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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Local activity director celebrates National Activity Professionals Week

Saturday, January 24, 2009
By Nancy Malcom - Nevada Daily Mail
The week was started by the The National Association of Activity Professionals, the only national group that represents activity professionals in geriatric settings exclusively.

The NAAP is recognized as the voice of the activity profession on national issues concerning long-term care facilities, retirement living, assisted living, adult day services, and senior citizen centers.

This week was created to give honor and recognition to those dedicated individuals who contribute so significantly to a resident's quality of life. Although many might think playing bingo, cards or chasing balloons all day seems more like play than work, any activity director would quickly disagree and explain that their real "job" is making the work seem like a game.

Activity directors have to offer activities that include physical exercise, mental stimulation and more than a few smiles, grins and belly laughs.
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1 comment:

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