It’s a proven fact that cats are good for your health, reducing the risk of heart attacks and stroke while relieving many people of loneliness. Since not everyone can pet a cat in person, Purina Cat chow has teamed up with Pet Partners to provide virtual cat therapy for people unable to own a cat or see one.

Throughout the month of May, seniors over age 60 can call Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line at 800-616-5152 to schedule one of 50 free virtual therapy cat team visits with Pet Partners. Interacting with a virtual cat may not be as good as petting a real cat, but it’s better than having no cat at all.

To learn more about virtual pet therapy, click here.