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  1. Activity Directors Network Online Classroom http://www.activitydirector.org MEPAP classes start the first Tuesday of each month, next class is May 7th Tuesday!! Make sure your staff is State Survey safe. Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Adult Day Health and SNF/SwingBed ActivityDirector.org has consultants from each industry assisting with every class. So no matter what type of facility you manage or work at, we have a consultant to help you navigate the coursework. Download the Enrollment Packet below to begin. Payment plans are available, if you have any questions please c
  2. Wacky Week 11-18 is Nat'l Bible Week - Do some bible trivia, reading, watching "The Bible" on PBS this week. Wacky Days for this week: Plant A Flower Day 12 Jewel Day - 13 I do like this day! You can do a lot with it. Nat'l Potato Chip Day - 14 Residents will be surprised at the variety we have to choose from now! Everything You Think Is Wrong Day - 15 Everything You Do Is Right Day - 16 St. Patrick's Day - 17
  3. Please help us find a fantastic Activity Director! ***We are seeking a full time Activity Director Activity Director – Dementia (Katy, Texas) At Sundance Premier Memory Care, our mission is to glorify God and to provide local communities access to premier memory care services and state-of-the art care facilities which incorporate the newest, most innovative [...] The post Activity Director Full Time Needed – Katy, Texas appeared first on Activity Director Jobs Official Site for Activity Directors Network, llc. View the full article
  4. Please help us find a fantastic Activity Director! ***We are seeking a full time Activity Director Activity Director – Dementia (Katy, Texas) At Sundance Premier Memory Care, our mission is to glorify God and to provide local communities access to premier memory care services and state-of-the art care facilities which incorporate the newest, most innovative [...] The post Activity Director Full Time Needed – Katy, Texas appeared first on Activity Director Jobs Official Site for Activity Directors Network, llc. View the full article
  5. March is National Social Workers Month -- Be sure that you celebrate them sometime during the month! It is also National Nutrition Month -- Have dietary hold a meeting ot attend the resident council meeting to discussion Nutrition (maybe cover diabetic or high blood pressure) how food relates to diseases. A week long event starting March 5 til 11 is National Sleep Awareness hold a discussion with residents on problems of sleeping & maybe things that they could do to get better sleep. (Like being more active, attending activities, exercise etc.) Wacky Days for this week: March 6th is Na
  6. Wacky Day LAST ONE FOR THIS MONTH (Feb 28th) is Floral Design Day: You could pull out all those fake flowers & plants. Collect Pots, vases etc. & let residents design flowers for their room are use in dining room for center pieces on the tables. Another Wacky Day is National Tooth Fairy Day: This could make some fun reminiscing stories. Residents will laugh as they remember the stories.
  7. Feb 27th Inconvenience Yourself Day -- Have residents & staff go that 1 extra step all day long. If you see someone doing this give them a small prize or announce their name over the intercom.
  8. Colleen Moody Full time Activity Director at Parsons House La Porte Assisted Living Community in La Porte, Texas. The post Full Time Activity Director La Porte Texas appeared first on Activity Director Jobs Official Site for Activity Directors Network, llc. View the full article
  9. Wacky Day for Feb 26th National Personal Chef's Day -- I bet a lot of your resident's felt this way at some point in their life. Great conservation topic.
  10. Your name Colleen Moody Member ID (optional): Email address cmoody@parsonshouselaporte.com Your comments I am looking for a full time Activity Director at Parsons House La Porte Assisted Living Community in La Porte, Texas. If you know anyone please pass along my email information. Thank you for your assistance. Please email Collen for all inquires.
