Tuesday, Aug. 21, was a red-letter day for residents of River Oaks Residential Care in Port Royal. They enjoyed a visit from members of local chapter 229 of Therapy Dogs International, whose trained therapy
dogs brought good cheer in the form of wagging tails, smiling faces and pettable fur coats. Residents chatted with dogs and handlers, learning about the breeds and personalities of their canine visitors. The visit, a first for River Oaks, was a great success according to new activities director Penny Mont, who said, “The residents loved the visit and are still talking about it and looking forward to next time.” Chapter members are adding River Oaks to the list of assisted living and nursing facilities they visit each month.