‘Health Benefits of Pet Ownership’ talk set for Aug. 17

“The Health Benefits of Pet Ownership for Seniors” is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation that begins at noon Thursday, Aug. 17, at Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E. Long Look Drive, Prescott Valley.

Presenter Alan Wikman of Synergy Home Care will identify daily stressors and cover the medical benefits and ways pets provide emotional support and socialization opportunities; the difference between Service Animals and Therapy Animals; how to benefit from animals other than getting a pet; and whether to give a senior a pet as a gift.

RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or 928-778-3747.