Ernest Holt, a resident at Devlin Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, is able to enjoy his dog's presence after the institution adopted Murphy as the facility pet. Pets are proven to increase happiness and provide an array of health benefits for the elderly. Therefore, many healthcare centers, including Maplewood, own and encourage the presence of animals. This photo was taken at Devlin Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on December 30, 2006 by Steve Bittner.
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