Lunch and Learn

Access Lunch and Learn Continuing Education form.


MEMBERS ONLY – Lunch & Learns will be available on-demand for all NAAP members.  You can view past education sessions directly from our website by accessing the “eLearning” area.  


Upcoming Lunch & Learns:


Tuesday, April 11, 2017
1pm ET, 12noon CT, 11am MT, 10am PT.

Dr. Martin Orrell, a Professor of Ageing and Mental Health at University College London and Director of Research and Development at North East London Foundation Trust. With Bob Woods and Aimee Spector, he developed the original CST program. CST provides guidelines for structuring small, theme-based group sessions aimed to actively stimulate and engage, while providing an optimal learning environment and the social benefits of a group. Dan will discuss the benefits of this program he witnessed while working this program through a grant project supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Workforce Enhancement Program in the US.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
1pm ET, 12noon CT, 11am MT, 10am PT.

Topic: The State of the Profession

In this  session, we will review topics, trends and new regulations that have changed in the last year. We will review NAAP’s strategic plan and what the future holds for the Activity Professional. There will be opportunities for questions and answers as well.


  • Understand new topics and trends to 2017
  • Recognize the importance of membership with NAAP
  • Review NAAP’s strategic plan

Alisa Tagg, BA ACC/EDU AC-BC CADCCT CDP has been a certified activity consultant since 2006 and an activity director working primarily in skilled nursing facilities since 1995. She enjoys teaching the MEPAP education course to new activity professionals. She also works as an independent consultant in various facilities throughout southern Nevada. Alisa writes for and teaches the HCC course with R.O.S. Therapy Systems. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a provider’s Certificate of Completion specializing in Aging with the Nevada Geriatric Education Center and is a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer and a Certified Dementia Practitioner with the National Certification Council for Dementia Practitioners. Alisa serves as the President of the National Association of Activity Professionals and the President of the Southern Nevada Activity Professional Association. She has always enjoyed working with elderly populations for the majority of her life and has a great love for the elderly. In 1988, Alisa was named the Indiana Health Care Association Teen Volunteer of the Year. Alisa speaks on local, state and national levels on various topics relating to health care and the activity profession. Personally, Alisa enjoys running, biking, cross-fit training, and spending time with her family. 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
1pm ET, 12noon CT, 11am MT, 10am PT.

Topic: Science for Seniors

Science for seniors is an engaging Hand on program for independent, long-term care, assisted living and adult day care centers based on the proven research that “we are never too old to learn”.  Rather, learning keeps brains of all strengths healthy.  It uses everyday items from salt to flower to corn oil and pipe cleaners to teach real science facts from volcanoes to snowflakes.

Gloria Hoffner is the owner and author of Science for Seniors, a hands on activity program of all ages and abilities.  She is a graduate of Temple University and a columnist for Creative Forecasting magazine and

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

1pm ET, 12noon CT, 11am MT, 10am PT.

Topic: Outings A-Z

Outings are the residents’ link to the community and an important part of the activity calendar. Outings can be viewed as a mini vacation  from the facility.  We will cover all aspects of the outing from policies and procedures, to who goes where.

Brenda Scott, AC-BC, ADC:  Brenda has been and Activity professional for over 20 years.  She is an active member of NAAP and is the NAAPCC Office Manager.


Here are some general instructions for Lunch & Learn: These sessions will always take place as follows:  Lunch & Learn on the second Tuesday of the month at 1pm ET, 12noon CT, 11am MT, 10am PT.   You must remain on the session the entire 60 minutes to qualify for the CE’s.  After the session you must complete the Summary Form which can also be found below on this page.  Send (email) it  directly to the NAAP Office.  This summary MUST be a minimum of 100 words on what you learned from the session.  Please be sure to include your signature.

After completing this process you can plan to receive your continuing education certificate in approximately 2 weeks.  If it does not arrive or you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email  Reminder that CEs are only given to current NAAP Members.  Non-members have the option of receiving CEUs with payment for live sessions only.

All Lunch & Learns are available for rebroadcast on the eLearning on this website FOR MEMBERS ONLY.   This is one of the many benefits of your NAAP Membership.  You will need your username (generated with membership) and password (you control) and then you can listen and submit your review for CEUs.

During live sessions, if you are not a NAAP member and wish to receive the one (1) hour of continuing education credit you will need to submit $35 via credit card on the form.

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