Activity Professionals Week
Activity professionals are individuals who are responsible for establishing activity programs that meet the social, physical, cognitive, and emotional needs of residents under their care. These dedicated individuals provide a variety of services that help enrich the lives of seniors through community involvement, mental stimulation, and support for the physical and mental well-being of patients and residents.
In 2013, Activity Professionals Week is celebrated from January 20 to 26. During this special week, we recognize activity professionals everywhere and their contribution to residents’ quality of life in long-term care facilities.
“The Activity Department is the lifeline of a skilled nursing facility that helps set the tone, spirit, and attitude within a facility,” said Terry Edwards, Activity Director at Golden LivingCenter – Greenville. “As an activity professional, we are responsible for developing a successful activity program that improves and encourages a greater quality of life for residents through original and engaging activities.”