Animatronic Pets





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Valentine

Total Budget: $625

Area of Focus: None

Activity Type: Health: General

Summary: Six comfort companions (animatronic pets) for patients with memory loss in Valentine, Nebraska, USA

Pine View Good Samaritan Society in Valentine Nebraska provides skilled nursing and long-term care services to nearly 30 elderly community members within Cherry County. Many of the residents at Pine View suffer from some form of memory loss which may impact quality of life. Those living with memory loss may become easily agitated, extremely confused, or over-stimulated. Handling these behaviors can be difficult on care givers as well. The Valentine Rotary Club proposes to purchase animatronic pets as comfort companions for residents with memory loss. These pets serve as a non-pharmaceutical intervention for residents with behaviors that indicate frustration, anxiety, or depression. The pets act as a sensory item with soft fur, animated breathing, and encouraging noises such as panting or purring. The pets may soothe and comfort residents who are experiencing stress related to their memory loss. The use of these pets would improve quality of life for many of Pine View's residents. Club members will determine the number of animatronic pets that can be purchased, order them and deliver them to patients at the Pine View Good Samaritan Society nursing home.

Project Contact Person

District: 5630

Rotary Club of: Valentine

Primary Contact: Ronna Morse

Email: ronna.morse@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Submitted". This means that it needs to be signed by the club leadership. Notifications emails have been sent to these parties with instructions on how to digitally sign this project. Once all the signatures are collected, the status of the project will be automatically changed to "Signed".

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Valentine (5630)









DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

Project Supporting Documents

990 Form

MOU 2019-20


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History Log Entries


by Ronna Morse

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Don Peterson

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

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