Love Lives Here!

As you wander the halls at Bartels you may hear exclamations of I LOVE LUCY!! While residents do enjoy the re-runs of the I LOVE LUCY show, they now have their own Lucy to love. Instead, however, of a red-headed comedian, she’s a 3-year old, black lab who has stolen their hearts! Lucy, the lead character in the pet therapy program at Bartels, has received overwhelming response by residents, staff and family members. She offers much-needed companionship, increases the quantity and the quality of social interactions, and has contributed significantly in bringing warmth and joy to our residents.