Kenneth H.|Allison Park, PA
4 yrs exp
54 yrs old
Assisted Pet And Music Therapy And Companionship
I was a public school science teacher for 23 years then left 4 years ago to start my own dove release business. In addition to dove releases I began visiting schools and senior facilities to share the fascinating history of the doves as messengers. Early on I noticed the overwhelmingly positive reaction the doves received and their inherent therapeutic quality. We then expanded our family business to include animal assisted therapy. Along with the dove I bring my lap dog, Cuckoo. She is a natural therapy dog and is so sensitive to the needs of others offering a nuzzle to those in low spirits. Our program has been well received and we are regular visitors at several senior locations. We also offer music therapy, in particular for those with dementia. Research has shown music and the arts to have healing qualities and are among the last memories to fade. I love gardening, fishing, the outdoors and sports.