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Recognizing the importance of companionship and care for both older adults and their beloved pets, Benjamin Rose is thrilled to announce the launch of the PALS Project - an initiative aimed at providing assistance to older adults and their companion animals in the comfort of their homes. Volunteers participating in the PALs Project will have the opportunity to engage in various activities, including:

- Assisting with pet feeding, exercise, cleaning and socialization.
- Providing companionship and resources to older adults.
Through these interactions, volunteers will not only provide practical assistance, but also serve as companions, offering emotional support and forming lasting friendships with older adults in need. This innovative program seeks to address the unique challenges faced by older individuals who may require assistance with pet care, while promoting social interaction and companionship. The program may also help the family and friend caregivers who often step in and provide care for their loved one’s animal companions. Further, the program aims to link older people and pets to local services to improve their health and wellbeing. The PALs Project is actively seeking compassionate individuals who are eager to make a positive impact in their communities. Whether you're an animal lover, a retiree looking to stay active, or simply someone with a few hours to spare each week, there's a place for you in the PALS family.

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About Benjamin Rose


11890 Fairhill Road, Cleveland, OH 44120, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Benjamin Rose is to serve as a trusted partner in the aging journey for individuals of all backgrounds as well as those who care for them.


Benjamin Rose is an over 110-year old Cleveland-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to support caregivers and empower all people to age well through research, consumer-responsive services and client advocacy.

Programs and subsidiaries:

Home & Community based services: Home care, adult day services, social work, mental health services, including day treatment, and Senior Companions.

Rose Centers for Aging Well: Provides home-delivered meals, as well as hot lunches, programs and services at 7 senior center locations throughout Cleveland, East Cleveland and Oakwood.

Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People (ESOP): Fosters the economic empowerment of disenfranchised communities through outreach education and advocacy, including HUD-approved housing and financial counseling.

Margaret Wagner Apartments: Offers supportive housing for low-income seniors.

Research and Education: Conducts applied aging studies that enhance the lives of older adults and caregivers. Education and training programs disseminate the latest information about aging issues to professional and lay audiences.

Community Advocacy: Identifies and influences public policies that impact older adults and their caregivers.


People with Disabilities
Animals, People with Disabilities, Seniors


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11890 Fairhill RoadCleveland, OH 44120



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Critical Thinking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteer schedule is flexible with a minimum of one hour a week.
  • Volunteers will complete a background check, screening process, free training and orientation prior to start.

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