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Ironically dying is as much about living as it is dying. While the families and friends of your terminal resident may be focused on the imminent death, you and your resident will be forced to focus on the limited time left for living. This is, of course, is a natural part of dying. Your resident will want to reflect, seek closure and understanding, and engage in meaningful experiences. This is where you come in as the Activity Director. You have the beautiful gift of helping an amazing soul find its way towards the light. This may seem daunting and you may even feel incapable, but I assure you that you are the person for the job. Your huge heart and Love Centered focus has brought you to where you are as a tool for healing and everything that is needed is within you. This course is meant to arm you with loving information, understanding, and ideas that will guide you along. In the second part of the Towards the Light course, we will learn even more about the dying process from the dying residents’ perspective and we will take an in depth look at types of activities and communications that are most effective for you to utilize during this sensitive and profound period.
   "It is my goal to help you shine even more LOVE into your Love Centered Life as you help your residents and their families say goodbye."

"The truest end of life is to know the Life that never ends"William Penn

Workshop Objectives:
  • Develop an understanding of the resident and their end of life needs.
  • Learn ways to comfort other residents witnessing the process.
  • Understanding the types of activities that would most benefit the terminal resident.
Workshop Content:
8 CE Hours
Pre-Approval
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Death. It’s intense, scary and sad. There is no denying these things. However, that is only half the picture. There is another more joyful and celebratory way to handle what is, ultimately all of our fate. It can be very overwhelming and uncomfortable when one of your residents reaches the end of their lives. Knowing what to say and do can sometimes leave you feeling inadequate to help. I believe the first step in overcoming some of these issues as the Activity Director is having a level of understanding about what actually is occurring. In this workshop, we will cover the dying process from a spiritual standpoint. We will also go over different rituals of death by faith so that you may be more sensitive to each individual’s needs. Finally we will cover ways in which you can help the family and friends of your resident to cope, which in turn can help to provide more peace for the dying.

It is my goal to help you bring a different energy forth so that you can help infuse the situation with an element of acceptance. I know you have an enormous heart, which is what lead you to this profession in the first place. I want to help you shine even more LOVE into your Love Centered Life as you help your residents and their families say goodbye.

Workshop Objectives:
  • Develop an understanding of the resident and the dying process.
  • Understand different rituals by faith.
  • Learn ways to comfort the resident and their friends and family.
Workshop Content:
6 CE Hours
Pre-Approval
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It is better to give then it is to receive. We have all heard this our whole lives and with age and experience we can truly understand this to be true. Especially in our field of work, after all it is this sentiment that gives our jobs so much meaning. The truth is it gives all of our lives meaning, including your residents. One of the best way to fill their hearts and feed their souls is to help them to do the same for others. Mistakenly, some of your residents my feel that they have less to give due to their age, physical limitations, place of residence, lack of transportation…whatever it is they feel holds them back from contributing to society. However, they have the one thing that is essential in giving to another: time. This workshop aims to provide you with the opportunity to create charitable activities for your residents to participate in the whole year through. Make a game of giving for them…see how many lives you all can light up together for your Great Year of Giving!

Workshop Objectives:
  1. Help the student understand the great health benefits that can be achieved for their residents through the art of giving.
  2. Create more meaning in the lives of the residents.
  3. Create connections between the activity department and other departments, as well as the community.
  4. Offer activity ideas for ongoing, yearly charitable contributions and specific monthly activities.
  5. Have resources for developing and contributing in other areas of interest to the Activity Director and the residents.
  6. Understand how to setup your on charity for a cause that matters to you.

Workshop Content:
5 CE Hours
Pre-Approval
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This course will provide the Activity Director (AD) and Recreational Therapist with the reasons that visual arts are so beneficial to the aging population who have experienced loss in a variety of ways in their lives. Also included are examples of those whose lives have been transformed because someone took the time to work with them in the creative process. There is a list that accompanies the course with art projects and their instructions.

