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COVID-19 Activity Resources

Dear Activity Professionals,

During this time of uncertainty, we want you to know that NAAP is here for you. As Activity Professionals we each work in a variety of settings from geriatrics to pediatrics with different levels of care. This can also be a time of confusion and chaos for the most vulnerable clients we serve.

As we continue to ensure an ongoing resident-centered activities program, we hope this resource page filled with suggestions and support will assist you in continuing to provide quality programming to the populations you serve.

We are Activity Strong!

The NAAP Board of Directors

Activity Professionals are ESSENTIAL personnel.

NAAP Statement on Visitation.

NAAP Statement on Visitation

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Nursing Home Visitation

Keep up to date with updates by going to these sites:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:  CDC
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services:  CMS

Newly Added:

Tour of the Universe Slide Presentation Series 

12 Cool & Unique Things you will only see in Dubai – Virtual Travel 

As you may know, May is Mental Health Awareness Month – and since mental health is at the center of Rendever’s mission, they are extending mindfulness resources to all senior living communities throughout the month of May. Even communities that are not yet Rendever partners can take advantage of these programs.  Each weekday in May, tune in for free, live mindfulness sessions at 11 a.m. EDT in addition to the regularly scheduled RendeverLive™ sessions on each Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. EDT. This new programming is being rolled out in conjunction with the official launch of RendeverLive™ on the web, which makes these sessions available on any device.  More detailed information and sign-up instructions are available at

ICAA proposes post-pandemic wellness model for the active aging industry

Nursing Home Ombudsman

Survey of Nursing Home Residents Reveals Deep Emotional Toll of Social Isolation Under Covid-19

New Guidance from the CDC – “When you’ve been fully vaccinated” 3/8/21

New Guidance:  Resident Engagement and Socialization During COVID-19

100 free online courses from top universities

Psychological Burden Associated with COVID-19: Experiences of Healthcare Providers and Organizations Survey

Best Practices for Helping Older Adults Stay Socially Engaged 

Coverage of Monoclonal Antibody Products to treat COVID-19

Guide for Delivering Safe Care to Seniors

The Pandemic Playbook is a collection of insight, wisdom, and best practices for serving older adults during a catastrophic health crisis like the one we’re facing now. This interactive online tool at is filled with a curated set of lessons, links, videos, images, podcasts, and resources from across the field.


The Best Senior Trivia Book: For Groups or Individuals Paperback – October 24, 2020

Resident Voting Requirements from CMS

CMS 9/17/20 Nursing Home Visitation COVID-19 Memorandum  

Medicare PACE FAQs 9-14-2020

LeadingAge Voting Plan Toolkit 2020

The Ultimate Road Trip – National Parks CLICK HERE 

Free unlimited Palliative Music

Remote Retirement Center Entertainment – Click here for more information on Virtual Video Shows

Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program – COVID-19 Public Heath Emergency Tip Sheet 

COVID-19 Guide for Active Seniors

Virtual Visitation Policy 

The 100+ Best Virtual Tours and Field Trips

CMS COVID Visitation Guidelines FAQ 

CMS Nursing Home Reopening Recommendations Frequently Asked Questions

Coro Health – COVID-19 Special Offer

Maximizing Your Programming Time –

5/26/20 Most Recent Guidance from CMS HERE

MemoryCo 30-Day Trial activity directors who do not have access to a credit card, we are setting up accounts with 30-day trials manually. Activity directors without access to a credit card can email us and request access at:

SAMHSA Information – Treatment Assistance

Mental Health and Coping during COVID-19 

Preparing for COVID-19: Long-term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes 

Activity Cart Idea:  The Movie Challenge Games to Lead from Activity Pathways

Movie Challenge – Activity Packet from Activity Pathways

God Cares – Words of Comfort and Encouragement from the Bible FREE Handouts 

Key Takeaways to Safe Resident Engagement:  Resources, Ideas, and Ongoing Support – Eversound

Themed In Room Resident Packets:

Out of this Work Pack      All American Food Packet

Animal Packet     American History Packet



NAAP Live webinars are open for all through July 1, 2020 to assist with certification renewal during the COVID-19 Pandemic  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR WEBINARS

