Provided/SGLC resident Lucille has already adopted and named her dog “Rover.”

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP – Occupational therapy students at Stockton University, along with Professor Megan Foti, provided a gift of two robotic dogs for the residents at Seashore Gardens Living Center. Robotic dogs have been shown to decrease stress and anxiety in a similar way to their live counterparts.

Foti and her students are regular volunteers at SGLC. They work with residents in Comfort Care, the area of the Home devoted to residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

From left, Sharon D’Angio, director of Donor Services and PR; Stockton University student Chasady Wilford; Missy Rundio, director of Recreation; Stockton University student Jenna Greene; and Cindy Weinraub, assistant director of Recreation.

The Simon & Sylvia Zisman Seashore Gardens Living Center is a nonprofit home for the aged, guided by Jewish tradition, law, and charity, dedicated to enriching the quality of life for its residents.

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Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.