Workshop Objectives:
  • Upon completion the student will have an understanding of the cognitive and psychological and benefits associated with art and creativity.
  • The student will understand the importance of implementing programming that creates social connections between residents.
  • Upon completion the student will have techniques, ideas and tools that will help guide them in approaching and planning artistic activities effectively.
  • The student will have a variety of art projects that may be incorporated directly into their activity programming.
Workshop Content:
3 CE Hours Pre-Approval#NCCAP32200-18


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What is a Virtual Vacation? A Virtual Vacation is a specially written guide, which allows the resident(s) to travel from the comfort of their own room or the facility. The activity is a story, which takes the resident(s) through the vacation as if they are actually experiencing it. The Virtual Vacation is meant to bring everything to the senses that one would normally experience if they were to visit the physical location or time period. Taking a Virtual Vacation allows the resident(s) to travel without ever having to leave and help them to break up the monotony of daily life. Keep in mind you do not have to simply go to another country. You can go anywhere during any time period and re-create themes and worlds out of almost any vacation! This activity is designed to include as many or as little residents/staff/volunteers/community in the planning process as you desire, from start to finish!

Workshop Objectives:
  • Understand the components that must be addressed in order to successfully plan a Virtual Vacation.
  • Understand how to evaluate resident’s needs and interests in order to interpret them into a more customized Virtual Vacation.
  • Establish outside connections and available resources to incorporate this activity into many different arenas of your activity program.
  • Learn how to plan and present your own Virtual Vacation from start to finish.
6 CE Hours Pre-Approval#
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This workshop focuses on relevant literature, experiential exercises, and skills that an activity professional would need to “therapeutically enhance” an activity group. This workshop rose out of a concern that older adults in the nursing home were not provided with enough opportunities to grow and develop. It incorporates theories of lifespan development, tenets of life review, existential-person-centered psychology, and basic listening skills. The intent is for activity professionals to use the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they have gained from this workshop to “enhance” their reminiscence-based activity groups.

Workshop Objectives:
  • To add value to activity groups by incorporating psychological knowledge and principles, specifically the tenets of life review and person-centered psychology
  • To improve psychosocial functioning
  • To increase life satisfaction in the nursing home
  • To help activity professionals more effectively address topics such as death, meaninglessness, isolation, and despair

Workshop Content: Upon completion of this workshop, the professional will have learned about:

  • Lifespan development in older adulthood
  • Ego Integrity (life satisfaction) versus despair
  • Mental illnesses commonly found in the nursing home
  • Relevance of existential-person-centered(person centered) psychology for older adults
  • The process of life review
  • Ways to utilize life review and basic listening skills with your residents
8 CE Hours
Pre-Approval
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Calendar planning is a fun part of our job, however sometimes it can be difficult to put together a month that “flows” or seems cohesive. Often, Activity Professionals think that planning around a theme can be time consuming and not effective. However, this course will get you thinking in a different way! Theme programming, whether daily, weekly, monthly or even yearly, can help you plan new programs for your residents, get your interdisciplinary team involved with activities, and can even help with your activity participation. This course will offer you the basics on how to implement themes, as well as give you some great ideas to get you started.

Workshop Objectives:
  • Understand the role themes already play with our residents
  • Learn how to develop themes for a time frame (daily, weekly, monthly and yearly)
  • Learn how to incorporate your regularly scheduled programming into your theme
  • Find theme ideas to get you started

Workshop Content: Upon completion of this workshop, the professional will have learned about:

8 CE Hours
Pre-Approval
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Appropriate planning is necessary to provide the same level of quality care to both female and male residents. It can be daunting at times to select activities that may appeal to the senior male. This workshop is designed to breakdown some key things to consider when planning for this gender.

4 CE Hours
Pre-Approval
NCCAP30675-17
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: Activities inherently taps into the “potential and creativity” of the participants. This Online study program will encourage you as the activity professional to explore various ways to awaken the potential and creativity in your residents. This will assist you in developing programs that can be used to unlock the creativity in your residents.

Upon successful completion of the course you will have 5 clock hours of continuing education.

