Barnyards at Benetas
28 November 2012

Barnyards at Benetas

Benetas residents at facilities across Victoria have recently been treated to visits from a mobile animal farm, thanks to money raised through fundraising initiatives at Benetas.

Residents have been lucky enough to spend a few hours getting up close and cuddling with rabbits, guinea pigs, piglets, lambs and much more through visits from Animals on the Move.

Recent research conducted by a university student on behalf of Benetas found that there are great benefits for older people from pet therapy, including helping recall memories. The research found that even just speaking about pets and animals helped older people engage more with those around them.

Our staff and residents across our residential facilities wish to extend their thanks to our donors whose generous contributions covered the cost of the animal farm visits.

View a range of photos from Benetas Dowell Court, via the Heidelberg Leader website.

If you’d like to donate to a similar program, please contact our fundraising team on 03 8823 7960 or visit our donate page.