The Activity Professional's Notebook

Tips and articles relevant for today's Activity Professional

B is for Bingo

by Debbie Hommel, ACC/MC/EDU, CTRS B-5.  N-37. G-51.  Most activity professionals could call bingo in their sleep.  Many activity professionals don’t like bingo.   Recently, on social media, there has been much debate on the value of bingo.  Many naysayers have said...

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Spring Time is Garden Time

by Debbie Hommel, ACC/MC/EDU, CTRS As the earth warms up, days get longer and the seed catalogs begin to arrive - the activity professional may begin to schedule gardening programs into the monthly schedule.  Indoor and outdoor gardening can prove to be a therapeutic...

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Adapting Activities for Success

by Debbie Hommel, ACC/MC/EDU, CTRS One of our goals as activity professionals is to offer our residents or clients an opportunity to continue life long interests and leisure pursuits.  Unfortunately, most of our residents and clients arrive in our centers and...

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Activities: Going With the Flow

By Debbie Hommel, ACC/MC/EDU, CTRS Happiness.  A good life.  A meaningful life.  What does it truly mean to be happy and engaged in the world around us?  What is the measure of happiness?  How can we tell if someone is content and having a good quality of life?  With...

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