When you think of your retirement years, is your pet right beside you? Often, older people rely more on their pets for companionship, and it can be worrisome thinking about moving to a care facility or senior living community without them. Luckily, that doesn’t have to be the case in Toledo. Many of the communities here for older adults also welcome their pets, and there are plenty of places to explore in the city that allows your furry friends. Whether you want to grab a bite to eat or meet up with other pet owners, you have so many options in Toledo.
Many of the facilities in Toledo are pet-friendly and no matter what type of lifestyle you’re looking for in your later years, Toledo is happy to accommodate. There are even some award-winning facilities to scope out.
If you’re still an active senior, but need a little help with some of your daily chores or don’t want to worry about maintaining your house, consider The Glendale. This assisted living facility offers private and semi-private rooms as well as common areas to meet up with family or other residents. Seniors can enjoy amenities like salon services and complimentary transportation as well as prepared meals and planned activities at the facility and out on the town.
Genesis Village is one of the top independent lifestyle communities in the Toledo area. They have won SeniorAdvisor.com’s Best of Senior Living Award for the past three years. Living at Genesis Village is like staying at a resort 24/7 with amenities like an indoor pool, fitness center, juice bar, movie theater, and internet access to all apartments. Seniors can also visit the Chapel and enjoy a variety of religious services from visiting preachers each week. There are plenty of outdoor areas where you can take your pet to run and get some fresh air yourself.
Another winner of SeniorAdvisor.com’s 2017 Best of Senior Living Award is Alexis Gardens. This is another independent lifestyle community, but it’s unique because it is part of a nationwide group and you can travel to any facility and stay there at no additional expense. This is perfect for the senior who wants to travel the country with their four-legged friend by their side. At Alexis Gardens, all residents can enjoy three home-cooked meals per day, weekly housekeeping, planned activities, and transportation included in their rent.
Over the years, Toledo has become a pet-friendly town, and there are plenty of places that allow you to bring your dog with you wherever you go. You can grab a bite to eat at Ye Olde Durty Bird or travel to the streets of Ireland at Blarney’s Irish Pub. Bar 145 is another favorite spot for dog owners because they team up with the Humane Society to host Yappy Hour where humans can enjoy a beer and dogs can enjoy meeting other dogs. Dog parks are another great spot to visit with your pet and Glass City Dog Park and The Bark Park allow dogs to play off-leash.
If you want to meet up with other pet owners or join festivities that are pet-friendly, make sure to check out the Toledo Humane Society’s event calendar. They have weekly events like summer camp and meet ups as well as special events like Pawvillion, a festival featuring celebrity chef Sara Moulton that benefits the Humane Society.
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