Senior dog owners can boost their overall wellbeing by taking their furry companions for a walk at a local park. Palm Beach home care professionals have compiled a list of 4 local spots that are the ideal place for seniors and their dogs to get some exercise and spend some time bonding together.
1. Dreher Park
This park at 1301 Summit Boulevard features a canine corner. At this outdoor recreation area, there is a heart-shaped walking trail around the perimeter where seniors can take a memorable stroll with their dogs. The canine-friendly area of this park features 2 adjoined but separate fenced areas, one for tiny dogs and one for larger dogs, with water fountains to get hydrated after a walk. It also features covered benches where seniors can share heartfelt dog stories with other canine lovers while their dogs exercise and play on the agility equipment.
2. Village Paws Dog Park
Located at 2301 Saratoga Road, this dog-friendly park features 3 separate leash-free areas where seniors can walk and play with their furry companions. Each fenced area has dog water fountains and agility equipment, including a fun tunnel that provides dogs with exercise while enhancing their attention. Seniors can also take advantage of the covered relaxation area where they can socialize with other dog lovers while their furry companions play together after an eventful nature walk.
3. Anchorage Bark Park
This picturesque park at 603 Anchorage Drive features mature trees that offer plenty of shade to keep seniors and their dogs cool while they explore the walking paths. The park also features separate sections for dogs under and over 25 pounds. These areas have covered seating where seniors can rest and watch their dogs play, as well as dog water fountains and convenient waste stations.
4. Pooch Pines Dog Park
Located in the Okeeheelee Park at 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard, this park gives seniors a safe place to walk their dogs in nature and plenty of fun areas where they can bond and play with them. The double-gated entry dog park features one small dog area and two large dog areas. When seniors are done strolling and getting fit with their dogs, they can take them for a refreshing drink at the dog fountains. This park also has other convenient amenities, including shaded pavilions with benches and paved dog wash stations.
Even if your elderly loved one doesn’t own a dog, places like these can still be perfect for exercising and simply being in the presence of animals, which can boost his or her overall wellbeing. Learn more about how your loved one can maintain better health by reaching out to Home Care Assistance. Our caregivers are available around the clock to assist with physical activity and provide mental and social stimulation, and we also offer specialized Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and dementia care Palm Beach seniors can count on. For more information and to schedule a free consultation, please call 561.429.8292 today.