Community Programs

Most of our Community Outreach programs are on hold due to COVID-19. We hope to have our programs back up and running soon! Stay tuned for updates...

If you would like to Sponsor one of our community programs, please click here.

Children's Programs

Kids’ Club: 1st Sunday of every month @ 10AM–12PM

The Hermitage hosts a 2-hour club the first Sunday of each month for children ages 6-12. Join us for a craft, educational presentation, snack, and KITTY CUDDLES!! Parents are free to stay or drop off. The registration fee for the club is $20 (sibling discounts available.)

Read to a Cat: Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM–4:30PM

Kids of all ages are welcome to drop in and read to a cat!

Participants are welcome to bring their own book(s) or read one from our library. After signing the Read to a Cat Logbook, the kids are welcome to pick a book or a FREE PRIZE (ask the front desk for the prize bucket.)

Reading aloud to cats helps improve self-esteem and literacy in children and can be soothing to the cats. The interaction between the child and the cat also creates a life-long human to feline bond. This program is a win-win for all involved.

Cat Camp

The Hermitage now offers children’s Cat Camp. The program is designed for children ages 6-11 and serves to educate them to properly care for their feline friends. The curriculum includes instruction on feeding, health, first aid and maintenance of their pet.

Coming Back Soon...

CAMP ACTIVITIES
ARTS & CRAFTS | EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS | CAT YOGA | CAT TRAINING | READ TO A CAT | WRITE YOUR OWN COMIC BOOK and… LOTS OF CAT CUDDLES!

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2019 CAT CAMP BROCHURE

Community Outreach

Snuggles for Seniors

Snuggles for Seniors is currently on hiatus. If you would like to see this program return, please make a DONATION referencing the SNUGGLES in the comment section.

For seniors, interacting with a pet can be life altering. Feelings of loneliness or isolation can melt away with a simple stroke and purring response. The physical and mental health benefits of interacting with a furry companion can be many-from reduced blood pressure to elevated serotonin levels.

Snuggles for Seniors takes place at multiple retirement homes located in Tucson several times a month.

Meows for Military

Meows for Military is currently on hiatus. If you would like to see this program return, please make a DONATION referencing the MEOWS in the comment section.

The Hermitage’s Meows for Military is a program for veterans at the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System in the Community Living Center. Each week our outreach coordinator and a feline ambassador visit our proud veterans and provide supportive therapy to help heal their wounds and lift their spirits.

Ashley Davis

Community Outreach Coordinator

We appreciate your generous support!