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‘Furry Tales’ project sees animals provide therapy for elderly residents

PUBLISHED: 08:00 31 May 2013

Animals are being used as therapy as part of a new project aimed at reducing social isolation of old people.

The ‘Furry Tales’ scheme has been set up by Ione Maria Rojas in partnership with Stepney City Farm.

It will see residents of care homes and members of elderly people’s organisations receive visits from farm animals to provide them with companionship and contact.

Background information and an exhibition of pictures is now set to be provided at Stepney City Farm in Stepney Way later this month.

Organisations involved include Hawthorn Green care home and Tower Hamlets Friends and Neighbours.

For more information, visit http://stepneycityfarm.org/volunteering/community-groups/furry-tales/

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