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NASW-NC Member Nicole Kellerman Featured on WLOS!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Robotic pets give Asheville veterans a source of companionship at the VA


"It's like the perfect pet, you don't actually have to empty a litter box, you don't actually have to clean up your yard." says clinical social worker Nicole Kellerman. "They flip over, they roll over, they purr."


Kellerman believes artificial critters can have a real impact.


"They're looking for a companion to make them happier throughout the day," she said.


Volunteer Service purchases them with donations from the community, at a cost of about $100 each.


Experts believe the robotic pets, originally designed for children, have therapeutic value, especially for adults with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.


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