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I would love to know who is out there and where they are from and what they do! I think it would be to be able to put a name with some info maybe even a picture!

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Hi, I am new to this site and to this career. I am Chrissy from Columbus, Ohio. I work in a 120 bed facility, which is corporate owned. I was a STNA for 11 years, then I got hurt at the facility and have been on light duty for 2 years as an activity assistant. I recently learned I may not be able to return to STNA work. So I am tring to become an activity director just in case. I know all the paper work and all that I ran the department until they found an AD. However, 70% of my residents are vent, and bed bound. All I hear from all the staff is no one gets enough activities, there is only the AD and Myself in the department, we get 200 dollars a month for all supplies. I have tried all kinds of stuff to raise money. We need a big screen tv in our dayroom, I have tried to get an extra room for a game room we have alot of younger residents now. Corporate and Administration say it's not in the budget. In need of help/ideas, I feel like I am failing my residents!

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Hi -- my name is Valerie and I am an AD at a 200 room community. About 75% of our community is Independent & the remaining 25% is Assisted Living. The community where I work is located in the north suburban Chicago area. I have been working as an AD for about a year now & I love my job. Hate the paperwork & the budget parameters, just want to play all day with my seniors! How many of you AD's out there have your CDL? Do you ever have special outings for your AL residents?

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We have a 14 passenger bus, so we do not need a CDL. I have to orient any person who wishes to be a driver for us. We go out on the bus 2x/week during summer months (here in Minnesota, it's no fun to be out in the winter). 90% of our bus trips are just rides, getting out to see what's going on in the area. (Usually 45 minutes to an hour long ride.) We have many small communities w/in 15 miles of our facility, so we may travel to the local town just to say we went there. We sometimes stop & pick up Dilly Bars at the DQ. We usually don't get off the bus, as it is a lot of work for all involved to load/unload. BUT - we take a shopping trip to a nearby Wal Mart or mall about 1x/ month. We also have a casino in our community, so we go out there for a couple of hours, they also offer a cheap breakfast that we've been getting out there for. The problem is, more & more of my residents are too fragile to be out at the casino or shopping. Up until about a year ago, I had to turn residents away from a trip, cuz we were full, but now, I have to beg & plead to get 8 or 9 residents to go, even for a ride. We do have the capablilities to hold 4 wheelchairs, but again, it's getting to be such a challenge to get residents to go. 2 weeks ago, we post-poned a trip d/t lack of interest. I only had 2 residents that wanted to go! I need to have more than that to go out, especially w/ gas prices the way they are! Those that go, though really enjoy it!

Stacie O.

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Guest Tricia

Hello All,

My name is Tricia. I am a ADC,& CTRS from Philadelphia, PA. I am the TR director(10 years) at a 396 bed inner city nursing home. I am looking forward to sharing ideas with you all.

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Guest Tinki

Hello Tricia,

 

Welcome, I am also a TRS where did you get your degree from? I got mine from Southwest Texas State.

 

Karen

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Guest Guest_JudyLee

Hello to all out there!

 

I am new to this, so bear with me. I have worked in the field of healthcare for the past 8 years. I am a Texas Certified Nurse Assistant and have also taken the Basic Activity Director's Training Course. I have worked as an Activity Director for several Assisted Living facilities and am considering taking the Advanced Activity Training Program to become fully certified. For approximately 4 yrs., I took on a private duty assignment as a nurse assistant. Due to my patient's passing, I am presently looking for a position as Activity Director or Activity Assistant. I would like to meet others in the field to help me get back in the network for job opportunities, fresh ideas, and relating experiences.

 

I live in the Clear Lake area south of Houston, TX. Any information regarding CEU's or possible job openings would be greatly appreciated. I am anxious to meet new people in the field and become a part of the Activity Professional Network.

 

Thank you & look forward to hearing from someone!

 

JudyLee

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My name is Heather and I live in Florida. I work in a 120 bed skilled nursing and long-term care facility. I started out as a CNA then I became an activity assistant and now I have been working as an activity director for over a year.

I have a great budget compared to most places but don't get paid enough like most places.

I only have one assistant who works full time but not full time for the activity department because she has to be a CNA and feeds in the dining room 2 hours a day.

Of course I wish I had more money (budget and wage) and more help but we do everything we can with what we have. Plus I work with what is overall a great team...our family dinners/parties are huge and so much fun for the families and residents.

