PET-FRIENDLY RETIREMENT LIVING AT JOHN KNOX VILLAGE
At John Knox Village, we know there’s an extraordinary bond between seniors and their furry friends. That’s why we welcome residents to have pets, understanding the positive impact that animals can have on the well-being of seniors.
WHY CHOOSE JOHN KNOX VILLAGE FOR YOU AND YOUR FURRY FRIEND?
Choosing the right senior living community can be a significant decision. When it comes to selecting the best community for you, look for one that warmly welcomes both you and your beloved pet. John Knox Village is known for being a pet-friendly retirement community. If you take a drive around the campus, you’ll be sure to notice the number of people outside walking their dogs.
We offer a variety of pet-friendly independent senior living apartment homes, cottages and villas with thoughtful features such as patios and easy access to outdoor walking areas, for your pet’s comfort.
AMENITIES AND SERVICES TAILORED FOR PETS
Pets require love and care, just like our residents. While specific policies and amenities may vary, many pet-friendly senior living communities like John Knox Village typically offer features such as designated pet-friendly residences and outdoor spaces, and sometimes additional services like pet sitting, grooming, and dog walking.
THE BENEFITS OF PET OWNERSHIP FOR SENIORS
Pet ownership at John Knox Village goes beyond companionship. Let’s explore the benefits of having a pet by your side:
Seniors receive the gift of unconditional love from pets, reducing feelings of loneliness and isolation that can sometimes accompany aging.
Pets can help encourage seniors to lead an active lifestyle, whether it’s daily walks to playful activities, or simply the joy of having a companion by their side.
Pets serve as natural conversation starters, and often become bridges to new friendships.
The unconditional love and support provided by pets can play a role in reducing anxiety and even boosting cognitive function. Their presence has a remarkable impact on seniors’ emotional well-being and overall quality of life.
Check out this blog on how furry friends are bringing joy to residents and associates at John Knox Village.
WHAT ARE THE PET POLICIES AT JOHN KNOX VILLAGE?
While we welcome pets of many sizes and breeds, we do have guidelines in place to ensure the comfort of all residents. Contact us to learn more about our pet policies at John Knox Village.
HOW TO MAKE THE TRANSITION TO A PET-FRIENDLY SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY
If you’re considering moving to a senior living community, there are a few things you can do to make the transition smoother for you and your pet. Talk to your veterinarian about your plans. They can help you to ensure that your pet is up to date on vaccinations and is healthy enough for the move.
Next, start packing your pet’s belongings. This includes things like food, water bowls, toys, and bedding. You should also pack your pet’s medical records and vaccination history.
Finally, take some time to explore the community and familiarize yourself with the pet-friendly amenities and rules. This will help you to feel more at ease when you move in.
JOIN US FOR A PET-FRIENDLY TOUR OF JOHN KNOX VILLAGE
We invite you to schedule a tour of our pet-friendly retirement community. Contact us, and let’s make the next chapter of your life an exciting adventure, together with your pet by your side.