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Hello Everyone!

 

I am new in the position of Activity Director and still have some learning/training to do.  I am very happy to find this group and have many questions and am eager to learn and share!

 

Have a wonderful day,

Sasha

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Hello Sasha,

 

Welcome! I am new to activity director too! I am in my fourth week as activity director and I have to say its going well. I was nervous at first, but Im getting the hang of it. I just have to keep reminding myself that I am the manager now, not just an aide. Its difficult but I am sure I will be fine. How is it treating you?

 

Amber

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Hello Sasha,

 

I have led activities for Independent Living for 5 years (Holiday Retirement) and had from 100 - 120 residents.  Now I lead activities for a Hospital in their Rehab Swing Bed program for 25 patients.  The 2 environments are very different but I enjoy them both.  The rehab is very close to my home and has better pay so I am happier here. 

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Hi Welcome to the Activities Director world, I am Kathy Gates and I have been an activities director at an assisted living for 1.5 years and then at a LTC 70 bed facility for a little over 4 years. I'v worked as a dietary manager for 5 years and have about 10 years experience in working with the elderly. But being in activities is my favorite. Because you actually get to bring quality of life to the elderly people in your care. Imagine what it would be like to just have ADL cares and nothing else. We bring hope, joy and social life to an otherwise hard place to be.  It gives me joy to do so.  Good luck in making your program wonderful.  

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hello my name is Angela Watts, I am an activities coordinator at Golden Grace Day Activities and health services.  I have been in the medical field for over 20 years and decided I wanted to help my elders since i had to start taking care of my father who was diagnosed with Parkinson's and Dementia as well as being my grandfathers caregiver who was diagnosed with dementia. I have found that this is my calling in life and wanted to pursue a career sharing my life with other elders and taking care of them.  I am a cancer survivor, married and have a beautiful daughter who as well goes to work with me to be with the elders who absolutely love her as if they were all her grand parents.  I enjoy doing all kinds of activities with my members and being their to help their families in their times of need when they need support during the hard times.  After I get my certification i plan to further my studies in social working and talking certified classes through ALZ association, I hope as these courses move forth that i may have more of a networking base to keep intouch with fellow students and those who are a part of this network. i would love to hear from all of you and get to know you more!  

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Hello everyone, my name is Chelcia Standon. ​I am an Activity Director in Shelton Washington. I was recently promoted in December of this year.

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