NAAP Webinars

NAAP provides LIVE and PAST webinars that you can receive CEU credit for.  Here is a menu of choices to help you achieve your learning goals:

  1. Our Current Webinar
  2. Instructions for Registration
  3. Non-NAAP Members instructions to receive CEUs
  4. Complete the eLearning form to apply for CEUs

Also, all Webinars will be available on-demand for all NAAP members.  You can view past education sessions directly from our website by accessing the “eLearning” area.  

1. April Webinars:

Monday, April 6, 2020 1pm ET, 12pm CT, 11am MT, 10am PT.

Topic:  On the Horizon:  Co-Occuring Populations

Speakers:  Nancy Richards, Activity Pathways CEO, ADC/EDU/MC, CDP, MEPAP Instructor & Theresa Thorland MS, MA, CTRS, ACC/EDU


This speaking team returns to present a follow up session on this critical issue challenging the long- term care arena. Building on the base knowledge of Mental Health and Substance Abuse discussed in Part I this session, will dig deeper into: the structure and purpose of the Diagnostical Statistical Manual (DSM), strategies for understanding complex client cases, identify Critical Element Pathways for regulatory compliance, provides tips to strengthen positive communication between residents, peers and staff and locate resources for non-pharmacological person centered approaches



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Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1pm ET, 12pm CT, 11am MT, 10am PT.

Topic: Science for Seniors:  Space and Food

Speaker:  Gloria Hoffner BA, ADC, AC-BC, CDP

Science for Seniors is a hands on program I created in 2007 which is now in use throughout the US and in 7 countries. This session will explain the proven brain benefits of educational activities, how to select a topic, gather materials and conduct an interactive one-hour program.  I will give a complete program of experiments and trivia ready to use on the topic of Space. This will demonstrate experiments with everyday materials from flour to vinegar to show to residents how the surface of the moon formed, how lack of gravity impacts bones in space, and perhaps how the world will end.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020 2pm ET, 1pm CT, 12pm MT, 11am PT.

Topic:  Bullies in Older Adult Care Setting:  A Rising Concern 

Speakers: Theresa Thorland MS, MA, CTRS, ACC/EDU & Alisa Tagg BA, ACC/EDU, CDP, CADDCT, CDCS


Bullying in older adult care settings across the nation has become a concern for all care givers. It is more common then we may expect and even the most critical eye may miss this behavior. We must always ask ourselves: Is this behavior related to the Dementia disease process? Is it just this person’s personality? Am I being too sensitive?  How can care givers and leadership teams educate and empower themselves to recognize bullying? How can care givers and leadership teams intervene while protecting the rights of all older adults and maintain dignity and safety? Come to this session to learn how to address bullying in a confident and effective manner.



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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1pm ET, 12pm CT, 11am MT, 10am PT.

Topic:  The State of Resident Engagement

Speaker:  Charles de Vilmorin CEO LinkedSenior 

New strategies for optimizing resident engagement present exciting opportunities for senior care providers to engage each of their residents in a meaningful way each day beyond the standard 3 B’s: Bingo, Bible & Birthday. A national Linked Senior survey of more than 300 activity directors uncovered that more than half of survey participants indicated that documentation is the most challenging part of their work and frequently prevents them from spending time getting to know residents and engaging them in a meaningful way. Coming from various care settings and levels of expertise, the aggregate data offers a unique understanding on where the challenges and opportunities stand. This presentation will explore how many providers, caregivers, residents and family members are partnering to enhance resident engagement no matter a person’s current interests or ability. Whether you are a front-line caregiver, a manager or someone overseeing resident engagement at a corporate level, this session will provide you with exclusive insights and access to actionable data.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1pm ET, 12pm CT, 11am MT, 10am PT.

Topic:  Chair Chi: Seated Tai Chi for the Movement Impaired Populations

Speaker:  Pat Griffith Founder Chair Chi

Chair Chi is a gentle exercise program developed by Pat Griffith to help people receive the benefits of traditional Tai Chi Chuan in the comfort and safety of their chair. This allows people who cannot stand or do not feel confident with their balance, to participate.  Pat Griffith will go over a complete mind/body experience to take back with you to you community. Weather you work with Independent, Assisted, Skilled Nursing or Memory Care this program can be adapted for all levels of senior living.

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Thursday, April 30, 2020 1pm ET, 12pm CT, 11am MT, 10am PT.

Topic:  Leading An Exercise Class Made Easy

Speaker:  Jessica Sappington  BS Therapeutic Recreation, Certified Chair Chi Instructor, CARES Certified

This program empowers the activity professional to lead four different types of exercise classes without memorizing routines, and providing a new workout every day for their residents. Techniques are taught to help residents of all ability levels be able to exercise and see improvement in their strength, flexibility, balance, reaction time, and even emotional and social health. Even activity professionals with no prior exercise experience can take the principles learned in this class and lead an exercise class confidently tomorrow!

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Upcoming Webinars

May 12, 2020 – Play Matters

May 26, 2020 – La Familia Senior Care Psychosocial Needs


2. Instructions for Registration

Here are some general instructions for NAAP Webinars: These sessions generally take place as follows:  Webinars on the second and third Tuesday of the month at 1 pm ET, 12noon CT, 11 am MT, 10 am 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.  Please be sure to include your signature by using your mouse to write your name. Once you have hit “Submit”, scroll down on this page to confirm that your form submitted.  If there are uncompleted areas or problems, it will not submit but will require you to fix the issue.   We suggest you print this off for your records until you receive your CE certificate.

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  A reminder that CEs are only given to current NAAP Members or Non-NAAP members whose payment has been made.

3. Non-NAAP Members instructions to receive CEUs

If you are not a NAAP member and would like to watch the NAAP LIVE webinar  you will need to

    1. At least 48 hours before you will need to
    2. Make payment via CEU pre-registration for Non-NAAP Members form.
    3. Register for the desired webinar (see link following the webinar descriptions above)
    4. Then you will receive your access link to the webinar in your email.  

Can I get a certificate if I am NOT a NAAP member?   Yes!  You can after you complete a webinar complete the eLearning form below.  Please note:  ALL eLearning sessions and certificates are FREE to NAAP members.  This payment is only for NON-NAAP members!  

4. Complete the eLearning form to apply for CEUs

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