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Does anyone have the dates for this year (2005) for the special recognition of various departments? Example - Dietary Week - PT Week - Nursing Week, etc... Thanks, Terrie

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Hi, Terrie! :-)

 

For special recognition dates in the long term health care profession check out this page at the American Health Care Association: http://www.ahca.org/events/act_calendar2005.htm

 

You can browse by the month and visit any websites linked to the special day.

 

Best Wishes,

 

Linda Lucas, AD ;-)

http://www.theactivitydirectorsoffice.com

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Hey Terrie,

Here are the dates for most of the things we usually have to set-up for. Thanks Llucas for the website. Be sure to check it out for more celebrations that I may not have listed.

 

Jan.

23rd-28th NATIONAL ACTIVITY PROFESSIONALS WEEK

To recognize the contribution of activity professionals to the well being of long term care, adult day care, senior center and retirement living clients. National Association of Activity Professionals, Attn: Diane Mockbee, 2711 W. Plata Ave., Mesa, AZ. (480) 946-6571, ext.149 The NAAP.

 

Feb

1st-7th NATIONAL PATIENT RECOGNITION WEEK

This week includes National Patient Recognition Day on February 3. It is a special time each year for healthcare professionals and providers to come together, reflect and renew their stewardship and dedication to patients, their well being, and satisfaction. Refocus our commitment to patient care, our profession and our field by placing “careism” before capitalism. For more information or a free list of activities, contact: John O’Malley, President, Strategic Visions, Inc. 337 Turnberry Road, Birmingham, AL 35244. Phone: (205) 955-8495 or E-mail: jomalley@mindspring.com; Strategic Visions

 

7th-11th PRIDE IN FOOD SERVICE WEEK

**Not to be confused with National Healthcare Food Service Week celebrated in October**

An annual event honoring dietary managers and their employees to celebrate the important role they play in institutional food service. Dietary Managers Association, Attn: Dennis Leopold, 406 Surrey Woods Dr., St. Charles, IL 60174. (800) 323-1908 ext.126, or Fax: (630) 587-6335 Dietary Managers Asociation

 

March

28th NATIONAL DOCTOR’S DAY

Celebrated on this day since 1990. Southern Medical Association Auxiliary, , Attn: Lana Burwell, 35 Lakeshore Drive, P.O. Box 190088, Birmingham, AL 35209-0088. (800) 423-4992 or (205) 945-1840 ext.185 Doctor's Day

 

13th-19th LONG TERM CARE ADMINISTRATORS WEEK

Sponsored by the American College of Health Care Administrators to recognize the contributions of administrators for high-quality, long-term care. ACHCA, 300 N Lee St., Suite 301, Alexandria, VA 22314-2807. (888) 88-ACHCA or (703) 739-7900 Administrators

 

NATIONAL SOCIAL WORK MONTH

National Association of Social Workers, Inc., 750 First St., NE, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20002-4241. (800) 638-8799 or (202) 408-8600 Social Workers Ogranization

 

April

17th-23rd NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK

The Points of Light Foundation sponsors National Volunteer Week. The Points of Light Foundation, 1400 I St., NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005. (202) 729-8168 Points Of Light

 

24th-30th ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY AND WEEK

(Formerly Professional Secretaries Week®/Professional Secretaries Day)

The event is celebrated worldwide, bringing together millions of people for community events, educational seminars, and individual corporate activities recognizing support staff with gifts of appreciation. Administrative Professionals Day is April 27. International Association of Administrative Professionals®, Attn: Rick Stroud, 10502 N.W. Ambassador Drive P.O. Box 20404, Kansas City, MO 64195-0404. (816) 891-6600 Administrative Profesionals

 

NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY MONTH

To recognize the services and accomplishments of occupational therapy practitioners and promote awareness of the benefits of occupational therapy. American Occupational Therapy Association, Communications Group, 4720 Montgomery Ln., Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220. (301) 652-6611 OT Organzation

 

May

6th-12th NATIONAL NURSES DAY AND WEEK

National Nurses Day is celebrated May 6th. The American Nurses Association, 600 Maryland Ave. SW Suite 100 West, Washington, DC 20024. (202) 651-7018 or (800) 274-4ANA Nursing World

 

8th-14th NATIONAL NURSING HOME WEEK

National Nursing Home Week begins annually with Mother’s Day. The theme for 2005 is “Taking Center Stage” National Nursing Home Week is a community outreach program designed to familiarize the public with long term care facilities and their services. Activities are conducted locally by individual long-term care facilities. For a free planning guide and product catalog, write: American Health Care Association, National Nursing Home Week, Attn: Alexis Starkey, 1201 L St. NW, Washington, DC 20005. (202) 898-6301 email: astarkey@ahca.org

Taking Center Stage

 

8th-14th NATIONAL HOSPITAL AND HEALTHCARE WEEK

Focuses public attention on the numerous contributions hospitals make to their communities and provides hospitals with the opportunity to recognize staff and volunteers. HealthShare, Texas Hospital Association, Attn: Vicki A. Pascasio, 6225 US Highway 290 East, Austin TX 78723. (512) 465-1070 Health Share

 

OLDER AMERICANS MONTH

Older Americans Month is observed throughout the United States by aging advocacy organizations, state and area agencies on aging, and providers. Administration on Aging, U.S. Health & Human Services, Attn: Moya Thompson, 200 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20201. (202) 401-4541 The Elders

 

