At Home With Growing Older is pleased to announce its 4th annual agein, Creature Comforts: The Human-Animal Bond in Healthy Aging, is to be held on Saturday, June 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. PST at Ruth’s Table, 3160 21st Street in San Francisco.
This year’s annual agein, in collaboration with Ruth’s Table, will explore different modes of animal-human relations and how our society, our homes and cities can support them. We will highlight some of the concrete resources already in place, provide opportunities to share stories, interact with animals and create art. Although this event will focus on canine companions, the lessons will transfer to other domesticated animals and those in the wild.
In our complicated modern world, animals have always come to our rescue both emotionally and physically. This is especially true in older age when staying socially connected becomes challenging. The human-animal friendship has proven health benefits in older age, from staving off depression to supporting daily exercise to guiding us when our eyesight diminishes. Our support of aging animals has become part of our aging experiences. We invite you to help us celebrate this mutually beneficial relationship.
*Masks strongly suggested. Venue offers plenty of natural ventilation, air filtration system, and outdoor space. Participation limited to 70 people.