 

Because I don't get paid great I work part-time for a Hallmark store. I just received my bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration last year and got no increase in pay from the nursing home...but now I am paying back student loans. There is so much that I wouldn't change about my situation...but the things I would change grate on me tremendously...for example not enough staffing, poor wages, and although we do a great job, the residents still suffer in my opinion. Plus, my lack of sleep during the week ruins my days off because I sleep in. We all have to love our jobs in some way to stick with it. Paperwork is important but I wish we didn't have so much.

I live several hundreds of miles away from my family so my boyfriend, pets, and residents are my family on a daily basis. I am so thankful to have such an understanding man, and a team of coworkers who really care about the residents.

Best of luck to everyone, I look forward to reading your ideas and implementing the ones that work for my residents. Heather D.

Always remember it's about the residents!!!!

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hi all!

my name is Melanie and I'm an AD in a 34 bed ALF. I stumbled upon this job wehen i was taking a break from getting my theatre degree. I love it and look forward to making it a career. I'm moving to the Dallas are at the end of this year and would love to find a job similar to this on. I want to get my certification once i am settled in Texas. If anyone has any leads on a future texas job please let me know. I'ma very passionate person and realte well to my residents. I was raised an only child/grandchild/great-grandchild so I was around older people all of my childhood. i look forward to making some AD friends here!

 

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Hi,

I am a TRS in Southeast Florida. I got my degree in New York. I am an AD at an alzheimer's day center. I love what I am doing. We have 45 clients and I supervise

8 program assitants.

Barbara

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HI. My name is Melissa and I am an Activity Director of a 140bed longterm care home in Southeast Denver, Colorado. I am a board certified music therapist.

 

Currently we have a census of around 90. 40% of our population is young residents (<60) with mental illness and psch. diagnosis . I am working to get these residents set up with lots of volunteer job opporotunities. We also have around 10% Hospice, 5% rehab and 35% longterm.

 

As far as my typical activity calendar goes, I offer about 4-5 activities per day. We go on 1 outing per week, and usually have about 1 entertainer per week. I have 1 full time assistant, and 1 part time assistant that works weekends. I would love to have 1 more part time assistant to help cover some evenings.

 

I need more ways to get families involved!! We offer monthly summer BBQs and Family Council meetings 1x/month, but still VERY little family involvement. How can I get more families to come visit their loved ones and participate in activities together? ie... the last family council meeting we only had 2 family members show up... OUT OF 90 some residents!

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copy and paste this questionnaire so we can get to know each other better and have fun! Karen

 

What is your name? Karen Connelly

 

What is your occupation? TR Specialist, Day Care Provider, AD Teacher, Author

 

•What are you listening to right now? Baby Einstein

 

• What was the last thing you ate? Fatty McDonalds

 

•Do you wish on stars? Sometimes

 

•If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Red

 

•How is the weather right now? Rainy and Gross

 

•Last person you spoke to on the phone? My Mom

 

•How old are you today? 29 and holding

 

•Favorite drink? Non-alcohol: Pepsi & Water Alcohol: Bud Light

 

•Favorite sport(s) to watch? Any – if I know someone on the team

 

•Have you ever dyed your hair? Yes all the time – Blonde/Red/Brown – next time I want all of those at once

 

•Do you wear contacts or glasses? Perfect eyesight – I’m hard of hearing instead

 

•Pets? 2 dogs

 

•Favorite month? March

 

•Favorite food? Fajitas

 

•What was the last movie you watched? Baby Einstein – right now Fraggle Rock- earlier, White Noise – that was scary

 

•Favorite day of the year? Christmas and Thanksgiving

 

•Fall or Spring? Both when it’s cold

 

•When was the last time you cried? I don’t know

 

•What did you do last night? Ate steak at my Mom’s, watched Big Brother- and worked on a new project.

 

•What inspires you? A little of everyone

 

•What are you afraid of? Roaches & Spiders

 

•Favorite car? Something easy Honda Accord or daily travel – Jeep Wrangler for Fun

 

•Favorite dog breed? Golden’s

 

•How many years at your current job? 2

 

•How many states have you lived in? 3 – Florida, Kansas then by 3 years old I got to Texas

 

•How many cities/towns have you lived in? 3 Panama City, Kansas City, Kingwood, San Marcos, Nacogdoches, Sugar Land, Houston

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What is your name? Melanie Sheets

 

What is your occupation? AD at an assisted living facility, Actress locally

 

•What are you listening to right now? Rascal flatts

 

• What was the last thing you ate? Subway and that apple walnut salad from McDonalds

 

•Do you wish on stars? usually

 

•If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Red

 

•How is the weather right now? hot for Colorado

 

•Last person you spoke to on the phone? My boss to tell her she had a call on another line

 

•How old are you today? 20, 21 the 26th of July!