Workshop Objectives:
  • The student will explore the sources of Human Potential and Creativity within our seniors.
  • The student will understand that Creative activities connects the present with memories of the past.
  • The student will also learn planning skills to Inspire creativity in their residents.
  • The student will learn to plan creative activities based on the examples and the resources provided.
5 CE Hours
Pre-Approval
#NCCAP
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In continuation of our very popular Bucket of Games: Part I…we present Bucket of Games: Part II. This course gives a comprehensive overview to five different activity types including physical, cognitive, sensory stimulation, reminiscing, fundraisers, and adaptations. Basically, everything that you missed from Part I is included here, in great detail, and still in an easy to print format. This course is everything you need to revamp your activity calendar.

Utilize our easy to print format in the Click N Print section to make a quick reference binder with all of the activities provided within this online workshop!

Workshop Objectives:
  • Understand the importance of physical activities, specifically related to the elderly population.
  • Learn new physical activities to incorporate into your activity program.
  • Better understand the ways cognitive activities, balanced with consistency, can create big differences in their residents mental capacities.
  • Learn new cognitive activities to incorporate into your activity program.
  • Learn techniques for designing activities for residents suffering with Alzheimer's/Dementia.
  • Learn new sensory stimulation to incorporate into your activity program.
  • Understand the principles of Reminiscence Therapy, its importance, and how to put this therapy into action.
  • Learn new reminiscing activities to incorporate into your activity program.
  • Determine the physical needs of each resident through the discovery process (a guide is provided to help you determine the abilities each resident is capable of based on their listed impairments).
  • Utilize a 10 step guide to planning a successful fundraiser.
  • Learn new fundraisers to incorporate into your activity program.
  • Learn ways in which you can adapt other activities to suit the needs of a specific resident or condition.
8 CE Hours
Pre-Approval
#NCCAP 30304-16


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Running out of activity ideas? Need a refresher in some of the safety standards concerning activities, like Alzheimer appropriate and food related? Consider this the course for you. Along with all of the information about safety provisions, you will learn the best approaches to each listed activity type and numerous planned activities to incorporate into your activity program. This course is designed to help you think about different activities types in a new way to promote the creation of an exciting and varied activity calendar.

Utilize our easy to print format in the Click N Print section to make a quick reference binder with all of the activities provided within this online workshop!

Workshop Objectives:
  • Understand Alzheimer's disease; the warning signs, typical age-related change vs. Alzheimer's, and the best approach for planning for this niche.
  • Learn new Alzheimer appropriate activities to incorporate into your activity program.
  • Better understand the evolution of arts & crafts, their importance in quality of life, and raising expectations for capable residents.
  • Learn new Arts & Crafts activities to incorporate into your activity program.
  • Ability to create meaningful clubs & committees through departmental, facility, and resident inquiry.
  • Learn new Clubs & Committees to incorporate into your activity program.
  • Understand the basics for handling food safely; the steps necessary for proper shopping, preparation, thawing, cooking, serving, refreezing and storage.
  • Learn new Food related activities to incorporate into your activity program.
  • Interpret the different affects physical impairments may hold for the residents.
  • Determine the physical needs of each resident through the discovery process (a guide is provided to help you determine the abilities each resident is capable of based on their listed impairments).
  • Using music to determine resident mood and create the ideal environment for the scheduled activity.
  • Learn new Physical & Musical activities to incorporate into your activity program.
  • Understand the benefits to motivating your resident and raising participation levels.
  • Learn new Resident Motivation activities to incorporate into your activity program.
  • Utilizing the staff to benefit resident's quality of life through staff motivation and appreciation.
  • Learn new Staff Motivation activities to incorporate into your activity program.
8 CE Hours
Pre-Approval
#NCCAP 30303-16


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Americans now spend 90% of their lives totally indoors! It’s not just your tan that suffers from a shut in lifestyle. According to mass amounts of research, being in nature can improve your health, mood, outlook, longevity, concentration, and life overall. We have seen all of the warnings on news programs about the effects not being outdoors is having on our children. What isn’t being addressed is the effect it is having on our seniors. The amount of time spent outdoors dramatically decreases as we age. Add in lack of consistent transportation and the same view day in and day out and we’ve got an epidemic. This course aims to provide you with some helpful information about the benefits of time spent outdoors while arming you with an arsenal of great outdoor activities to get your residents breathing some fresh air…and yourself.

