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Stay Active with Furry Friends in the Triangle

Key Takeaways:

  • Animals are wonderful companions for all stages of life.
  • The Triangle offers plenty for animal lovers to do and stay active.
  • Find your pet-friendly niche with Carla Freund!

There’s no better way to stay active and have a healthy, happy lifestyle than by sharing it with the pets that keep you smiling. Active adults have access to endless options in the Triangle when it comes to animals. Let’s take a look at why it’s important to have a furry friend and how you can get out and about to maximize your life in the Triangle!

Animal companions are part of a healthy lifestyle

Healthy senior with cat enjoying retirement

Pets provide active adults with physical and mental stimulation, which can lead to a longer and healthier life. Pets can help reduce stress, increase activity levels, and provide companionship. They can also promote positive social interactions and help seniors stay mentally alert. Studies have shown that owning a pet can improve heart health, reduce blood pressure, and decrease the risk of depression. Pets are an excellent way for seniors to stay active and socially engaged, and they can provide a sense of purpose and belonging.

The Triangle has really gone to the dogs!

Active senior couple enjoying time with their dog

Residents of active adult communities in the Triangle already know how much there is to do here! But beyond the amenities in your community, there’s a lot to do in Raleigh, too. Pet-friendly restaurants and coffee shops abound. Millbrook Dog Park is not only a popular place to let your four-legged companions run free, but it’s also award-winning, too. There’s also the North Carolina Museum of Art which features more than 2 miles of gorgeous trails that highlight artistic sculptures and provides doggie care stations along the route. 

Bond with animals—without owning a pet

Senior couple hiking in nature, feeding goat.

If you’re an animal lover but taking care of a pet full-time isn’t suitable for your lifestyle, the Triangle offers plenty of ways to interact with and care for furry friends. There’s nothing to put a smile on your face quite like the rambunctious goat, and you’ll find plenty of them at Spring Haven Farm in Chapel Hill or Old Mill Farm in Durham. Volunteering is an extremely effective way to stay positive, reduce stress, connect with other people (and animals!) and improve your overall quality of life. You’ll feel good about helping exotic animals at Carolina Tiger Rescue, which has plenty of volunteer opportunities.

Find Your Furever Home in the Triangle

Offering a high quality of life, plenty of activities, and a wide array of 55+ active adult communities to choose from, you’ll find your fit right here in the Triangle. Contact Carla Freund today and get started exploring available homes for sale.

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