Developing Guiding Statements

Developing Guiding Statements

John Lennon once said “How can I go forward if I don’t know which way I am facing?”. This is a profound thought on many levels. The activity profession is a fast paced profession. Once we have one activity planned, we are quickly on to the next. It...
Springing Forward with Gardening Programs

Springing Forward with Gardening Programs

Springing Forward with Gardening Programs By Debbie Hommel, ACC/MC/EDU, CTRS The warm weather, sunny skies and desire to be outdoors is a common inspiration to introduce gardening programs within our communities. Many activity professionals get very excited and...
Knowledge + Power = Activity Professional

Knowledge + Power = Activity Professional

Knowledge + Power = Activity Professional By Debbie Hommel, ACC/MC/EDU, CTRS As a paid profession, the world of therapeutic activities in long term care is a relatively new one, having been formally in existence just forty-four years. The term “activities” was...
Boys Night Out – Activities for Male Gender

Boys Night Out – Activities for Male Gender

Boys Night Out by Debbie Hommel, ACC/MC/EDU, CTRS It is safe to say that the majority of residents in our care communities are female.  Understandably,  our programming reflects this with many activities and topics focusing on interests of women.  Although the men may...