Utilize our easy to print format in the Click N Print section to make a quick reference binder with all of the activities provided within this online workshop!

Workshop Objectives:
Provide student with a myriad of activity ideas within separate activity categories.
Provide insight into benefits of outdoor activity.
Provide a quick reference binder for the student to utilize within their own facilities.

Workshop Content:
6 CE Hours Pre-Approval#NCCAP31035-17

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Being the Activity Assistant isn’t all fun and games, as they say. Being able to provide the residents with the quality of care they deserve takes experience and education. This course is designed to provide the Activity Assistant with the tools needed to competently carry out their duties as well as providing a level of support to the Activity Director that is required for a successful department. The goal of this course is to guide the Activity Assistant through what will be needed and expected of them while also suggesting ways they might go above and beyond to utilize their skill sets in other ways beneficial to the Director and residents. Upon completion the Activity Assistant will have more confidence in themselves, their jobs, and their ability to positively affect the lives of those they serve.

Objectives:
  • Understand the Activity Assistant’s Job Description/Specifications/Essential Duties.
  • How to better understand the residents and their needs.
  • Understand activity programs and the effect each type is expected to deliver.
  • How to plan an activity from start to finish.
  • Understand what is legal and in compliance within your department.
  • Understand the different Activity Terms and how they are used.
  • Understand how to utilize pertinent Activity Forms, such as the Activities RAP Guidelines, Activity Program Description, Activity Analysis, Activity Participation Record, Multi-Departmental, and more..
10 CE Hours
Pre-Approval
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Federal and State guidelines require Activity Professionals to train all disciplines on how to assure that each resident gets a great quality of life. However, in all types of care settings, this can be a challenge for even the most accomplished Activity Professional. This course will teach you a variety of ways to inspire, encourage and lead your team, as well as passing on that inspiration to different disciplines too. You will have the opportunity to learn how to train in a short amount of time, how to structure in-services, and how to keep Activities at the forefront of everyone’s mind.

Utilize our easy to print format in the Click N Print section to make a quick reference binder with all of the activities provided within this online workshop!

Workshop Objectives:
Understand how each discipline can contribute to the quality of life of residents served
Understand why training is important and how adult learners learn
Learn how to plan appropriate in-services with your Activities team
Learn how to train other department staff, including different approaches
Learn how to successfully document your trainings
Find ideas and templates of how to get you started and maintain your training

Workshop Content:
8 CE Hours
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Designed to assist you in your search for a career change to the Activities Profession. If you are considering becoming an Activity Director, Activity Assistant or want to have information about the profession, then this is the course for you. It will also assist you in becoming an Activity Director Provisionally Certified (ADCP) through the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals, NCCAP which is recognized internationally as the premier certification for the profession.

Upon successful completion of the six-week course you will have 30 clock hours of continuing education, which you can apply toward your ADCP. You can then complete the Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals Part 1 and Part 2. These three components can then be applied toward you becoming an Activity Professional

Workshop Objectives:
  • The student will understand the history of the profession and OBRA
  • The student will understand the Continuum of Care and the variety of options for an Activity Professional
  • The student will understand the Ftag 248 and Ftag 249 and its implications in the delivery of activities services.
  • The student will research the various disabilities/chronic illnesses that they may encounter in the delivery of activities services as well as adapt programs to meet the resident’s needs.
  • The student will develop an Activities Assessment as well as implement the assessment process. The student will also learn planning skills based upon the completed assessment to better understand Person Centered Care.
  • The student will be exposed to the documentation required for skilled nursing facilities and comprehend the extent that one must complete the documentation in a timely manner.
30 CE Hours
Pre-Approval
#NCCAP
31042-17
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We all love our jobs and our residents, but along with this love comes paperwork…and lots of it. Activity charting is a part of all of our routines and without a medical background it can be an overwhelming task deciphering all the terms. This workshop is designed to arm you with the information necessary to read the information provided and offer the best possible assessment for your resident’s quality of life.

