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About NAAP
Founded by Activity Professionals
for Activity Professionals...

NAAP is the only national group that
represents activity professionals in
geriatric settings exclusively. NAAP
serves as a catalyst for both professional
and personal growth and has come to be
recognized by government officials as
the voice of the activity profession on
national issues concerning long-term
care facilities, retirement living, assisted
living, adult day services, and senior
citizen centers. NAAP is nationwide in
scope with a growing membership in
Canada and Bermuda.

The National Association of Activity
Professionals recognizes the following
values:

The quality of life of the
client/resident/participant/patient served
is the primary reason for our services.

The strength of NAAP lies in the diversity
of its members.  NAAP recognizes the
rich cultural, and educational
backgrounds of its members and values
the variety of resources represented.

The strength of NAAP also lies in the
development and promotion of scientific
research which further defines and
supports the activity profession.

NAAP values the development and
maintenance of coalitions with
organizations whose mission is similar to
that of NAAP's for the purposes of
advocacy, research, education, and
promotion of activity services and
activity professionals.

NAAP values members who become
involved at the state and national level
to promote professional standards as well
as encourage employers to recognize
them as professionals.

NAAP affords Activity Professionals
across the country the opportunity to
speak with a common voice...

NAAP successfully worked with members
of Congress to secure a change in the
nursing home reform title of the 1987
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
(OBRA). Through our efforts, it became
mandatory that an activity program,
directed by a qualified professional, be
provided in every nursing home that
receives Medicare and/or Medicaid
funds.

NAAP was the only professional activity
association to participate in HCFA's
workgroups that revised OBRA's
interpretive guidelines now in effect.

NAAP provides assistance at the state
level to promote certification of activity
professionals, working toward uniform
professional standards for activity
practice.
NAAP Mission
Statement
To provide excellence
in support services to
activity professionals
through education,
advocacy, technical
assistance, promotion of
standards, fostering of
research, and peer and
industry relations.
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updated reports on Government
Relations, Special Interests,
International Updates, Professional
Development, Nominations, Standards
of Practice, Financial Updates and a
Membership Report. Along with this
comes an update from our NAAP Board.

Members will also receive a discounted
rate at the Annual Conference which is
held in March/April of each year.

NAAP membership dues are:
Active Membership = $69 USD

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obligation, to monitor and review the
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NAAP; or is defamatory or otherwise
deemed objectionable.

