Re-Creative Resources
By Kimberly Grandal, BA, CTRS, ACC, Executive Director
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KIMBERLY GRANDAL
Executive Director
Re-Creative Resources
About Kim

Kimberly Grandal, Founder
and Executive Director of Re-
Creative Resources, Inc., is a
strong advocate for the field of
Therapeutic Recreation and
Activities, with over fifteen
years of experience working
with the elderly in numerous
management and consultant
positions.  She is an Activity
Consultant Certified and a
Certified Therapeutic
Recreation Specialist. Kim is a
member of the New Jersey
Activity Professionals
Association and the New
Jersey/Eastern Pennsylvania
Therapeutic Recreation
Association.

In 1990, Kim graduated from
William Paterson University
with a BA in Sociology and
later studied gerontology
courses at Union County
College and Therapeutic
Recreation courses at Kean
University. Throughout her
career, Kim has been the
Director of Therapeutic
Recreation for several long-
term care facilities, including
one of NJ’s largest.

In 2006, Kim founded Re-
Creative Resources Inc. She is
a speaker for various state and
local activity associations such
as NJAPA, MOCAP, and
NJACA, as well as the Society
of Licensed Nursing Home
Administrators of NJ. She also
offers lectures for Re-Creative
Resources Inc., local colleges,
and community groups, and
provides consultation and
support to numerous facilities
in the state.

Kim is the editor and writer for
the “The Rec-Room", a
monthly newsletter published
by her company. In addition,
she writes monthly articles for
the Activity Directors Office
newsletter, and has contributed
articles to Creative Forecasting
Magazine, and The
Continuing Care Insite
newsletter.

Kim is a recipient of the
Kessler Institute of
Rehabilitation 1997 Triumph
of the Human Spirit Award.  
Her passion is to promote the
field of Therapeutic
Recreation and Activities and
to unite Recreation Therapists
and Activity Professionals. Kim
currently serves on the NJAPA
board as the Chairperson for
the Legislation Committee.
About
Re-Creative
Resources Inc.

Re-Creative Resources, Inc. is
committed to enhancing the
lives of long-term care
residents through the use of
Therapeutic Recreation. We
provide a variety of services
such as Therapeutic
Recreation seminars,
in-services, resources, form
development, program analysis
and development,
consultation, and support for
activity professionals and
recreational therapists. A
selection of downloadable
training materials and forms
are available for your
convenience as well as a free
job posting site.
Subscribe to Kimberly's Newsletter
See Kim's You-Tube videos (Click Here)
Recreation Safety Tips

  ALL arts and craft supplies (markers, glue, etc.) will be non-toxic and will remain in a
locked closet when not in use. For residents who enjoy independent use of these
items, a locked drawer or area will be provided on an individual basis.

  Sharp objects, such as scissors, needles, knitting needles etc. will be kept in a
locked area when not in use.  These sharp objects will be closely monitored during use
in an activity.

  Nail polish remover, aromatherapy oils, etc. will be kept in a locked area when not in
use.

  A Material Data Safety Sheet (MSDS) must be available for all potentially hazardous
supplies that may be ingested such as glue, paint, Aromatherapy oils, etc.  Please do
not purchase or bring in supplies such as these, without getting approval from the
Director of Assistant Director of Recreation.  We must have an MSDS for each product.  
A Recreation MSDS book is available in the Recreation Office.  

  Resident limitations will always be considered and monitored closely during activity
programs.

  Monitor residents closely during a cooking program to ensure residents do not get
burned or injury themselves with knives, potato peelers etc.

   If an incident occurs, it will be reported to the Nurse Manager and Director or
Assistant Director of Recreation. An incident report will then be completed.

  Recreation staff is to report to the Charge Nurse when leaving the day room for any
reason. Residents are not to be left unattended in the dayroom!

  Follow all facility policies and procedures for fall prevention, abuse prevention,
elopement prevention, fire drills, evacuation plans, smoking, etc.

  When in doubt-ASK! It’s better to be safe than sorry!