June

9th-16th NURSING ASSISTANTS’ DAY AND WEEK

Observed annually the first Thursday in June and the seven days to recognize nursing assistants who have provided care to ill, elderly, and long term care patients. The organization will celebrate its 28th anniversay in 2005 with the theme ”The Expanding Roles for Nursing Assistants.” Career Nurse Assistants Day is June 9, 2005. National Network of Career Nursing Assistants, Career Nurse Assistants Programs Inc., Attn: Jeni Gipson, 3577 Easton Rd., Norton, OH 44203. (330) 825-9342 CNA Netwoking

 

July

25th NATIONAL PARENT’S DAY

Parents’ Day is established for "recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children." National Parent’s Day Council, Attn: Howard Self, 3600 New York Ave., NE, Washington, DC 20002. (202) 636-2854 Parent's

 

2nd - 9th NATIONAL NURSES IN STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAYS

This week promotes the practice of staff development to enhance high-quality healthcare outcomes. The theme for 2005 is “Igniting the Passion Within.” National Nursing Staff Development Organization, 7794 Grow Dr., Pensacola, FL 32514. (850) 474-0995 Staff Coordinators Day

 

10th-16th NATIONAL THERAPEUTIC RECREATION WEEK

The purpose of National Therapeutic Recreation Week is to enhance public awareness of therapeutic recreation programs and services, and to expand recreation and leisure opportunities for individuals with disabilities. National Recreation and Park Association, 22377 Belmont Ridge Rd., Ashburn, VA 20148. (703) 858-2153 TR Association

 

Aug

23rd HEALTH UNIT COORDINATOR DAY

To promote health unit coordinating as a profession through education and certification, in compliance with the NAHUC Standards of Practice, Standards of Education and Code of Ethics. NAHUC, 9147 Madron Rd., Rockford, IL 61107. (888) 22-NAHUC Unit Coordinator Day

 

Sep

11th-17th NATIONAL ASSISTED LIVING WEEK

Sponsored by the National Center For Assisted Living, this week begins annually with Grandparents Day. National Assisted Living Week commemorates the staff and customers of our nation’s assisted living residences. National Center For Assisted Living, Attn: Amy Waye, National Assisted Living Week, 1201 L St. NW, Washington, DC 20005. (202) 898-6301 Nat'l AL Week

 

11th-17th NATIONAL HEALTHCARE HOUSEKEEPING & ENVIROMENTAL WEEK

This event recognizes the valuable contributions of housekeeping staff in business, industrial, and institutional settings. American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services, AHA, One North Franklin Suite 2800, Chicago, IL 60606. (312) 422-3860 Housekeeping or Enviromental

 

16th-22nd NATIONAL REHABILITATION AWARENESS WEEK

Established to increase public awareness about rehabilitation. National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation, Attn: Michelle Criscera, PO Box 71, Scranton, PA 18501-0071. (800) 943-6723 Rehab Dept.

 

Oct

25th NATIONAL PHARMACY TECHNICIAN DAY

American Pharmacists Association, Attn: Tenikka Greene, 2215 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037. (202) 429-7537 Pharmacy Techs Wk

 

3rd-9th NATIONAL HEALTHCARE FOOD SERVICE WEEK

Honors employees who work behind the scenes preparing and serving food in healthcare facilities. Promotional materials are available. Contact American Society for Healthcare Food Service Administrators, One North Franklin, Chicago, IL 60406. (800) 620-6422 Dietary Week

 

16th-22nd NATIONAL PHARMACISTS WEEK

American Pharmaceutical Association, Public Relations Director, 2215 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20037-2985. (202) 429-7558 Pharmacists Week

 

17th-21st NATIONAL INFECTION CONTROL WEEK

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc., Attn: Deborah R. Timmons, 1275 K St. NW Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005-4006. (202) 789-1890 Infection Control Dept

 

23rd-29th NATIONAL HEALTHCARE FACILITIES AND ENGINEERING WEEK

This week recognizes healthcare facilities engineers and facilities managers. Promotional items are available for purchase. American Society for Healthcare Engineering, Attn: Sharon Autrey, One North Franklin, Chicago, IL 60606. (312) 422-3811 Emgineer or Maintence Week

 

23rd-29th NATIONAL RESPIRATORY CARE WEEK

This week is used to promote respiratory health. American Association for Respiratory Care, Attn: Kris Kurkendall, 9425 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. (972) 243-2272 Respiratory Health

 

23rd-29th PASTORAL CARE WEEK "IMAGINING COMMUNITY"

Sponsored by the Coalition on Ministry in Specialized Settings (COMISS), a coordinating agency of religious endorsing bodies and pastoral care organizations. Pastoral Care Week Committee, NACC, PO Box 07473, Milwaukee, WI 53207-0473. (414) 483-4898 Pastoral Week

 

NATIONAL PHYSICAL THERAPY MONTH

American Physical Therapy Association, Public Relations, 1111 North Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314-1488. (703) 684-2782 ext. 3248 or (800) 999-2782 PT Week

 

Nov

NATIONAL HOSPICE MONTH AND NATIONAL HOME HEALTH CARE MONTH

(Home Healh Aide Week 6th to 12th)

To promote awareness of hospice care, and to honor patients and family members, as well as the dedicated professionals and volunteers who serve in hospice settings. Hospice Association of America (an affiliate of the National Association of Home Care) 228 Seventh St., SE, Washington, DC 20003. Phone: (202) 546-4759 or (202) 547-7424 Hospice Org Home Health Org

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Hi,

Since Nat'l Volunteer Week is such a big event, it's in April, I know alot of us need to start now to get ready for it.

The theme for 2005 is Inspire by Example. The PROMOTIONAL TOOLKIT has the logo and more.

 

Future dates for National Volunteer Week:

2005 – April 17 to 23

2006 – April 23 to 29

2007 – April 15 to 21

2008 – April 27 to May 3

2009 – April 19 to 25

2010 – April 18 to 24

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