 

•Favorite drink? Non-alcohol: Iced tea & Water Alcohol: on the 26th i'll like pina coladas <grin>

 

•Favorite sport(s) to watch? Any – Dallas Mavericks basketball (that's my boyfriends fault)

 

•Have you ever dyed your hair? PLenty of times for shows. Now it's half natural brunette half blond for fun.

 

•Do you wear contacts or glasses? Contacts.

 

•Pets? 2 dogs

 

•Favorite month? July

 

•Favorite food? Hibachi style Japenese food

 

•What was the last movie you watched? The Crow, weird but cool

 

•Favorite day of the year? Christmas and 4th of July

 

•Fall or Spring? Spring

 

•When was the last time you cried? I generally cry once a month <grin> (The ladies know what i'm talking about!)

 

•What did you do last night? Ate supper with my father and boyfriend the sat and listened to them both play the guitar

 

•What inspires you? A little taste of success and an "attagirl"!

 

•What are you afraid of? i know this is really weird but weeds

 

•Favorite car? if i could afford it, a Jag! Ha, anything that runs with AC in it for now though.

 

•Favorite dog breed? Beagles!!!

 

•How many years at your current job? 6 months

 

•How many states have you lived in? 1 Colorado

 

•How many cities/towns have you lived in? 1 Loveland. I moved across town when I was 8. Does that count for anything?

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What is your name? Barbara

 

What is your occupation? TR Specialist, Special education teacher•What are you listening to right now? the sound of a fan blowing

 

• What was the last thing you ate? Chicken

 

•Do you wish on stars? always

 

•If you were a crayon, what color would you be? purple

 

•How is the weather right now? hot and humid

 

•Last person you spoke to on the phone? My Mom

 

•How old are you today? 48

 

•Favorite drink? Non-alcohol: 7 up & Water

 

•Favorite sport(s) to watch? tennis swimming

 

•Have you ever dyed your hair? Yes ,children and work make me gray

 

•Do you wear contacts or glasses? no

 

•Pets? 2 cats,1 hamster and a rabbit

 

•Favorite month? October because it finally cools off in Florida and hurricane season is over!

 

•Favorite food? Spaghett

•What was the last movie you watched? Charlie and the chocolate factory

 

•Favorite day of the year? Don't have one

 

•Fall or Spring Fall. I remember it well

 

•When was the last time you cried? When I watched a movie and the character died

 

•What did you do last night? Watched a soap opera and went to bed

•What inspires you? People who overcome obstacles

 

•What are you afraid of? Big bugs

 

•Favorite car? Porshe

 

•Favorite dog breed? poodles

 

•How many years at your current job? 2

 

•How many states have you lived in? – Florida, New York

 

•How many cities/towns have you lived in? 3, Bronx NY ,Ossining NY and Boynton Beach FL

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Hi,

Karen it looks like everyone enjoys filling out the questioneer out. It is a good way to talk about ones-self and to learn about others. I think if you took this and changed a few of the questions it would work great on new res. even with some of their family members. So much better than some of the interview forms I have seen &/or used.

 

What is your name? Pennie

 

What is your occupation? AD, Consultant/Advisor, Web-Designer/Builder, Occ. Instructor, Working on some new ideals related to this field at this time.

 

What are you listening to right now? Hunt For Red October

 

What was the last thing you ate? Carrot Cake

 

Do you wish on stars? sometimes, always on shooting ones

 

If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Varies, blue, yellow, pink

 

How is the weather right now? Nasty rainy & muddy

 

Last person you spoke to on the phone? My Cousin

 

How old are you today? 48

 

Favorite drink? Non-alcohol: Coke, is there anything else?

 

Favorite sport(s) to watch? I don't give me Lifetime or WE

 

Have you ever dyed your hair? I don't remember my natural color ;)

 

Do you wear contacts or glasses? As soon as I hit the big 40!

 

Pets? 5 dogs, 2 cats and unwanted gators and snakes

 

Favorite month? May or nice 70 degree weather months

 

Favorite food? Hamburgers, of course chocolate once a month!

 

What was the last movie you watched? Ice Princess

 

Favorite day of the year? Any that get my family together, usually the summer ones so that we can go out on the boat.

