Elena Heronimus, housing manager at The Oaks and Poplar Creek Estates, holds one of two robotic pets used as tools to help calm a resident by providing an interactive companion. In addition to a dog, the assisted living facility also has a cat.

Robotic pets bring comfort to area residents without need of food, water, walking

The new housing manager of The Oaks and Poplar Creek Estates, Elena Heronimus, introduced herself to each one of the assisted living residents and visited with each one over the past couple of months.

She asked about family, careers and hobbies, receiving heartfelt answers from each resident.


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