Thursday, August 22

SU Ag Center’s S.H.A.R.E. Program featured in Polished Magazine

Photo courtesy of the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging's Polished Magazine.

East Baton Rouge Council on Aging highlights pet therapy program

Baton Rouge, La. – An article written by Dr. Renita Marshall, department chair of Southern University’s Department of Agricultural Sciences and director of the Southern University Institute for One Health One Medicine, on the SU Ag Center’s Southern Human-Animal Relationship Experience (S.H.A.R.E.) is featured in the current issue of Polished magazine.

The article details the objectives of S.H.A.R.E., which is an initiative under the Southern University Institute for One Health One Medicine. The program provides the community with the psychological and physical benefits of animal-assisted therapy, visitations, and interactions.

S.H.A.R.E. is composed of representatives from the Southern University Ag Center, Southern University Baton Rouge students, community volunteers, and veterinary practitioners.

Studies have shown that pet therapy can lower blood pressure, release calming endorphins and lowers overall physical pain.

The full article is available here.

POLISHED is a quarterly publication produced by the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging. It is geared towards the interest of senior citizens in East Baton Rouge Parish and their caregivers.

For additional information about S.H.A.R.E., contact Dr. Marshall at 225-771-0252 or email her at


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