Welcome to NAAP’s new website. Many thanks go to Casey Corwin and Heather Evereth of Corwin Design and Brian Lang of Seniors in Touch for their expertise in helping to design our new website. Over the next few months we will continue to add new features. You will notice the new site has a flipbook format for the quarterly newsletter, a long term care newsfeed from McKnights and Members Only sections. If you find you are unable to access a section, it is probably because you aren’t a NAAP Member. Consider joining NAAP today so you can benefit from the entire website as well as the many other benefits of being a NAAP member.
Consider your new year’s resolution is to become more emotionally intelligent.This type of resolution is so much more attainable than losing 10 lbs, going to the gym religiously, avoiding chocolate at all costs or eating a kale smoothie EVERY SINGLE DAY! You can make a resolution to add to your life, not take away from […]
Wowzitude’s Travel Club connects older adults to live, remote, virtual tour and travel programs. Activity professionals may choose from 50+ destinations and themes. Our guides provide real-time, live-streamed tours and discussions that promote connections and conversations among seniors and their communities. Wowzitude not only live-streams tours around the world, its experienced team conducts interactive, […]
True empathic listening is an achievable goal for all of us, but it is almost impossible to attain this ALL OF THE TIME. There are various reasons why we all struggle from time to time. When we do achieve this momentous achievement, we certainly do deserve a pat on the back; It is so difficult […]
NAAP Contributor, Anthony Vicari, offers his first article in a brand new series, Old Lives Matter. This article deals directly with the subject matter of “Caring” and how the Recreation/Activity Professional is not only the Quality of Live Champion; but, also a necessary team member of the Quality of Care Team in any healthcare setting. […]
Amy Laughlin, NAAP President, Administrator/Activity Professional Be Open & Honest with Communication Have the courage to go to your Administrator and professionally express yourself. Ask for what you need (supplies, additional manpower for a special project, capital expense) – all they can is no! Don’t be afraid to ask for help or advice, or to […]
As the creator of My Activity Resources, I am always searching for new programs that can benefit activity professionals. I was lucky enough to stumble along a fabulous new program by Debi Block. She is a lover of the arts, Hollywood, showtunes and more. Combining her love of entertainment along with senior recreation, she has […]