Pets are desirable to people of all ages, but especially aging retirees who can benefit greatly from the comfort and companionship they provide. This is why TerraBella Sugarloaf has an open door policy towards many animals.
About Our Pet Friendly Retirement Community
Researchers have longed recognized the importance of using animals for therapeutic purposes. They help people manage depression, alleviate loneliness, and enhance non-verbal communication. It also gives retirees additional responsibilities at a time when they no longer have to work at a normal job. We can accommodate a variety of pets including dogs, birds, cats, fish and rabbits, just to name a few. As long as your pet isn’t too big or noisy, it’s welcomed here!
Benefits of Having a Pet Friendly Community in Your Retirement Community
As people advance in age, their friends and loved ones will pass on and children or grandchildren may live in other parts of the country for academic or career reasons. This creates a scenario where elders are often lonely and although they can always speak with their family members by phone it isn’t the same as having someone present in their home. So one of the greatest benefits of having a pet is the continual companionship they can provide.
Another benefit is the continuation of an active lifestyle. While people of all ages live largely sedentary lifestyles these days, aging people especially have a tendency to spend too much time lounging around. Studies have consistently shown that aging retires who do not maintain an active lifestyle are at a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease, dementia, diabetes and cancer, and pets can indirectly help prevent these conditions by forcing retirees to get off the couch, get outside, and get the sunshine and exercise that their bodies need.
When Should You Consider Moving into a Retirement Community?
TerraBella Sugarloaf is the perfect living community for retirees who want less stress and a carefree lifestyle. Research shows that pets of all kinds will relieve stress naturally. This is due to a hormone which is called oxytocin. When it’s released into the body, stress levels will fall, and it is present both in animals and humans. This means that pets and owners help one another, often without releasing it, and because our community accommodates these animals, it creates a hassle free environment.
Why Choose TerraBella Sugarloaf’s Retirement Community?
TerraBella Sugarloaf offers a resort level lifestyle that no regular retirement home will ever match. From the gourmet meals to the lavish dwellings, concierge services and 24 hour personal assistance, you can be sure that the time you spend with us will be memorable. Retirees all over Georgia and beyond choose to spend their golden years with us because not only does our staff cater to their every need, but we promote an environment where retirees are encouraged to keep their minds and bodies in optimal condition so that they can live a rewarding life for as long as possible.