Canfield Place Visits Guide Dogs for the Blind

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Canfield Place is proud to partner with Guide Dogs for the Blind. Learn more about our support for Guide Dogs for the Blind and our recent trip to Boring, Oregon for the organization’s latest graduation ceremony.

Canfield Place residents and staff were recently invited to attend the Guide Dogs for the Blind graduation in Boring, Oregon. We were warmly welcomed with an introduction from the director of the facility and an overview of what the graduation would entail. The trainers were also recognized on the stage, along with their dogs, and their new owners.

We heard heartwarming stories of how the guide dogs came to the organizations and trainers shared stories about each individual dog. The new owners described their own situations and their experience training their new dog. Many of the new owners remarked on how much more accessible life is for them with a guide dog, rather than a cane. It was a deeply moving ceremony.

“All the dogs that graduated were so smart, I couldn’t believe it! They are going to do great things for their owners who need their services.” – Sharon Luscombe

“As someone who has a dog at Canfield, I absolutely loved seeing all the joy they brought to their new owners. What a wonderful organization! I loved seeing them graduate!” – Gladys Arp

Following graduation, our residents were able to meet some of the dogs. It was a great time connecting with the community and enriching the lives of our residents. Pets are welcome at Canfield Place, and this outing served as a reminder of what great value animals can bring to our lives.

Canfield Place offers a variety of programs in and out of our community. We would love for you to join us on our next excursion! Stop by Canfield Place today and learn how we are enriching the lives of our residents, providing Five Star Fun and Five Star Service every day.

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