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  1. Arts and crafts have always been a staple of society. Humans love to create things! In order to cater to this love, companies have been creating crafts supplies for decades now. For today's Activity Corner, we are going to flashback to the most popular arts and crafts supplies from the past. See how many your residents can remember and get your hands on any of them you can for a big arts and crafts flashback party! You likely have many on hand already.
  2. Seated Exercises for Wheelchair Bound Seniors For many wheelchair bound older adults, feelings of depression, loneliness and loss of usefulness can begin to manifest from their decreased mobility and limited social opportunities. Simple tasks of everyday life are no longer within reach and
  3. Facility Programming The original concepts of senior wellness have evolved over the years to incorporate multiple layers and realms of person centered practices that significantly contribute to senior life and wellness. Today’s programs recognize the imp
  4. Dementia Critical Pathway Forms The Department of Health and Human Services - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have published Critical Element Pathways (CEs) that contain guidance to assist the surveyor while investing a specific Care Area to determine whether a facility m
  5. Hello, I'm Dick Healey (retired) email address - dickhealey5463@gmail.com Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdZtE1zeyQtx37D8RJV5e0A I have two Free hour-long entertainment DVDs (musical videos) suitable for entertaining Nursing Home residents. which can be helpful when no live entertainer is available or Nursing Home entertainment funds are in short supply.These two DVDs (musical videos) of 25 singalong songs and 20 "crooner"songs are based on my 25 years of Nursing Home entertaining in the Greater Boston area.from 1991 thru 2016 - including Cla
  6. Internal Validation to Prevent Job Burnout Many of us, admittedly most of us, look for some level of external feedback in the form of recognition to measure the importance of what we do. Feedback from our family, friends, business associates or coworkers helps us to develop a sense of personal and professional contribution. But all too frequently we give away our power to others to rate how successful we are while working to achieve our goals.
  7. Celebrate Capture the Sunset Week Third Full Week in July The third full week in July is Capture the Sunset Week. We all love a great sunset and July is the perfect month to honor them. Invite your residents and co-workers to participate by capturi
  8. Yes, SocialServices, CertifiedOccupationalTherapistAssistans an Occupational Therapist are all acceptable Certifications for Activity Directors in F680 States, most States. Contact APNCC.org at office@apncc.org for details
  9. Our residents no longer have their fathers to celebrate this day with, however they are always together in spirit. Have residents create a special rock with their father's name on it and a picture or drawing that speaks to them. Place the rocks around in a garden to create a Father's Day Garden. A beautiful reminder that will help the residents to feel more connected.
  10. Anyone having info on any Activity Groups send them to the Contact Form or Post them here.. thanks "I'm looking for who to contact (Name, Phone Number, & E-mail Address) for this group in the Estero/Bonita Springs area."
  11. Independence for Alzheimer’s Residents When someone has Alzheimer’s with presenting dementia, their cognitive function continues to decline but they still posses’ abilities. In fact, skilled healthcare professionals know that continuing to do as much as they can do at their current ability
  12. Celebrate Great Outdoor Month and National Trails Day on June 5th (the first Saturday in June)! Gather your residents that are able and willing and get them involved in a light hike. There are trails absolutely everywhere that you may not even know about! Check out the app All Trails and pu
  13. Celebrate Mother's Day on May 9th! Mother's Day is coming up quick! Pass this fun Mother's Day Quiz out to your residents to test their Mother's Day knowledge. Answer sheet included. Click Below for a FREE Mother's Day
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