A quick "News Burst" about PAI Happenings!
New "News Burst" Format
Due to popular demand, PAI Voice is changing its format. Shorter articles and more frequent distribution -- you asked and we heard you. At least every other month, PAI will distribute a News Burst that focuses on one of its program sites. Enjoy this first edition featuring PAI-Oakdale!
Newly Knighted Pierre, Cathy, Gina, David and Phillip with the St. Paul Winter Carnival Royalty
Newly Knighted Pierre, Cathy, Gina, David and Phillip with the St. Paul Winter Carnival Royalty
Winter Carnival Visits PAI

Individuals at PAI-Oakdale enjoyed a recent visit from the St. Paul Winter Carnival -- no need to endure the cold weather! Winter Carnival Royalty delighted everyone with singing and reading from the recently published Saint Paul Winter Carnival Wonders book written by PAI-Oakdale's very own pet therapy volunteer, Kris Haslund. A number of program participants were knighted by King Boreas during a special ceremony, and each recipient received a medal and official certificate. A great experience for all!
Keith lining up for a strike at PINZ Bowling
Keith lines up for a strike at PINZ Bowling
PINZ is a PAI-Oakdale Favorite!

Many program participants love to bowl, so PINZ Bowling is the destination for multiple community outings each month. The bright and engaging environment, accessibility and reduced rate for participants make PINZ Bowling a favorite activity.
Connie, Katie and Legacy
Connie and Legacy Celebrate 2 Years with PAI-Oakdale

Legacy made her Therapy Dog debut at PAI-Oakdale in February of 2015. Legacy has since branched out to visit hospitals, clinics and libraries within the community. Legacy and Connie continue to visit the PAI-Oakdale program every Thursday afternoon for an hour. Legacy's weekly visits are treasured by participants and staff.
More photos ...
Left: Klondike Kate sings one of Gina's favorite songs with her
Center: King Boreas explains the privilege of being Knighted
Right: Legacy, Therapy Dog
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