The Four Seasons Lodge is thrilled to announce the arrival of their newest resident – Cesar, the cat.
At a recent meeting of the Four Seasons Lodge Residents’ and Family Council, the exciting idea of adopting a cat was brought forward by the group of residents in attendance. The residents felt that the Four Seasons Lodge would be a great place for a cat to call its “fur-ever” home.
Many Long-Term Care homes have chosen to foster or adopt an animal, as individuals can benefit greatly from the companionship of a pet. Adopting a cat can improve an individual’s overall physical, emotional and social well-being. The presence of an animal has been proven to alleviate feelings of loneliness and isolation, as well as act as a calming aid and stress reliever. The residents will be able to establish a bond with the cat and develop a true connection, should they wish. In addition to these benefits, providing care to a cat can give an individual a sense of purpose and meaning by taking on a new responsibility.
Careful considerations were made regarding Cesar’s age, breed, temperament, and history, prior to his adoption to ensure that he is an appropriate match for the residents and the environment.
Both residents and staff have been smitten with Cesar since his arrival earlier in the week and have welcomed him with open arms. After taking some time to get used to his new surroundings, Cesar is now happily settling into his new home at the Four Seasons Lodge.