Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.
The purpose of this project is to analyze the experience of participants in the Pet Pals Program using portraiture methodology. The Pet Pals Program introduces volunteers and their pets to individuals in early memory support. The portraitures demonstrate the importance of relational connections between previously separated levels of care and the value volunteers place on their participation in the program.
Primary Author and Speaker: Kelsey Odell, Mesa
Additional Authors and Speakers: Aaron Bonsall, Jessica Meyer