Research shows that therapy pets can help people to raise their spirits. The increased socialization can also help people to forget (even if it is only for a moment) pain, sadness, or loneliness that they may be experiencing. Therapy pet visits can help improve someone's overall mood--which can lead to increased motivation. Reya's handler, Janet Kuebler of Right At Home Elder Care Services, is a Certified Senior Advisor and Certified Dementia Practitioner. This program is geared toward our seniors but all are welcome to attend.
Please read the below statement and give your consent in the question below.
"I am not allergic to dogs.
If there are any issues that will affect participation in this event or if a special accommodation needs to be made, I will contact the library at least one week prior to the event.
I do hereby waive, release and hold harmless the Somerset County Library System, its officers, sponsors, supervisors and representatives for any injury that may be suffered by me in the normal course of participation in this program and the activities incidental thereto, whether the result of negligence or any other cause."