14 May 2018
Savannah, the newest member of Edgehill in Stamford, has been welcomed in by the community’s residents and staff. The three-month-old Chesapeake Bay retriever puppy was rescued from a high-kill shelter in Mississippi and adopted from the SPCA of Westchester County. She can officially call Edgehill her “fur-ever” home and will live and work alongside residents and staff to help everyone enjoy full and active lives.
“Not only were we able to rescue Savannah, but she will be providing added value to our residents – unconditional love, affection and companionship,” said Christopher Barstein, Executive Director of Edgehill.
Research has found that being with a pet can reduce cholesterol, blood pressure and stress as well as battle depression. Animals also have the ability to help memory care patients; studies have shown those with memory loss are able to access memories from long ago after interacting with pets on a regular basis. The health benefits and gratification of caring for a dog make a pet-friendly retirement community the perfect home for a rescued pup.
“I had dogs my whole life. I miss them. Having Savannah at Edgehill makes me feel good – I love having a dog around! Savannah gives Edgehill that extra added touch,” says resident Robert Alden.