Cause Areas

When

Mon Jul 11, 2016 - Thu Dec 01, 2016

Where

3555 Bobcat Village Center RoadNorth Port, FL 34288


About

We are in need of a volunteer who has a Certified Pet Therapy dog to visit our members. Research shows the benefits of pet therapy are numerous and is a vital aspect of our Anchor House program. Benefits below:

Physical Health:

  • lowers blood pressure
  • improves cardiovascular health
  • releases endorphins (oxytocin) that have a calming effect
  • diminishes overall physical pain
  • the act of petting produces an automatic relaxation response, reducing the amount of medication some folks need

Mental Health:

  • lifts spirits and lessens depression
  • decreases feelings of isolation and alienation
  • encourages communcation
  • provides comfort
  • increases socialization
  • reduces boredom
  • lowers anxiety
  • helps children overcome speech and emotional disorders
  • creates motivation for the client to recover faster
  • reduces loneliness

Our volunteers stick with us; come meet our members and you will know why!!

Skills

  • Mental Health
  • Mentoring
  • Elder care
  • Group Facilitation
  • Life Coaching
  • Animal Therapy

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Most of our sessions last between 40-60 minutes
  • We are flexible and work around volunteers' availability.
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