Archive | August, 2013

Volunteer Puppy Love – Raising a Service Dog

Today’s new breed of service dogs provides assistance in a variety of ways beyond their best-known role as escorts for blind companions. They retrieve household objects for people with limited mobility, act as ears for hearing-impaired individuals, monitor children with life-threatening food allergies and more. Some researchers are even exploring the role dogs can play […]

4 Ways to Prevent Elderly Dehydration

 Our elderly loved ones need a little extra TLC in the hot summer months. Get the 411 on why dehydration increases with age and get some tips on keeping your favorite senior hydrated. Dehydration is a huge issue for the elderly. A recent University of Chicago Medical Center study found that 40% of heat-related fatalities in the […]