PBHA's Pets as Therapy

Purpose Statement

Pets as Therapy is a group dedicated to serving the elderly residents of Vernon Hall Nursing Home. By bringing a dog from the Harvard Square area to visit the residents each Sunday afternoon, volunteers provide companionship to the residents and allow them to spend therapeutic time with the dogs. We work with other programs of the Elderly Affairs Committee to offer more activities for the residents, including art classes, parties, and outings. Most residents rarely receive visitors and always look forward to our visits! For more information and a chance to personally brighten somebody's day, please contact Veronica Shi (vshi@fas.harvard.edu) or Kylee Clyatt (kjclyatt@fas.harvard.edu).

Organization Information