Making the Best of the Dog Days of Summer


(Submitted Photo) Liberty Place staff and residents kick of the Dog Days of Summer by creating doggie treats for a pet hospice.

By Anne Abraham

WEST CHESTER, OH -- While much of the nation is powering through the hot, sultry days of summer, a local memory care community found a way to beat the heat. Residents at Liberty Place, an Anthem Memory Care community in West Chester celebrated the Dog Days of Summer with a weeklong tribute to pups.

They kicked off the week of activities by making doggie bags to donate to Angel’s Paws, a local pet hospice. The summer fun includes dog trivia, squirt gun practice, visits from furry friends, pupsicles, beach ball hockey and more.

(Submitted Photo) Right: Melissa Rafalowski, Liberty Place volunteer, and resident Linda Burger enjoy helping others during the dog days of summer.

“This is a fun way to take our minds off the heat and reminisce about summers past,” said Amy Snow, life engagement director for Liberty Place. “Many of our residents are lifelong animal lovers and creating doggie treat bags makes them feel productive. This gives them a chance to continue to make a difference to others.”

Liberty Place is located at 7200 Heritagespring Drive, West Chester, OH.

About Anthem Memory Care

Anthem's core purpose is to protect, engage, and love people living with memory loss and is committed to provide understanding and significance to people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Anthem, based in Lake Oswego, Ore., operates and develops memory care communities in California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Ohio and Washington. The company’s website is

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