Volunteers from People Animals Love (PAL) Recognized at Adventist Behavioral Health & Wellness
Story by Adventist HealthCare Staff
Volunteers from People Animals Love (PAL) were recently recognized for their work with patients and residents at Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services in Rockville. For more than 13 years, PAL volunteers have been bringing in therapy dogs to help patients who are feeling anxious or depressed. Studies have shown that the pet therapy can help to calm and soothe patients and bring comfort in a number of healthcare treatment settings, including behavioral health treatment.
The PAL volunteers were invited to an on-site luncheon, where they were thanked for their work and given small gifts of appreciation from Expressive Therapy staff.