, Mom & Me and Life Enrichment
An announcement from the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging:
Want to cheer up a lonely person by visiting with your pet or young child? Consider signing up for an orientation session to be held in June for the Pets on Wheels, Mom and Me, and Life Enrichment programs.
The Life Enrichment program provides weekly visits to residents of nursing homes and assisted living sites as well as hospitals, says Diane Dzambo, programs coordinator. Volunteers of all ages share time each week to enrich older persons’ lives. Pets on Wheels and Mom and Me are complementary visitation approaches with pets or small children that operate under the same program. The motto is “Love Licks Loneliness,” says Ms. Dzambo, who notes that the staff at these facilities also appreciates a visit from Fido or Fluffy.
Participants can attend a one-hour orientation at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, or at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 13. Call 410-222-0738 for location and registration. Please do not bring your pet or young child to the training session. The next training sessions will be offered in September.