Anti-Stress week took a slightly different turn this spring when the Hazlet Higher Education Center (HEC) brought bunnies and guinea pigs to campus to help ease stress for students prior to finals week.

Brookdale’s Student Life and Activities sponsors several relaxing activities at all locations prior to final exams. One of the most popular events is always the visit from therapy dogs. Keeping with the furry theme, the Hazlet HEC invited the Monmouth County 4-H Small Animal Tails and Trails Club members to bring their rabbits and guinea pigs for the students to meet and pet. The four 4-H members and their furry friends were a big hit with the students. The Lincroft, Wall and Freehold campuses all hosted visits from therapy dogs in late April and early May.

The Lincroft campus had a number of other activities including: a yoga session, chair massages, art therapy and the opportunity for students to make their own aromatherapy car fresheners and bracelets. The Neptune and Long Branch HECs had snacks available all week for students.

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Members of the 4-H with their animals helping Brookdale students relax during anti-stress week at the Hazlet HEC.