Here is our top 10 list of programming ideas and resources!  (Okay, we have a few more than 10!!! 🙂

  1. For programming ideas, visit
  2. Here is a Sample Care Plan for COVID-19 Restrictions .
  3. Here is a Weekly Schedule SAMPLE for COVID-19 Restrictions
  4. Alzheimer’s Foundation of America provides Coronovirus Prevention Tips for Family Caregivers.
  5. Eversound is opening archives with free interactive programming until April 30.
  6. Hearthside Book Club is offering 8 Free stories.
  7. MEternally is offering free 30 day trial of their reminiscence therapy videos online with a discount after 30 days.  Email directly for more information:
  8. Re-Creative Resources,Inc is offering 40 Free Activity Worksheets.
  9. Collins Learning is offering 25% off CE’s through Collins Learning.
  10. iN2L Free Activity Resources 
  11. Activity Connection is offering resources for small groups, one-on-ones or individual engagement.
  12. Spiro100 is offering free wellness programming for 30 days, including exercises, brain fitness, dementia care engagement and more.
  13. SingFit is a digital therapeutic music program and will waive the set up cost and first month.  Email directly for more information.
  14. Freedom Homeschooling offers free virtual field trips such as Anne Frank House, Buckingham Palace, Farm Tours and more.
  15. The Metropolitan Opera will stream Operas for Free.
  16. Tour the National Parks!
  17. Download free Coloring Books from 113 Museums.
  18. More Virtual Field Trips.
  19. Download books from the NY Public Library for free.
  20. Xtreme Bingo is offering complimentary access to check it out.  Email Mike directly for more information.
  21. Chrome Music Lab is a learning resource that makes music fun:
  22. Coloring Nature has over 675 free printable coloring pages for children and adults.
  23. Joy Sun Bear promotes learning about the world’s diverse cultures through free stories, crafts, recipes, coloring and activity sheets, games and more! Free stories, crafts, recipes, color and activity sheets, games, videos, reading comprehension and creative activities.
  24. American Archive of Public Broadcasting: Discover historic programs of publicly funded radio and television across America. Watch and listen.
  25. Virtual tour of DCA’s Frank Lloyd Wright Hollyhock House, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  26. Online educational resources for families, and an opportunity to explore items from their collection from the National Museum of African American History and Culture 
  27. City of Las Vegas Coloring Book.
  28. 10 Hallway Games Beyond Bingo
  29. 5 Ways to Play Bingo While Social Distancing
  30. How to keep residents engaged during coronavirus restrictions
  31. Rainbow of Questions:  Building Bridges of Connection – Activity Pathways
  32. Everything you Need to Celebrate Passover During Coronavirus
  33. Adaptable Easter egg Hung for Families during COVID-19
  34. Easter and Lent – Catholic Online
  35. Total Brain Health Free COVID-19 Resources 
  36. National Poetry Month:  30 ways to celebrate
  37. Free Virtual Piano Performances
  38. Validation Training Institute – Tips for Caregivers of People Living with Dementia Part III
  39. Validation Training Institute – Tips for Caregivers of People Living with Dementia Part II
  40. Validation Training Institute – Tips for Caregivers of People Living with Dementia Part I
  41. Virtual Concert for Seniors 
  42. Dementia Care at a Distance
  43. Warriors Canine Connection – Puppy Cam 
  44. Our Daily Bread – Daily Devotionals 
  45. Beloved Spiritual Devotionals 
  46. Virtual tours of Europe
  47. The Good News Network 
  48. Dear Abby Daily Column
  49. Activity Cart Idea – Sensory: Calm Down Bottle Intervention
  50. Senior Learning Network – Upcoming Programs 
  51. 1:1 Resident US History In Room Packet
  52. 12 Innovative Physical Distancing Ideas
  53. Ways to Keep Staff Morale Up During Covid-19
  54. Summary of CMS Waived Regulations from the Consumer Voice
  55. Consumer Fact Sheet on COVID-19 from The Consumer Voice
  56. Consumer Voice Newsletter of Staying Engaged
  57. CMS COVID19 Toolkit for State Action
  58. AHCA/NCAL Press Release on the new independent commission for a collaborative approach
  59. Free Printable Puzzles from Corwin Graphics
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