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Atria Fairhaven Creates a Certified Wildlife Habitat

Atria Residents and Staff Create a Certified Wildlife Habitat


Posted on April 30, 2015 by


Connecting with nature; it’s why we travel to reach a mountaintop, or go camping in the woods – or simply relax on our back porch. Being in nature is something we crave as humans, not only because of its beauty, but also its affect on our mood and well-being.

Thanks to a few nature-minded staff members and residents at Atria Fairhaven, the community now boasts their very own Certified Wildlife Habitat site®. (more…)


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Pet Parrot Enriches the Lives of an Atria Carmichael Oaks Couple

Pet Parrot Enriches Quality of Life for Atria Couple


Posted on August 18, 2014 by


In the animal kingdom, birds rank near the top when it comes to smarts. Their capacity for learning and inquisitive nature makes them a fascinating, captivating pet. Birds that are bonded with their owners constantly learn from the person’s behavior, and often delight them with surprisingly human-like antics. Think about it: When is the last time a dog looked up at you and said “Hello”?

According to Atria Carmichael Oaks resident Doris G., there’s nothing like coming home to Gypsy, an African Grey Parrot, who has been greeting her with a big “Hello” or “How are you?” for the past 23 years. (more…)


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Atria Darien Pets Make Residents Feel Stronger and Younger


Posted on June 26, 2014 by


Since the days of Herodotus (1 B.C.), tales of a mythical Fountain of Youth have captivated us, so much so that modern doctors and scientists have spent billions of dollars on the quest to develop solutions for reversing the traces of aging.

So, what if feeling younger was simpler than the tricks medical science has offered in the past 50 years?

What if it was as simple as caring for a pet? (more…)


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David and Choco

Annual Dog Show at Atria Seville


Posted on May 27, 2014 by


Westminster Kennel Club has nothing on Atria Seville. The community hosts an annual Dog Day Afternoon Dog Show, a unique event that gives owners a chance to show off their four-legged friends. (more…)


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Dovie and Crystal

A Bond That Can’t Be Broken


Posted on February 20, 2014 by


Here at Atria, we talk frequently about the importance of social living and of being surrounded by friends with common interests.

This doesn’t mean all of those friends are necessarily people.

Meet Atria Windsor Woods resident Dovie S. and her pet bird, Crystal. (more…)


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Tiny Pony

Tiny Visitor Makes Big Impression


Posted on January 31, 2014 by


When JJ and Paddy visit Atria Del Rey, it’s nothing short of a magical experience. The two are not your typical visitors. In fact, they are not your typical horses either. They are actually miniature ponies AND registered therapy pets! (more…)


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Sasha and Bambi

Must Love Pets


Posted on November 1, 2013 by


Not all senior living providers offer pet-friendly communities, so when potential customers visit, they like hearing that their animal friends are welcome at Atria.  (more…)


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