Pets can help us feel better!


It’s well-known (and scientifically proven) that interaction with a gentle, friendly pet has significant benefits, and if it’s your own pet, that makes it even better.  When one of our residents asked if she could bring Penny, her dachsund to Surrey to spend the night, the answer was a resounding”yes”! Penny was a joy for all of us.

As Surrey embarks on their Eden Alternative journey, we want to practice Principle #2: “An elder-centered community commits to creating a Human Habitat where life revolves around close and continuing contact with plants, animals and children.  It is these relationships that provide the young and old alike with a pathway to a life worth living.”