The Activity Professional's Notebook

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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...

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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...

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People, Purpose and Passion – NAPW

People, Purpose and Passion – NAPW

National Activity Professional Week People, Purpose and Passion By Debbie Hommel, ACC/MC/EDU, CTRS The New Year signifies new beginnings. For the activity professional, it is a time to re-group and get organized after one of our busiest seasons. It is also the month...

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Individualized vs. Non vs. I Care Plans

Individualized vs. Non vs. I Care Plans

Individualized vs. Non-Individualized vs. I Care Plans by Debbie Hommel, ACC/MC/EDU, CTRS There has been a lot of discussion on social media about individualized and person centered care plans of late. Is it new? What do I have to do differently? Can I see an example?...

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Gratitude is a Virtue

Gratitude is a Virtue

Gratitude is a Virtue by Debbie Hommel, ACC/MC/EDU, CTRS Is the glass is half full or half empty?  Do you believe the sun will come out tomorrow?  Whatever happens, good or bad, can you find the positive in things?  Even in your darkest hour, can you find something to...

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