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Dogs ease COVID woes in nursing homes

Dogs ease COVID woes in nursing homes
Hebrew Home has had a pet therapy program for 20 years; tiny Zeus and gentle giant Marley the Great Dane are the current snugglers in residence.

“Zeus is a friendly little snowball, very happy,” said Nagle, 79, after the peppy bichon frise paid a visit to her room at Hebrew Home at Riverdale, overlooking the Hudson River in the Bronx.” Eileen Nagle, 79, talks with Zeus, a bichon frise, as he visits her room at The Hebrew Home at Riverdale in New York, Wednesday, Dec.(Seth Wenig/AP) Hebrew Home has had a pet therapy program for 20 years; tiny Zeus and gentle giant Marley the Great Dane are the current snugglers in residence.” Kida, a chocolate Labrador, visits with Sal Gonzales, 79, in his room at The Hebrew Home at Riverdale in New York, Wednesday, Dec.

“I decided we needed to re-energize the pet visiting program since there’s no outside visitation allowed,” said Daniel Reingold, founder of the pet therapy program and president and CEO of RiverSpring Health, nonprofit operator of 103-year-old Hebrew Home.” Sal Markowitz, 96, right, and Sandra Greer, 82, left, visits with Marley, a Great Dane, while therapeutic activities director Catherine Farrell looks on at The Hebrew Home at Riverdale in New York, Wednesday, Dec.

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