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Pets provide therapy at Riverhead facility
As Joan Hanken, 84, watched a blaring TV set at the Skilled Nursing Facility at the Peconic Bay Medical Center, she often had to ask the people around her to repeat what they were saying.
But when Hanken spoke to Maira, the Yorkshire terrier who came to visit her, she didn’t have to worry that her poor hearing would affect the conversation.
“Oh, you’re just a doll aren’t...