 

When was the last time you cried? July 7 right before I went to the ER

 

What did you do last night? Watched Ice Princess

 

What inspires you? My kids and all of you

 

What are you afraid of? Snakes and death of a loved one

 

Favorite car? Trucks

 

Favorite dog breed? Blood Hounds

 

How many years at your current job? Lost count

 

How many states have you lived in? – 1, Texas

 

How many cities/towns have you lived in? 4, Lubbock, Houston, Cleburne & Livingston. So boring, huh.

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What is your name? ErinE

 

What is your occupation? Therapeutic Recreation Director, Consultant, Farm wife

 

•What are you listening to right now? Country, need you ask??

 

• What was the last thing you ate? English muffin with peanut butter and honey

 

•Do you wish on stars? Yes and always shooting stars

 

•If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Purple

 

•How is the weather right now? Rainy, hot, humid

 

•Last person you spoke to on the phone? Receptionist at a business

 

•How old are you today? 43

 

•Favorite drink? Non-alcohol: Diet Pepsi, cappucino & Water Alcohol: anything sweet

 

•Favorite sport(s) to watch? College basketball, pro baseball and football

 

•Have you ever dyed your hair? Just foiled it

 

•Do you wear contacts or glasses? No, but probably should ;)

 

•Pets? 1 dog

 

•Favorite month? All, gotta enjoy the moment!!

 

•Favorite food? Italian and Mexican

 

•What was the last movie you watched? Can't remember, it's been awhile

 

•Favorite day of the year? See answer for favorite month!!

 

•Fall or Spring? Both

 

•When was the last time you cried? I don’t know

 

•What did you do last night? Tried to stay cool and odds and ends around the house

 

•What inspires you? Knowing I've done my job the best that I could today

 

•What are you afraid of? SNAKES!

 

•Favorite car? IF I could afford one--hummer. Since I can't--mini SUVs and it has to be a 5-speed. Right now I drive a RAV4 and love it

 

•Favorite dog breed? English Setters and Pomeranians

 

•How many years at your current job? 5+

 

•How many states have you lived in? 2 – Iowa and Nebraska

 

•How many cities/towns have you lived in? 4

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What is your name? Janice Major

 

What is your occupation? Activity Director in LTC/SNF.

 

•What are you listening to right now? Country, I am not from Texas but I am still a BIG FAN!!!

 

• What was the last thing you ate? Cinnamon raisin toast and orange juice.

 

•Do you wish on stars? Shooting stars and always at 11:11!

 

•If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Green

 

•How is the weather right now? Sunny, humid and going to be REALLY hot!

 

•Last person you spoke to on the phone? My boyfriend Gene.

 

•How old are you today? 23

 

•Favorite drink? Non-alcohol: Coke!! Alcohol: "girly" drinks

 

•Favorite sport(s) to watch? E.A.G.L.E.S.-eagles! Football all the way!!!!

 

•Have you ever dyed your hair? Yup and now I am trying to grow it out which is taking FOREVER!

 

•Do you wear contacts or glasses? Nope! ;)

 

•Pets? 1 dog

 

•Favorite month? June, July, August...Beach time!!!

 

•Favorite food? Too many to have ONE favorite.

 

•What was the last movie you watched? Conspiracy Theory, oldie but a goodie.

 

•Favorite day of the year? Saturday, haha!

 

•Fall or Spring? Spring

 

•When was the last time you cried? Saturday July 9th

 

•What did you do last night? Went to a yoth group pool party, hug out with my boyfriend and his family and played tetris.

 

•What inspires you? Selflessness.

 

•What are you afraid of? being misunderstood

 

•Favorite car? Anything fast, with a sunroof and a good radio.

 

•Favorite dog breed? Cockapoos

 

•How many years at your current job? Try 2 months, 21 days.

 

•How many states have you lived in? 2 New york, Pennsylvania (3 if you count Wisconsin where I was born but don't remember).

 

•How many cities/towns have you lived in? Malvern, Kimberton, Phoenixville, Pottersville, Clarks Summit=6 (that I can think of right now)!

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I should be working, but can't help but fill this one out!

Diana

 

What are you listening to right now? KLOVE, Contemporary Christian music

 

What was the last thing you ate? Coconut cake (yes, that was this morning)

 

Do you wish on stars? occasionally - it's hard not to!

 

If you were a crayon, what color would you be? black, to put an exclamation point on everything!

 

How is the weather right now? surprisingly sunny, but muggy

 

Last person you spoke to on the phone? my husband

 

How old are you today? 30

 

Favorite drink? water, so refreshing!

