Recreation Activity Resources

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Program Development

  • Individual and Group Program Development
  • Individual and Group Program Implementation
  • Individual and Group Program Evaluation
  • Leisure Education
  • Leisure Awareness
  • Knowledge of Adapted Equipment
  • Activity Analysis
  • Special Events Planning
  • Adapted Activities- Games, Arts & Crafts, etc.
  • Sensory Stimulation- Integration
  • Alternative Therapies- e.g., Music Therapy, Therapeutic Horseback Riding, Aqua Therapy, Drama Therapy, Pet Therapy, etc.

Activity Analysis:  How It Works-$64.95

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8 Contact Hours
Pre Approval
NCCAP 27188-15

The Activity Analysis is a very important part of providing effective
activities for your residents/clients. It is used to breakdown activities
into components or domains that will help the Recreation Therapist/
Activity Director understand what is required from the activity.
Understanding the breakdown of an activity will help create an
effective activity program and to better meet the needs of your
residents. I have combined three different activity analysis formats
to create one extremely effective format to help the Recreation
Therapist/Activity Director understand how to evaluate activities.

 Objectives:

  • Understand the format of the activity analysis
  • Understand different types of activities and how they breakdown into specific components. 
  • Learning how to effectively use the activity analysis in your programming.

Activities From All Angles-$64.95

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8 Contact Hours
Pre Approval
NCCAP 30559-15  

This workshop will present the participant with exciting recreation/activity
ideas to improve any therapeutic recreation program/or activity professional’s
calendar. The topics will include physical games, cognitive games, sensory
stimulation, leisure education, musical, and themed events, activities that
involve staff, clubs, and reminiscing activity ideas. This workshop will be
jammed packed with recreation/activity ideas to implement into your
recreation/activity programs.

Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of having a variety of activities.
  • Understand different types of physical games, cognitive games, sensory stimulation, and themed parties, activities that involve staff, clubs, and reminiscing activity ideas. 
  • Understanding of how to adapt an activity.

Activities and Ideas For Working With People With Dementia- $64.95

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Instructor:  Gloria Hoffner BA, ADC, AC-BC

 

8 Contact Hours
Pre Approval
NCCAP 31302-15

The purpose of this course is to give therapeutic and activity
professionals and their staff knowledge of dementia and real world activities
and solutions to use with people with dementia. It will include descriptions
of the condition, the latest research on dementia and projections of the
impact on the population, hands-on activity ideas in music, visual arts,
physical arts, and web sources for organizations that serve people with
dementia.Purpose: To know the three most common kinds of dementia, to
learn how to create activities designed to serve residents in the early, middle,
and late stages of dementia and to instruct staff in the proper way to
respond to residents with dementia.

Objectives:

  • Students will know the three most common forms of dementia.
  • Students will be able to organize and carry out with people with dementia: a music program; a visual arts program and a physical arts program.
  • Students will be able to design activities for residents/patients/or clients with early onset, mid-level, and later stages of dementia.

Aromatherapy Assistant- $32.95

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4 Contact Hours
Pre Approval
NCCAP 26082-15

 

The use of aromas in programming is an important sensory stimulation
technique to use with residents in all settings, especially with residents
who have Dementia/Alzheimer’s disease and/or bed bound. This session
will provide the breakdown of various techniques for utilizing aromas in
activities.

Objectives:

  • Understanding and breaking down of aromatherapy and essential oils.
  • Providing various activity ideas that utilize aromatherapy.

Livin Up Your Exercise Program- $48.95

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6 Contact Hours
Pre Approval
NCCAP 28110-15

 

Physical activities are important to maintain our senior’s health. Once way
to accomplish this is to implement a daily exercise/fitness regime into
monthly activity calendar. This exercise program needs to be exciting and
different, to keep your seniors interest. The course will give you exercise activity
ideas as well as books and videos suggestions to make your exercise program
exciting!

Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of the exercise/fitness program.
  • Understand different types of exercise programs.
  • Learning about other sources for your exercise program using video and books

The Morphing Of A Recreation Activity- $32.95

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4 Contact Hours
Pre Approval
NCCAP 30561-15

 

Balloon Volleyball always works but why not adapt it to make a new exciting
game!!! It is an important skill for an Activity Professional or Therapeutic
Recreation Specialist to learn how to effectively adapt activities. All activity ideas
can be successfully modified to create new activities. So ask yourself these 8
questions to help change up those tried and true activities and make some
new out of something old!!!

Objectives:

  • To explain the procedure on how to adapt activities.
  • To evaluate and determine ways to adapt various activities domains.

Music And Memories- $32.95

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Instructor:  Gloria Hoffner BA, ADC, AC-BC

 

4  Contact Hours
Pre Approval
NCCAP 31162-15

Music and Memories will explain the science behind why everyone
remembers the songs from their childhood, how music can serve a community
of different ages and cultures and will provide ideas for games and
sing-a-longs to involve everyone in the creative arts.

Objectives:

  • Give the reasons why a music program will benefit residents/or clients.
  • Know how to choose appropriate music for all residents/or clients.
  • Know fun ways to engage residents/or clients in music.
  • Be able to add several new music programs to their department offerings for residents/or clients.

Science For Seniors- $64.95

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Instructor:  Gloria Hoffner BA, ADC, AC-BC

 

8 Contact Hours
Pre Approval
NCCAP 31141-16

We are never too old to learn! Scientific research has proven that the healthy
human brain continues to learn throughout our entire lifetime and that learning improves our brain health. This workshop will provide the Activity Director with the reason science should be a part of every department offerings, how to set up a program from idea to supplies to conclusion, and how to use every day materials for safe and inexpensive programs.

Objectives:

  • To understand the benefit to residents of incorporating science into the activity calendar.
  • To be able to create, design and complete a year’s worth of monthly science programs.

The Development Of Protocols To Address Programming Issues- $64.95

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Instructor:  Victoria Salter MA, TRS/TXC

 

8 Contact Hours
Pre Approval
CTRAC 30002-15

Without protocols, a practitioner has the tendency not to develop any system, which result in programming issues. Presenters will discuss the systematic approach to programming planning. Utilizing the systems approach, the practitioner will be able to assess the needs of their people they are serving, determine how to use the information from their assessments to develop the overall goal of their program. Once an overall goal is determined then the practitioner will learn how to develop, which protocols are needed to address issues or barriers that prevent accomplishing the overall goal.

Objectives

  • Participants will learn the importance of assessment of the individual person to address any possible individual programming issues.
  • Will comprehend the understanding why the information about their assessment process is needed to determine the overall program goal.
  • Will be able to demonstrate the systems approach to programming.
  • Will be able to develop an overall goal for a program.
  • Will be able to develop protocols that will help to address programming issues.

Therapeutic Activities For All Seasons- $64.95

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8 Contact Hours
Pre Approval
NCCAP 30560-15

People who reside in Long Term Care Facilities come from a variety of
background and carry with them an even wider range of recreational
interests. In order to maintain quality of life the facility’s Recreation Therapist/or Activity Professional must be prepared to offer the client a wide variety of recreational and therapeutic activities.
This workshop using a hands-on approach to learning will provide
the participants with at least forty new/or recycled ideas to enhance their
programming skills.

Objectives:

  • Explore/identify additional leisure outlets that can be adapted for any seasonal occasion.
  • Explore new leisure outlets/activities for groups and individual programs.
  • Demonstrate your awareness of exploring new leisure outlets through creativity.
  • Increase opportunities for cognitive functioning using a variety of activities as a therapeutic modality.
  • Update your activity library with new leisure challenges.

Transport To Adventure- $48.95

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Instructor:  Gloria Hoffner BA, ADC, AC-BC

 

6 Contact Hours
Pre Approval
NCCAP 31281-15

This course will instruct activity professionals how to design,
set-up, do research and run a travel program as either one hour, a week
long celebration or a monthly event. It will include the latest demographic
data showing the reasons a program will benefit residents and staff, as
well as ideas on food, photos, music, dance, games, trivia and fun facts.

Objectives:

  • The student will know how to select a country for a travel program.
  • Where to find information about the country.
  • How to select music and foods from the country.
  • How to involve residents of different ages as well as staff members in an educational travel program.