Hasbro's Lifelike Cat Isn't For Kids; It's For Seniors
Hasbro launched a line of animatronic cats designed for seniors. The "pets" can respond to touch, movement and sound.By Mikah Sargent | November 18, 2015
Owning a pet can be an enriching experience. Not only because you get to play fetch with Fido or chase-the-string with Mittens, but because pets are good for your health.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pets can decrease your blood pressure and cholesterol levels and encourage you to get more exercise.
Which is why pets are particularly beneficial to the health of older adults. The problem is, many senior citizens are unable to care for a pet. And some — especially the 1.4 million living in nursing homes — may be barred from owning a pet.