There is so much to learn when you are in college. Of course, there is the academic side that you signed up for but there is also much in terms of life lessons. One really needs to make the most of all the opportunities that are there for them. One good thing to do – especially for those people who enjoy animals – is to volunteer with the elderly using an animal. So often the elderly are incredibly lonely but it is difficult for strangers to just come and talk to them. If you take a dog with you however, then you break the ice easily and you may enjoy the visit more too. Sometimes it can even be advisable to take a more senior dog along with you; that way it won’t be so feisty and the elderly individual can feel an affinity with them. A friendly, licking dog can really make an old person feel good. There are no judgments, no questions, no “why don’t you do anything all day?” All dogs want to do is give love. And students have the opportunity and often the time to take these loving pets to the homes of the elderly in the community. It’s just a great way to give back.
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Tiffany Brand has a passion for fashion, and has over a decade of experience writing for beauty and fashion magazines. A licensed cosmetician with four children, Tiffany loves to share her insights with fellow mothers. Contact Tiffany at tiffany[at]sunstoneonline.comView all posts by Tiffany Brand