Objectives:

  • Provide the student with knowledge of medical terms.
  • Suggest charting tips that may be incorporated into routine activity charting.
  • Provide the student with a Terms Dictionary that can be used for quick reference.


5 CE Hours
Pre-Approval
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The "Person Centered" activities focus is changing the way State Surveyors will be grading facilities for compliance. This huge shift in the federal regulations towards a more personalized program indicates the importance of reorganizing our current programs to meet the standards set forth by these changes. The Activity Department as well as the entire facility will be expected to participate as a team to create a more life-style friendly, community care facility. These new revisions are meant to bring about an imminent change in the way we care for our elderly. They are designed to improve the transition from home life to facility life, with less negative outcomes and side effects. Additionally, they will help accommodate the increasing number of residents from varied cultures entering the healthcare system. The Baby Boomer Generation is fast approaching and our adaptability to the results of this influx is of great importance. It will become more and more complex to create activity programs for a growing number of residents without causing undue stress on the facility and its employees. This workshop is meant to alleviate any confusion surrounding the updates to these federal regulations and offer guided solutions to meeting and exceeding the new criteria.

Workshop Topics Include:
  • Detailed Explanations of F248
  • Detailed Explanation of FTag 249
  • What the Surveyor is looking for
  • Changes in the MDS
  • Tips, Examples, and Instructor Notes
  • How to Ensure Compliance
  • Multi-Departmental Participation Forms
  • Comprehensive Assessment and Ext. Assessment Forms
  • In-Service for Staff, Family Members and Volunteers
8 CE Hours
Pre-Approval
#NCCAP30677-17
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Complete Documentation for the Activity Director Department. This course will teach you exactly what documentation is needed to satisfy your State Survey, by the book. We will compare exactly what is written in the regulations to the paperwork and forms we use everyday. Is your assessment form survey proof? What are the five questions the State Survey team is going to ask about your Assessments, Progress Notes and Careplans as soon as they enter your building? We will help you answer those questions before they get there..

Paperwork, Paperwork and more Paperwork.. The key to cutting down on paperwork is knowing exactly what you need and what you don't need.


10 CE Hours Pre-Approval#NCCAP31419-17

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A Complete Activity Program is essential for Regulatory Compliance and surveyors are looking for activity programming that meets the "Person Centered" requirements for every resident and all cognitive levels. This workshop will give you the tools to identify, track and document your Facility Population and associated Activities for each month.

Workshop Includes:
  • Breakdown and definition of the activity components.
  • A mock up of a coded activity calendar with worksheets.
  • "Calendar Evaluation Form"
  • Facility Population Assessment Form (FPA).
  • FPA Program Levels Evaluation Form.
6 CE Hours
Pre-Approval
#NCCAP 30676-17
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An Activity Director is really just a teacher in disguise. You research your various topics in great detail before assimilating all of that gathered wisdom into every inch of your program and calendar. Every idea or good intention you have is carefully worked into an activity that is meant to inspire, educate and awaken your residents to their lives. In the beautiful loving experience that is the gift of doing this for a living, you have gathered techniques, insights and methods for increasing the quality of your work and the lives of others. In this workshop we will explore the steps for you to take all of that carefully earned wisdom and organize it into a workshop that other Activity Directors can participate in. Imagine the lives you could change, including yours, if you were able to pass this along. I know what it feels like to have a calling to teach but not being sure about how to go about it. For me, it was the marriage of my work with Activity Directors Network and guiding you in a number of these workshops on varied subjects that matter to me. For you, it could be your Love Centered focus at work and this workshop giving you a loving hand to hold while you take this journey from Activity Director to Teacher that makes all the difference.