 

Favorite sport(s) to watch? Go! Spurs! Go! - basketball or gymnastics

 

Have you ever dyed your hair? two days ago I went blond, Lord help me!

 

Do you wear contacts or glasses? glasses since 3rd grade

 

Pets? allergic

 

Favorite month? Springtime months, always seems to be a time of renewal

 

Favorite food? doritos

 

What was the last movie you watched? Elf - I have a 1 year old, I don't have time to go to the movies!

 

Favorite day of the year? everyday spend with my family!

 

When was the last time you cried? July 15th, at my friend, Maria's funeral.

 

What did you do last night? went to church, gave my daughter a bath and went to bed!

 

What inspires you? the love of Christ

 

How many years at your current job? 5 +

 

How many states have you lived in? 5 or 6, including Germany

 

How many cities/towns have you lived in? double of every state at least

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Guest Tricia

Hello Karen,

Sorry this took so long. I went to Cheyney Un., here in PA. It's a small HBCU.

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What is your name? Tiffany

 

What is your occupation? Director of Activities and Volunteers of an Assistd Living and Alzheimers community, Marketing Director of a Consulting and Admin Firm that my family owns.

 

•What are you listening to right now? Frank Sinatra

 

• What was the last thing you ate? Handful of M and Ms from our BINGO prize box...who has time for lunch? LOL

 

•Do you wish on stars? Sometimes

 

•If you were a crayon, what color would you be? I would be a Rainbow Crayon

 

•How is the weather right now? HOT heat advisory all day but pretty sky

 

•Last person you spoke to on the phone? Car Dealer (still haggleing)

 

•How old are you today? 32

 

•Favorite drink? Non-alcohol:Dr Pepper Alcohol: Grey Goose Martini...Dirty

 

•Favorite sport(s) to watch? Football, baseball, whatever....as long as it is live and in person.

 

•Have you ever dyed your hair? Yes

 

•Do you wear contacts or glasses? supposed to wear glasses but cant see where I put them

 

•Pets? at home: 2 spolied cocker spaniels (Dixie Lee and Delta Dawn), a fluffy crazy cat (Belle Star) At the community (I am the one responsible for her care) a droopy eared, sad eyed, but silly as all get out Basset Hound (Dolly)

 

•Favorite month? I seem to find something I like and get excited about something in every month.

 

•Favorite food? depends on mood.... I just like to eat.

 

•What was the last movie you watched? Casino for the millionth time, new movie was Mr and Mrs Smith...SEXY!!!!

 

•Favorite day of the year? this changes depending on what is coming up next....but I like 4th of July and Christmas....and Halloween and my birthday and...and...

 

•Fall or Spring? Both

 

•When was the last time you cried? I don’t know

 

•What did you do last night? Hassled with a dealer for a new convertable. Watched CSI NY

 

•What inspires you? a resident who trys and keeps an open mind. We have a lady who will be 101 and she just has a grand time with a great sense of humour. I love it!!!!

 

•What are you afraid of? Rats, mice, rodents

 

•Favorite car? Escalade, 1977 - 1980 Mecedes 560sl Convertable, T-Bird (old and new but want an old one so darn bad...) Honda Accord (gotta be realistic...)

 

•Favorite dog breed? I love all dogs but I esp love Cockers and Bassets

 

•How many years at your current job? 7 months here (about 16 months as a paid activity director and YEARS as a volunteer activity provider)

 

•How many states have you lived in? 1 Texas

 

•How many cities/towns have you lived in? Dallas and College Station, Texas

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What is your name? Stacie Olson

 

What is your occupation? CTRS, SNF & a SUPER MOM/WIFE!!! ;)

 

What are you listening to right now? I think it's an oldies station, it's on pretty soft....

 

What was the last thing you ate? Hot Dog & Chips (Relay for Life fund raiser)

 

Do you wish on stars? Yep w/ my kids

 

If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Yellow

 

How is the weather right now? HOT HOT HOT

 

Last person you spoke to on the phone? Dieatry Mgr.... Cheryl

 

How old are you today? 31

 

Favorite drink? Iced Tea

 

Favorite sport(s) to watch? pro-football

 

Have you ever dyed your hair? NOPE (not yet anyway)

 

Do you wear contacts or glasses? Yep, both (not at the same time)

 

Pets? Golden Retriver, Maggie (7 months old, pray for me)

 

Favorite month? May (Not too hot yet)

 

Favorite food? Yep, food's my favorite! :)

 

What was the last movie you watched? "National Treasure"

 

Favorite day of the year? Day after Thanksgiving (not for shopping, decorating for the holidays).

