The Activity Professional's Notebook

Tips and articles relevant for today's Activity Professional
A Wish to Honor the Spirit Within

A Wish to Honor the Spirit Within

A Wish to Honor the Spirit Within by Debbie Hommel, ACC/MC/EDU, CTRS      Active engagement is often the goal of many of the activities and interventions offered by the activity professional. Our program success is evaluated by how involved our elders become and the...

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B is for Bingo

B is for Bingo

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...

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Spring Time is Garden Time

Spring Time is Garden Time

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...

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Adapting Activities for Success

Adapting Activities for Success

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...

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Activities: Going With the Flow

Activities: Going With the Flow

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...

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