Janice Hall Heck

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Michele’s Weekly Pet Challenge: Chewy, A Therapy Dog for Elderly and Handicapped

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Meet Chewy, a fourteen-year-old therapy dog who visits the medically needy and elderly at The Shores at Wesley Manor in Ocean City, NJ.
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I can’t say enough good things about this wonderful facility/home that allows volunteers to bring in dogs to visit the handicapped, medically needy, and elderly people in their care.

My brother, Adam, has always been an active person, but now in his later years, he is wheelchair bound. He has been blind for more than twenty years, and he has coped well. But now his physical and cognitive health have deteriorated, and he needs twenty-four hour care. After several unsuccessful placements, he is now thriving at Wesley Manor. Dawn, Kim, Tricia, Jonathan, and many other specialists and aides seem to take a special interest in Adam. This is all very heart warming for our family.

Visits from Chewy and other therapy dogs brighten Adam’s day. The smiles these dogs bring to his face are priceless.

Read more Adam’s life as an active blind person here:

B: Big Brother’s Bits about Being Blind
VIP: Visually Impaired Person in the News Again
Elderly, Blind, and Living in a Big Black Box
Tips for Caregivers of Visually Impaired Persons in Care Settings

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