Get involved - retirement homes and assisted living communities

Many residents will have lived with pets in their previous homes. They might feel strongly about animal welfare and would be happy to take part in activities, at the same time as rekindling an interest in previous hobbies.

If you only have a small budget for activities, they don’t have to cost much. Improvise with materials you have available. Websites like Freecycle, and Reyooz are useful for obtaining ‘free stuff’. You’ll find a list of similar sites here. If necessary, reach out on social media or appeal to local businesses for supplies.


Please do not use real animals as part of your event, unless the activity directly improves their welfare, e.g. exercise, adoption, spaying, neutering, vaccinating etc.