 

Fall or Spring? Fall

 

When was the last time you cried? 2 weeks ago, funeral of a neighbor

 

What did you do last night? Played 2 games of softball in the stiffling Minnesota heat & humidity, dodging misquitos!!

 

What inspires you? My kids: Abigail & Samuel

 

What frightens you? rats, bats, snakes, & mice

 

Favorite Car? Hmmmm never thought I'd admit it, but I like my mini van. Much room for hauling kids & things.

 

Favorite Dog Breed? Labs or Retrivers

 

How many years at your current job? Just about 10

 

How many states have you lived in? 1 (Minnesota born & bred!)

 

How many cities/towns have you lived in? 6

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Hi All,

How fun!

 

What is your name? Gina

 

What is your occupation? Activity Director,Social Service Director, Daycare Provider, and Mother of five/ wife.

 

•What are you listening to right now? Audio Slave on MTV2

 

• What was the last thing you ate? Tacos and corn

 

•Do you wish on stars? Always,doesnt everyone?

 

•If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Purple or Red

 

•How is the weather right now? Hot ,about 112 today

 

•Last person you spoke to on the phone? My Mom and sister

 

•How old are you today? Just turned the big 38

 

•Favorite drink? Non-alcohol: Diet Pepsi & Water

 

•Favorite sport(s) to watch? Football and Soccer, my four boys are always on a team!

 

•Have you ever dyed your hair? Yes all the time –Burgandy, Red , Black, depends how I feel...LOL!

 

•Do you wear contacts or glasses? not yet.

 

•Pets?I have five kids,NO time for pets!!

 

•Favorite month? October

 

•Favorite food? Chinese food

 

•What was the last movie you watched? Wedding Crashers,War of the Worlds.

 

•Favorite day of the year? Halloween and Christmas

 

•Fall or Spring? Fall

 

•When was the last time you cried? I don’t know

 

•What did you do last night? Watched Law and Order, did my Gazelle workout machine.

 

•What inspires you? My children.

 

•What are you afraid of? Having a heart attack or stroke or Cancer,all run in my family.

 

•Favorite car? any type of convertable.

 

•Favorite dog breed?Labs

 

•How many years at your current job? 8 months, taking a break from Activities right now, doing Daycare in my home.

 

•How many states have you lived in? 2- California and Arizona

 

•How many cities/towns have you lived in? Way too many to list :-D

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Guest Dorothea58

Hello All......

 

My name is Dorothea.....I am a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist in the state of Texas(Houston).......I also teach the Activity Directors Courses.........We are constantly having workshops.....conferences.....seminars......in Houston and/or surrounding areas.......The TR Summit which will be held next month in August 17-20 is a great spot to meet people......This is 4 days of relaxation and knowledge all roll up into one..........Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and Activity Directors letting their hair down.........There are also several Activity Directors Networking Groups available.......CEU's are given......If you need more information and/or locations of sites please let me know.....

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  • both post support for the NAAPCC Credentialing Center
     
    Comments From Students
     
     Thank you for correcting the information that was released. I recently took the test for certification with NAAPCC and it was a very comprehensive and thorough test. It was not a simple easy test to get you certified. You had to know the information in order to complete and pass. I would recommend this avenue to anyone especially if finances are a struggle for MEPAP I & II. I did purchase the book for long-term care seventh edition and without that I would have struggled.
    Connie Gangwish, AP-BC Colorado
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    To: Activity Directors Network
    Celeste is awesome!! Anytime i have a question she gets right back with me and she is very informative. At first I didn't know if i was going to like the new course just for the fact my MEPAP course was the own pace and I work Full time plus have 3 kids. But i am loving it! It is very structured and with due dates I feel like i am holding myself more accountable for completed assignments sooner than later. It has actually been a beneficial change for me.. Thanks so much!!!
    L Williams reprinted with permission

    To: Activity Directors Network
    Good Evening I wanted to let you know that I had completed mepap 1 and had only a couple weeks left of mepap 2 so I had looked at path 2 and have taken the activities test and passed so just sending in the application. I wanted to thank you for giving all your time to us even while Kathy was ill. It didn't go unnoticed, you was a great support and helpful at ideas or even different ways of changing thoughts to positive while feeling defeated. Thank You Stacey Passa AP-BC
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