  11. Remember the care plan & residents rights. Residents are asked when they prefer to take their showers & what activities they prefer to attend. It is their right to attend the activity w/o interference. State can get you on both of these if they want to. Usually they tag the department that is breaking the regulation. Once the nurses learned about this you can see where they redo their schedule on res. showers, taking to restroom, taking meds. Therapy also had to start working with activities & the res. They need to remember that residents look forward all day for their favorite a
  12. Drink up! It’s National Margarita Day Feb 22nd The number-one-selling cocktail in the U.S. has its own special day, and here are some outstanding recipes to celebrate with. The original Cointreau margar
  13. Activity Director and Activity Assistant required for Assisted Living Community in Las Vegas Nevada. Experience with Seniors required, and looking for experience also with memory care residents. Please contact June Ann Tye 3890 North Buffalo Drive Las Vegas NV 89129 The post Activity Director and Assistant Needed Las Vegas appeared first on Activity Director Jobs Official Site for Activity Directors Network, llc. View the full article
  14. Another thing you can do place the info on a website. If your facility has one. That way family members can also look at the website & see what activities are going on.
  15. Hi I blow my calendar on the Xerox machine . I make them 11x7 & this is what get placed in the residents room. The as your hanging them up highlight the activities that the resident wants to attend as a reminder. You can also take the calendars to some place like Kinko's have them blow it up to poster size. Hang this up in a central location,
  16. Wacky Day for Feb. 19th: Chocolate Mint Day You could buy some York Peppermint Patties, Andre's Mints or make some shakes. There is a movie called "Chocolate" that you could play while eating.
  17. Looking to fill a position for an activities director in Northern NJ. Please let me know if you know anyone that would be interested. Thank you, Hadassah Wilhelm Community Relations Sunshine Adult Day Care Center 201-387-8500 (O) 201-600-4547 © hwilhelm@sunshineadhcc.com The post Activity Director Needed New Jersey appeared first on Activity Director Jobs Official Site for Activity Directors Network, llc. View the full article
  18. I can imagine that many residents could use this. Easy activity & fun. Be sure to write residents name on bottom of case.
  19. Feb. 13th: Get A Different Name Day -- Get some blank name tags (Hello my name is blank) & go around to every resident and ask them what name would they like to go by today. Fill in name tag & put onto resident. Everyone must call them by that name all day. At the end of the day gather residents in activity room & discuss how they liked their new name etc..
  20. A quick & easy Valentine's: A quick Valentine's Day ideal: Get a plastic shovel (like 1 a child would use to dig sand/dirt) place candy on shovel scoop. Wrap the shovel & candy in clear cellophane & tie a ribbon to the shovel's handle to secure cellophane.Place on the ribbon a tag saying "I dig you". Image detail for -cute valentine i dig you repinned from party stuff by shannon searle
  21. Wacky Day Feb 12th: Pancake Day - A great way to do this activity is to make pancakes that are different colors. Use food coloring. Divide the batter into separate bowls (how ever many colors you are going to use, a minimum of 3 colors for best look) & then a few drops of food coloring. Cook & stack them on a plate alternating the colors.
  22. Hi there is a complete set of off-hour and interdisciplinary charting activity tracking forms included in the activitydirector.org CE course F248-249 New Guidelines and also if your a member of activitydirector.com there is a set of forms there also.. the forms are simple logs to track activity in the facility . Your inservice should attempt to bring the entire facility together residents and staff in an attempt to make sure everyone is respectful and mindful of each persons life, their wants their needs .. their story. the forms are place on the inside of a closet doors for staff or voluntee
  23. I was emailed this. It was very interesting to read. When you get to the section Your Obligation -- it makes you stop & think. If you like the story maybe print it out & take it to work with you & share with the Care Plan Team. http://www.caringfor...e72f74a9e5.html Have a good weekend Pennie
  24. Wacky Day for Feb 8th: Boy Scout Anniversary - Have a troop or 2 come to the facility & do some work to earn a badge. Opera Day -- Watch a DVD or play a CD that has Opera & afterwards have a discussion about it. Just a heads up Feb 11-17 is Random Acts of Kindness Week. This could make a great week long celebration.
  25. Feb 6th is Digital Learning Day. Set up a computer & work with residents in small groups. Show them things they can use or do with a computer. Bring up Pinterest, twitter etc. Then show them how emails work. Maybe make another activity next day showing them phones.
 
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