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Are dogs part of the next wave of human healthcare? Sentara says “yes.” And they mean it: Volunteer Coordinator Kelly Divita of Sentara Norfolk has reached out to area veterinarians for help recruiting therapy dogs and their owners for this special brand of medicine known as “puppy love.”

“Dogs can offer a therapeutic component to healthcare that our staff cannot provide. It is rewarding to hear the stories from our patients and pet therapy volunteers — they truly make a difference every day for our patients, families, visitors and staff.” —  Kelly Divita, Volunteer Coordinator, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

If you and your pet are ready to serve, please visit www.sentara.com/snghvolunteers and click on Pet Therapy, for information on requirements for volunteers and pets. Brochures are available at our office. 

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     If your pet has separation anxiety, hire a pet sitter – because you’re going to want to get a jump on the holiday fun with these events in Norfolk this month.  Bonus:  it’s all free!

Saturday December 4 – Studio Artists’ Holiday Open House at the Hermitage Museum.  4-7 PM.  www.thfm.org

Friday December 10 – Virginia Handbell Consort (with dessert reception) at Blessed Sacrament Church.  7 PM.  www.blessed-sacrament.com

Saturday December 11 – 2nd Saturday Family Fest “London Calling” at the Chrysler Museum. 12-3 PM.  www.chrysler.org

Wednesday December 15 – Todd Rosenlieb Dancers – Emerging Artists at Ocean View Senior Center.  7 PM.  Information here

Friday December 17 – Strolling Silver Strings (with dessert reception) at Blessed Sacrament Church.  7 PM. www.blessed-sacrament.com

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