On Friday, August 28, 2020, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Aaron (St John's Lutheran - Napa, California) joined the volunteers and staff of Collabria Adult Day Care services for their “Drive By and Say ‘Hi’” event.
During this interactive event, staff and volunteers lined the driveway to Collabria and waved at participants as they rode by in cars. In addition to balloons and signs welcoming participants and expressing how much the staff had missed them, there were tables set up where the participants could briefly stop and receive goody bags, fresh produce, and flowers. Some of the participants displayed their own signs expressing gratitude for the staff.
For the participants, this marked the first time they had been to Collabria since shelter-in-place order took effect. For the staff, this was the first time they had seen the participants since March. Aaron Comfort Dog was energized and happy to participate. He was wagging his tail almost the entire time.