As an added bonus for taking this workshop you will also be invited to participate in the Activity Directors Network Writing Mentor Program, which will allow you to correspond with me throughout the entire process of writing and completing your workshop. The process can be overwhelming and tricky from the outside looking in. I am here to help you with the inside scoop. After you get the process down you will be able to do it by yourself without a problem for all of your future workshops to follow, I know it! You will also find all of the forms needed to get your continuing education workshop approved through the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP), along with the opportunity to offer your workshop through Activity Directors Network!

6 CE Hours
Pre-Approval
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Newsletters are an important tool for making your activity department a success. They initiate involvement throughout the facility and community, while establishing your activity program.

This workshop is designed to aid you in:
  • Importance and benefits of utilizing a newsletter in your activity program.
  • Developing your newsletter.
  • Newsletter content, fillers, and setup.
  • Adapting your newsletter to meet the needs of your desired audience.
  • Distributing your newsletter.
4 CE Hours
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Nothing brings people together, regardless of our differences, better than food. We all have a love affair with food. True, we must consume it to survive, but it brings a lot more to the table then that. It is one of the few activities that evokes all of our senses and can effectively wipe away the blues, if only for a while. Eating food is a pleasure in itself, but so too is the experience of making it. As Activity Directors, it is inevitable that food will be incorporated into our programs, either as the star of the show or as background for another planned event. This workshop is designed to help you plan food events that leave everyone satisfyingly full; emotionally and physically. So grab your apron and let’s get our hands dirty as we bridge the gap between us.

Workshop Objectives:
• Understand the safety concerns and regulations regarding food activities as stated under Federal Regulation 371.
• Understand the importance of food and how to utilize it as a tool for life enrichment.
• Consider the cultural use of food and how you may be able to incorporate it into your program.
• Learn a variety of ways to program food into your calendar effectively.

Workshop Content:
8 CE Hours Pre-Approval#NCCAP31569-16

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It is a fact that the survey guidance has been rewritten to provide for a "person centered" approach in activities. It is the main objective for surveyors to pull a sample of Care Plans from the facility and make sure that they provide correct and person centered language for that sample. This workshop is designed to make sure you, the Activity Director, are ready. It includes a very in depth look at creating a Person Centered Care Plan for each and every one of your residents that will in turn help you to provide the best quality of life possible.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Replace outdated documentation habits with new up to date standards.
  • Revise current understanding on the basics of care planning with the addition of new techniques.
  • Understand the most common terms to use while documenting for better communication between the facility, administrator, and surveyor.
  • Understand the shift of importance to non-clinical services provided by the facility.
  • Understand the differences between The Medical Model of Care and the new Person Centered Model of Care.
  • Ability to research, extract and compile factual information from which to build your plan of care from.
  • Ability to comprehend and employ the proper plan of care from the information gathered and personal assessment.
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8 CEU Hours
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Alzheimer’s is a serious form of Dementia that affects over half of the residents we care for in long term care. Currently there are around 5.2 million people suffering from Alzheimer’s in the United States. Every 67 seconds another person is added to that rapidly growing statistic. It is expected that the Baby Boomers will single handedly increase the current number of 5.2 million to a whopping 16 million by 2050. The impact of this is huge and it will obviously affect many areas of our economy and society. As Activity Directors, it has the ability to completely change the way your department operates. For those of you already working within this population, you know the criterion for planning activities is wildly different then planning other senior related activities. This can create many challenges, but if you are creative and passionate is could also provide you with some really amazing opportunities to have an enormous impact on a subset of our growing population that needs your help. This workshop is intended to build your understanding of the disease and those that suffer with it, while offering valuable tools to incorporate into your program so that you can truly improve the lives of those you serve.

Objectives of this course include:
  • Identification of behavioral triggers, issues, & potential solutions.
  • Comprehension of Alzheimer’s disease and its effects.
  • Variety of Alzheimer’s approved activities.
6 CEU Hours
Pre-Approval
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This course was created for a workshop at the Mountain Moot 2013 where participants learned how to create Moodle Lessons. There are three lessons available to try as students and a fourth which was built together as an introduction to lesson construction. I have also included the slideshow presentation used during the course of the workshop.