Thursday, October 14, 2021
Registration deadline is midnight October 11th
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Login on to the NAAP webinar website with your individual seminar link.
Welcome and Introductions
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Opening Keynote: Choose your Attitude – Change your Life
Presenter: Tim Gabrielson
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Hot Topics: What Every Activity Professional Needs to Know
Presenters: Pamela Hayle, Nancy Schwartz
11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Adding it Up: How do you add Value?
Presenter: Amy Laughlin
12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Presenter: Amy Laughlin
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Creating the “Compassion” Volunteer: Expanding the Role of Volunteers in Long Term Care
Presenter: Paul Falkowski
2:45 – 3:00 p.m.
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
One to One Compliance
Presenter: Vanessa Emm
4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
MNSWAP news and brief annual meeting
This seminar day qualifies for 6 CEU’s for participants who attend the entire day
See below for morning and afternoon session descriptions
Handouts will be available on the MNSWAP website after September 22, 2021
NOTE: This session will not be recorded – you must attend the full day on October 14th to receive 6 ceu’s.
$60.00 per person. Each person must register and pay individually in order to receive CEU credits.
The Power of Attitude: Choose your Attitude – Change your Life presented by Tim Gabrielson
Using comedy and magic as a metaphor, this hysterically funny and audience interactive virtual event will equip attendees to live and work with more intentionality. Tim’s mantra is that no one but you controls how you think or act. It is a personal responsibility to choose your own attitude. Once this commons sense becomes common practice it will ignite personal and professional positive change, resulting in greater success in every aspect of each attendees’ personal and work life. Allowing attendees to see, on a daily basis just how powerful their attitudes are and how choosing a positive one, will create a more engaging fun, and cohesive team.
Hot Topics: What Every Activity Professional Needs to Know presented by Pamela Hayle and Nancy Schwartz
The senior care industry is constantly changing and has had more than its share of challenges over the past 2 years. Listen as two tenured Activity Professionals present on Hot Topics including survey compliance post COVID, Assisted Living Licensure new rules, Life Enrichment in Social Media, and using a variety of profiles for resident engagement,. This session will also answer some of your important questions and concerns you face daily as an Activity Professional
Adding it Up: How do you add Value presented by Amy Laughlin
In a world of technology and over-stimulation, we are constantly connected, wired, uploading, downloading, inputting, liking, tweeting, posting and blogging. We are bombarded with information at every moment and advertising for diets, pills, potions, and perfect-yet-unattainable lifestyles is ceaseless and merciless. Being “crazy busy” is the new normal and taking time to stop and smell the roses is considered…lazy. STOP THE MADDNESS! In this session, participants will spend time considering what really does add value to their lives and how “adding it up” personally can also add value to the lives of residents, to the energy of your department and to the culture of your organization.
Dance Fever presented by Amy Laughlin
This session is designed for Activity Professionals who wish to challenge themselves and their residents by successfully implementing a dance program in their community/facility. Participants will leave the session with specific choreography to familiar songs, and various adaptations and tips to ensure that residents at many functioning levels can be actively engaged in an exciting new way to exercise, express creatively and work towards realistic and meaningful goals.
Creating the Companion Volunteer Expanding the Role of Volunteers in Long-Term Care by Paul Falkowski
This session presents the concept of creating a highly committed and passionate cadre of volunteers to mitigate social isolation by providing “authentic” companionship to people living in senior health care settings. Learn strategies for management buy-in for the importance of volunteers and techniques for recruitment, hiring and training the companion volunteer.
One to One Compliance by Vanessa Emm
During these very unprecedented times we have witnessed the challenges faced with providing activity services to the residents we serve. Activity departments have had a spotlight on the services we provide, how we provide it, and are we truly engaging our residents. Individual visits have always been a high cited service that the activity department provides. How can we better provide this service, how do we meet the individual needs on an individual basis, This session will provide some positive methods to meet this service and need.
General Certificates of Participation that have been pre-approved by NCCAP will be awarded to each participant. You will find this certificate on the handouts page for the fall seminar to download. You will receive a code word after the morning and afternoon sessions. Your signature will be the attestation that you participated in all the sessions.
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