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  1. BEING THE BEST ACTIVITY PROFESSIONAL YOU CAN BE by Diane
    Mockbee, BS,  ADC, NAAP President
  2. Special Event Ideas for February By Debbie R. Bera/ADC, NAAP Public
    Relations Trustee
  3. AGING IN STRIDE By William A. Ruechel BS, Special Interest Group Trustee
    NAAP
  4. Attitude is Everything! By Debbie R. Bera/ADC, NAAP Public Relations Trust
  5. Changing the Culture of Aging: Pioneer Practices in Long Term Care Gaining
    Momentum  By Myrtle Klauer, ADC, CAP
  6. ARE YOU FINANCIALLY FIT? By Mae Petty
  7. The Importance of an Orientation Program for New Residents (The Ten
    Commandments for New Residents)  By Myrtle Klauer, ADC, CAP
  8. Thoughts on Teamwork By Sandy Dole/Special Interests Trustee
  9. Developing a Writing and Reminiscence Program By Kevin M. Kavanaugh,
    MA, Director of Public Affairs, Illinois Council on Long Term Care
  10. Are You Ready for Your State Survey? By Debbie Bera, ADC, Public Relations
    Trustee, NAAP
  11. Change Happens By Mariette Cappuccilli, B.Ed, M.A., NAAP International
    Relations Trustee
  12. Writing a News Release Brenda Scott , ADC, Standards of Practice Trustee
  13. 25 Ways to Celebrate National Activity Professionals Week By Debbie Bera,
    ADC, Public Relations Trustee, NAAP
  14. Celebrate You During National Activity Professionals Week By Debbie Bera,
    ADC, Public Relations Trustee, NAAP
  15. Motivation for the Year By Debbie Bera, ADC, Public Relations Trustee, NAAP
  16. Part 1 :  Incorporating the Six Dimensional Wellness Model Into Your Nursing
    Home/Activity Program by Debbie Bera, ADC, Public Relations Trustee, NAAP
  17. Part 2 :  Incorporating the Six Dimensional Wellness Model Into Your Nursing
    Home/Activity Program by Debbie Bera, ADC, Public Relations Trustee, NAAP
  18. Improving Your Communication Skills by Brenda Scott ADC, NAAP Vice
    President, Standards of Practice Trustee
  19. Laying the Foundation for Successful Intergenerational Programs - By Brenda
    Scott, ADC, NAAP Vice President, Standards of Practice Trustee
  20. Making Summertime Activities Safe and Fun by Myrtle Klauer, ADC, CAP
  21. Recreational Music Making by Troy Lott, ADC, NAAP Membership Trustee
  22. Skills Fair by Mae Petty
  23. The Activity Professional's Role in Preventing the Spread of Flu  By Myrtle
    Klauer, ADC, CAP
  24. Grieving for a Facility Pet by Susan Rauch, BA, ACC, NAAP Professional
    Development
  25. Parachute Packers by Diane Mockbee, ADC, BS
  26. Love Your Crazy Life by Debbie Bear, ADC, Public Relations Trustee, NAAP
  27. Sensory Overload Inservice by Joan Flannigan, ACC, Nominations  Turstee
  28. Intergenerational Programming  by Brenda J. Scott ADC ,  NAAP Vice
    President/Standards of Practice Trustee
  29. Communication with Persons with Dementia   by Diane Mockbee, BS,  ADC,
    NAAP President  
  30. N.A.E.O - National Activity Education Organization - Mae Petty, ADCNAAP
    Treasurer
  31. HIPAA - Where Does It End?  Troy L. Lott, ACC - NAAP Membership Trustee
  32. Let's Party!!! by Patrona R. Turman, ACC, CAVS, NAAP Secretary
  33. Turn a Food Related Event into More Than Just a Social Activity - By Debbie
    Bouknight, ACC, NAAP Public Relations Trustee
  34. Memory Strategies  by Brenda Scott, ADC, NAAP Special Needs
    Liaison/Education Outreach
  35. Blue Star Banners A Proud Tradition - Susan Rauch, BA, ACC, NAAP
    Professional Development
  36. Making Holiday Wishes Come True Myrtle A. Klauer, ADC, CAP,  Director of
    Resident Services ,Illinois Council on Long Term Care, NAAP Member
  37. Providing December Groups With Alternative Activity Ideas Myrtle A. Klauer,
    ADC, CAP,  Director of Resident Services ,Illinois Council on Long Term
    Care, NAAP Member
  38. New Year:  Newly Organized You  by Amy K. Laughlin, BA, ADC, CDP
  39. Making Your Visits More Meaningful – Activities You Can Do While You Visit -
    Debbie R. Bera/ADC, NAAP Vice President
  40. Establish a Professional Image  by Brenda Scott, ADC, NAAP Special Needs
    Liaison/Education Outreach Trustee
  41. Journal in a Jar by Pamela Wessinger, ADC
  42. Special Event Ideas  by Troy Lott, ACC, Director of Activities- Signature
    HealthCARE of Columbia, TN
  43. The Mind, Body and Spirit Rehab Program  by Diane Mockbee, BS,  ADC,
    former NAAP President
  44. Fundraising Ideas to Stretch the Activity Budget by Myrtle A. Klauer, ADC, CAP,  
    Director of Resident Services ,Illinois Council on Long Term Care, NAAP
    Member
  45. Gaining and Keeping Interdepartmental Support by Brenda Scott, ADC, NAAP
    Education Outreach Trustee
  46. Intergenerational Trick-or-Treating by Debbie Bouknight, BS, ACC, CDP,
    NAAP Public Relations Trustee
  47. Making Holiday Wishes Come True by Myrtle Klauer, ADC, CAP, Director of
    Resident Services, Illinois Council on LTC, NAAP Member
  48. Get Organized! by Brenda Scott, ADC, NAAP Member
  49. National Activity Professionals Week:  Give the Gift of Education - Debbie
    Fitzgerald, COTA, Activities Coordinator, Martha & Mary Health Center
  50. Smile - What Goes Around Comes Around by Linda Tucker, ADC, CDP, Brian
    Center, Columbia, SC
  51. Intergenerational Programs by Vanessa Emm, B.A., ACC, NAAP
    Membership/Nominations Trustee
  52. April's Fool Day - Programming Humor Throughout the Month by Debbie
    Bouknight, BS, ACC, CDP, NAAP P/R Trustee
  53. National Association of Activity Professionals - NAAP, Vanessa Emm, BA,
    ACC, NAAP Membership/Nominations Trustee
  54. The Therapeutic and Beneficial Value of Pet Conpanionship by Myrtle Klauer,
    ADC, CAP and Traci Pariti, CTRS
  55. The Therapeutic Value of Humor by Myrtle Klauer, ADC, CAP, Dir of Residents
    Srvcs, IL Council on LTC, NAAP Member
  56. Creative Activity Programming / Not the Same Old Theme, Linda Amoroso,
    ADC, Public Relations, NAAP
  57. Theme Programming Carried Throughout the Month by Debbie Bouknight,
    BS, ACC, CDP, NAAP member
  58. Meeting Residents Needs Through Small Group Programming by Myrtle
    Klauer, ADC, CAP, NAAP member
  59. Empowering Your Resident Council by Myrtle Klauer, ADC, CAP, NAAP
    member
  60. Activity Inservice for Non-Activity Staff
  61. Conferences...An Investment, Not an Expense by Debbie Bouknight, BS, ACC,
    CDP, NAAP member
  62. Creating Activity Kits on a Small Budget by Myrtle Klauer, ADC, CAP, NAAP
    member
  63. Using Limericks for Fun and Information
  64. Announcing Another Option for Certification
  65. Keeping Residents Safe During Outdoor Activities
  66. Enhancing Your Newsletter
  67. The Importance of an Orientation Program for New Residents by Myrtle
    Klauer, ADC, CAP, NAAP member
  68. Time Slips
  69. Blessings by Linda Amoroso, ADC, Public Relations, NAAP