Bridging Research to Reality: A Comprehensive Guide for Activity Professionals on Implementing Companion Volunteers in Long-Term Care Settings.
Introduction Our mission to enhance the lives of residents in long-term care communities involves recognizing the profound impact of companionship. With this article, I want to bridge research insights with practical strategies you, the activity professional, can employ to empower you to champion the integration of companion volunteers in your daily routines. So, first, what […]
The Danya Institute, based in Silver Springs, MD published in their recent Dialogue Newsletter, an article from guest writer, Johanna Dolan, CEO of Dolan Research International, reflecting on the topic of recovery. SAMHSA defines this as “a process of change through which individuals improve their full potential.” It is an invitation to explore dimensions of […]
Essentials: Mental Health Resources for Activity Professionals Other ideas for MH series….Healthy Vibes , Healthy Minds
Essentials is an outreach of the NAAP Education Council. Committed to equipping your daily work through research and timely resources to enhance quality of life for residents everywhere. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. An opportunity to enhance our understanding of the beautiful brain and human experiences. Accenting/Lighting things UP with green is the thing to […]
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Activity Services During the Pandemic: How One Discipline Emerged, Adapted and Cultivated Hope for Senior Communities – Article #4
Senior Living organizations thrive on quality team members who are well trained, dedicated, flexible and focused on serving older adults. The 2020 pandemic brought unimaginable challenges and within the storm, creative, competent leaders, who had been there all along, emerged in new and exciting ways. Finding the silver lining is a uniquely human skill, no […]