Wacky Day for April 25th Remember Your First Kiss Day -- What a great way to to reminisce with your residents. Have snacks on hand & allow extra time for this activity as it might last a few hours.
April 24th Wacky Day ---- National Pigs-In-A-Blanket Day -- Pigs in a blanket are a type of food which is also known as pigs in blankets, devils on horsebacks, kilted sausages and wiener winks. They are different sausage-based foods but not sausage rolls.
In the United Kingdom, pigs in blankets are small sausages, or chipolatas wrapped up in bacon. In America, pigs in a blanket often refers to hot dogs, Vienna sausages, or breakfast sausages wrapped in biscuit dough, croissant dough or a pancake and then baked.
To celebrate this day you simply have to cook and eat â€˜pigs in a blanketâ€™.
JOB OPENING - RECREATION DIRECTOR (NJ)
LTC/Sub-Acute Nursing Home in Jersey City (Hudson County), NJ is looking for a new
Director for its Therapeutic Recreation Program.
Director of Therapeutic Recreation - Full Time
M-F 8:30-4:30pm (req. 1 late night per month and approx. 2 weekends per year)
â€¢ Reports to Administrator.
â€¢ Responsible for management and scheduling of all Recreation staff and volunteers,
including evaluations and training.
â€¢ Attend Interdisciplinary, Department, Administrative and Quality Council meetings
Visit activitydirectornews.com to read the ADNetwork May News!
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MEPAP Online Training Q & A
What exactly is the MEPAP and why do you need to know about it?
MEPAP stands for Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals. The MEPAP program is specifically designed to assist Activity Directors in meeting the federal requirements.
What are the federal requirements?
Cookie Dough Truffles ..get the recipe
May 2nd is Nat'l Truffles Day!
April 20th Wacky Day is Cocko Day. -- I bet most of your residents had or have a cocko clock. Alot of these are passed down from generation to generation. Make a time for residents to share their memories with everyone.
Have their kids write special cards or list of things about their mom's that make them special. Then you can read them aloud.Or have residents discuss their mother's & what made them so special. Share pictures. Just a couple of things off top of my head---
Wacky Day for April 19th is Freash Celery Day. When you buy fresh celery remove the plastic and wrapped the celery, intact, in aluminum foil and then kept it in the crisper in the bottom of the fridge. don't wash it first, just pulled off stalks as needed & washed them then. Keeps the celery nice & crisp & fresh for quite some time.
Wacky Day for April 14th: Fortune Cookie Day. Rumors that fortune cookies were invented in China are seen as false. In 1989, fortune cookies were reportedly imported into Hong Kong and sold as "genuine American fortune cookies".Wonton Food attempted to expand its fortune cookie business into China in 1992, but gave up after fortune cookies were considered "too American".
Wacky Day for April 13th: National Peach Cobbler Day
Here is a simple recipe.
Quick and Easy Peach Cobbler
1 C self-rising flour (If you use all purpose flour add 2 tsp baking powder)
1 c white sugar
¼ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp cinnamon
1 c milk
2 (16 ounce) cans sliced peaches in heavy syrup
½ c butter
Melt butter or margarine in 9x13 inch pan
Mix together the flour, nutmeg, cinnamon & sugar. Then add milk to flour mixture. Pour mixture into the pan. Spread peaches including syrup, evenly around the pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes, until the crust turns go
Part-time activity director needed for 20-bed Alzheimer's community. Hours 9am to 4:30pm. Experience preferred but will train if needed. Please contact by phone or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Life Guidance Program Director
11424 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77082
Instead of a Wacky Day I thought I would post the Wacky Week: Starting today (April 9th) the Wacky Week is National Networking Week. Be sure to Activitydirector.net for your networking website. Also check with other AD's in your area & see if they know of a mothly meeting in your area held for AD's. If not maybe you could began a meeting in your area.
Gift Certificates were always good.. but the best was if you I could convince the admin for a day off with pay....
Wacky Day for April 3rd is Appreciation Day -- You can print out a certificate(s) for staff and also print some out for residents. Hold a small party in the afternoon (about the change of shift time) & present the certificates to everyone. Be sure to serve punch & cake or cookies to everyone.
