Items Tagged ‘People-Animal Connection’

Singing to Bring Smiles

December 20, 2019

Singing to Bring Smiles

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“Petting the dogs is very, very therapeutic,” explains Lindsay Kim, a registered nurse at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Dogs Making a Difference

December 20, 2019

Dogs Making a Difference

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“We’re not curing cancer, but I know we’ve made a difference,” believes Anna Liau, a People-Animal Connection (PAC) volunteer.

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Bringing Smiles to Patients

December 20, 2019

Bringing Smiles to Patients

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“The dogs always make her smile,” reveals Lisa Salgado, mother of 26-year-old Maria Salgado. Christmas carol singing People-Animal Connection volunteers visited the Salgado family at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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'Thank You'

December 20, 2019

‘Thank You’

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“People singing and bringing the dogs makes me so happy,” confesses Yacoob Madha, a patient at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Transformative Time Singing Carols

December 20, 2019

Transformative Time Singing Carols

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“We sang Christmas carols with dogs, and it was really transformative,” reflects Luke Apodaca, a UCLA College of Letters and Sciences student who volunteered to help the People-Animal Connection (PAC) dog teams at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “We are a community service-based a cappella group, so we don’t compete. We, personally, find that our […]

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Dog Days at UCLA

September 19, 2019

Dog Days at UCLA

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“This program is invaluable and has literally changed my life,” expresses Ellen Morrow, a People-Animal Connection Volunteer. “I know that sounds corny, but I’ve seen miracles. I started volunteering in 2006 and it’s such a gift and a privilege to bring my dogs in. Once per month we even have a pet visit station where […]

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New Volunteer Services program celebrates patient birthdays

April 15, 2019

New Volunteer Services program celebrates patient birthdays

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UCLA Health Volunteer Services has launched a new birthday program to help brighten the day for patients who would probably prefer to be spending their birthdays somewhere else. For adult patients who consent to be recognized on their birthdays, Volunteer Services arranges for a musician or student singers to perform the Happy Birthday song. They also deliver a […]

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Collaborations Bolster Growth of No One Dies Alone Program

June 7, 2016

Collaborations Bolster Growth of No One Dies Alone Program

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In 2014, UCLA’s departments of palliative care, spiritual care, social work and volunteer services worked together to create the No One Dies Alone (NODA) program. Two years after its launch, the program’s collaborative origins have served as the foundation of its continual growth and expansion. “The program’s collaborative elements have been the driving force behind […]

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Tags: No One Dies Alone program, NODA, palliative care, People-Animal Connection, social work, spiritual care, volunteer, volunteer services