The National Association of Activity Professionals is pleased to announce our Mid-Year Open Board meeting will be held on Monday, November 16th at 6:00 PM EST. We are even more excited to announce that this meeting will be open to all members and available via GoTo Meeting (the service we use for our education sessions) In order to attend, you will need to register with the office via email at email@example.com to receive a special link and code for participating in this meeting. This meeting will last approximately one hour in length. We look forward to your attendance.
The Eden Alternative developed what are called the seven Domains of Well-being®. If you want to learn them, Eden has a white paper at www.edenalt.org. Another highly recommended way to learn about them is Dr. Allen Power’s book Dementia beyond Disease: Enhancing Wellbeing. Each chapter is dedicated to each of the seven domains. First off, […]
There are small losses we experience almost daily and there are big losses that become a once in a lifetime, defining moment, altering who we are and who we become.We lose our keys, our our favorite sock, a pair of shorts that we loved last summer. Then there are losses that rank higher on the […]
Connectedness is one of the seven Eden Alternative Domains of Well-being®. Eden offers a free white paper explaining them as well as Wellbeing Surveys designed for Elder, Family and Employee Care Partners at www.edenalt.org. Dr. Allen Power’s book Dementia beyond Disease: Enhancing Wellbeing, is also a resource dedicated to each of the seven domains. Connectedness […]
In the next few months I am going to be publishing a series I would like to refer to as: The Fight for Survival. Each month is going to cover a distinct primitive instinct that remains within us as we age and explain some of the otherwise unexplainable. As Activity Professionals you are continually faced […]
In 1998 I was introduced to the National Association of Activity Professionals when I attended an annual conference in San Diego, CA. I had worked in activities since 1985 at this point in my career. I was very lucky to work with an organization that supported quality of life and encouraged continuing education opportunities for […]
Spontaneity is a practice of the culture change movement. It predominately comes from the Eden Alternative®, an excellent model of changed culture that follows ten principles. I highly recommend nursing and assisted living homes to become a registered Eden Alternative® home as it then propels your community into changing culture. It gives you guidance, support […]