Pet therapy builds on the pre-existing human-animal bond. Interacting with a friendly pet can help many physical and mental issues. It can help reduce blood pressure and improve overall cardiovascular health. It can also release endorphins that produce a calming effect. This can help alleviate pain, reduce stress, and improve your overall psychological state. Therapy animals can often be seen visiting with patients at the Cancer Center.
If Lowell public schools are closed due to weather, classes/events held by the Center for Community Health and Wellness will also be cancelled. Visit the Lowell General Hospital website www.lowellgeneral.org and look for an alert banner. For cancellations and/or delays due to weather conditions visit 7 NEWS at whdh.com.