The Art of Engagement

The Art of Engagement

The Art of Engagement by Debbie Hommel, ACC/MC/EDU, CTRS The room is full of people. Music is playing. Activity items are on the tables. Staff are in the room. But are the people engaged? Are they participating? Or are they just there? This is the question being...
Memories are Made of These

Memories are Made of These

by Debbie Hommel, ACC/MC/EDU, CTRS One of the easiest and most effective activities for the activity professional to conduct is reminiscing. Long term memories are a known strength in elders of all functional levels and for many, recalling experiences from the past is...
Oh the Places You’ll Go – NAPW

Oh the Places You’ll Go – NAPW

National Activity Professional Week Oh the Places You’ll Go 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...