March 28th Wacky Day is: Something On A Stick Day -- You can do so many things with this day. You can do food, pin wheels, flag, popsicles, puppets, signs etc. You choose the activity!
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Activity Director job opening at Grace Care Center of Cypress,
Houston, Texas 77095
We are seeking a certified AD.
Contact Donna Martin at
The Who, What, Where, When & Why Pretty good reading Check it out:
A.J.Maas Email: email@example.com
Looking for activity position i n Dallas/Ft. Worth area
Garland, Texas 75041
Expertise and Achievements:
I have worked in many areas of long term care such as housekeeping,
laundry, dietary, resident care, and maintance. I received my
certification in activities and looking forward to establishing a career
in the field of long term care. I have grown up with a mother that has
been a Director of Nursing in LTC for many years with prefect surveys
thus have a knowledge base that many do not have the luxury of
Full-Time Activity Director
Optimum Personal Care, Inc.
2021 FM 1092
Missouri City, Texas 77459
Total Census: 40 Residents. Small Type B Personal Care Home
Contact: Bobby English, Director
HIPAA for Activity Directors
By Chris Loga - (copyright)
In the past year and half, one of the scariest words for activity directors has been HIPAA! Throughout my travels, I have seen many of my colleagues shudder at the thought of a new set of rules and regulations.
The good news is that HIPAA is not as scary as it has been made out to be. I have written this article specifically for activity directors and activity personnel. Since most of us are the makers of calendars, newsletters, banners, bulletin boards, etc., we need to know about the HIPAA policies.
[b]Activity Department Program Design & Evaluation[/b]
By Karen Connelly, TRS/TXC
Activity Department Program Design & Evaluation
from the book - "[url="http://www.activitydirector.net/shop/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=128"][b]Activity Department Guide for Assisted Living Facilities[/b][/url]" by Karen Connelly, TRS/TXC
Questions to consider about an Activity program. Asking the right questions during a Job Interview or providing information about your current program, the list below will help you prepare. Learning what to evaluate about
APPROACHES, ACTIVITIES AND INTERVENTIONS
IN RESPONSE TO BEHAVIORS OF PEOPLE WITH ALZHEIMERS AND SENILE DEMENTIA Carly Hellen, Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center
Research the presence of antecedent to the behavior; what was happening prior to the onset of the behavior
Look for environmental elements that cause do contribute to the behaviors; surroundings, noise, activity, people, etc..
Try to determine the reason for the behavior, if possible
Have all staff responded the same manner when addressing behaviors
Share in successful approaches, activities, intervent
[b]A Fundraiser Story[/b]
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A way to conduct a fundraiser for the Activities Department in the facility with the help of the employees and staff.
A good time of the year for this fundraiser is spring. Place an Ad in your local paper, in your newsletter, call all of the churches in your area and anyone else that you can think of to tell them about your up coming Craft Show.
Contact crafters in your area, pass out flyers at local craft shows to inform the vendors of your upcoming Craft Sho
Reflecting Residents' Spiritual Needs in Care Plans By : Sue Schoenbeck, R.N., Michael Rock, Jill Cullen, Carol Gabor
Far less is known about the human spirit than is known about the body and the mind. But issues of the spirit are important when caring for the elderly in long term care environments, as well as preparing residents, families, and staff for the death of a resident.
Therefore, it is judicious for the caregiving team to gather information about spiritual as well as physiological, mental, and psychosocial needs. Ingleside Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Mount Horeb,
[b]How to Conduct an Activity Dept. Job Interview[/b]
By Pennie Bacon
Activity Directors Network
Your Clerical portion of the interview should ask questions that, tell you whether the person has the skills to do the job.
Read over their resume.. look at their qualifications, and ask questions that verify their skill as they relate to your facilities job opening and its requirements.
When you interview candidates for a job opening, you need to ask questions to be sure they can do the job, but it is even more important to ask questions to make sure they can handle stress
This is a Simple activity participation form to share with other facility employees to report Activity Participation "after hours" or in-room. From listening to a tape or radio on a Sunday to having a late night dominoes game in the hall. Leave a few copies in the room, or with the nurses station and perhaps a folder on the back of the residents closet door. File imported by an administrator