Nora Gives The Best Cuddles At Abbots Wood Manor

We could not get enough hugs from Nora the cuddly terrier who delighted residents and colleagues when she dropped by to visit Abbots Wood Manor Care Home.

When the home first welcomed the little pooch, no-one could have imagined that she would settle in so well. So well, that Nora now visits regularly.

Nora is owned by Abbots Wood Manor Wellbeing & Lifestyle Coach Kay Griffett.

Kay said: “Nora has made friends with many of the residents. So much so that she will be attending an animal therapy course and she will be joining us on a regular basis.

“Nora fits in so well with the residents.”

(PIC: Resident Barbara and Nora.)

Friendly pets are often used in pet therapy and can help tackle many physical and mental health issues. Interaction with a pet can help reduce blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health.

And most people with pets will tell you they have a calming impact on us which can help reduce stress and pain.

Other benefits of meeting and spending time with a pet, include:

  • Increasing verbal communication
  • Increase self esteem
  • Developing social skills
  • Motivating exercise
  • Reducing boredom