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
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RECREATION DEPARTMENT
R.A.V.E. Program
Resident-Assisted Volunteer Enrichment Program

POLICY
It is the policy of this facility to offer residents the opportunity to volunteer their service by
participating in the R.A.V.E. Program. Resident Volunteer Services usually consist of
independent projects (hanging up calendars and flyers, hosting special events,
providing one-to-one visits, participating in a fund-raiser, changing the reality orientation
boards, caring for facility animals or fish, etc.)

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
1.       To offer opportunity for productivity and a sense of purpose
2.       To offer opportunity for resident to resident interaction and socialization
3.       To offer opportunity for empowerment
4.       To increase self esteem and self respect
5.       To offer opportunity for decision-making and responsibility
6.       To increase opportunity for individualized activity

PROVIDER OF CARE
Resident Volunteers (with assistance of the Recreation/facility Staff as needed)
              
PARTICIPANT CRITERIA/ABILITY LEVEL
Residents with moderate to no cognitive impairment may volunteer. Note: Residents
with cognitive impairment must have family or guardian grant permission and may
require additional supervision.

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
One to One or small groups

SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT
Will vary according to the individual interests and needs: talking book machines, radios,
portable VCR etc. books, music tapes, videos/movies, cards, board games, craft
supplies, talking books, crossword puzzle books etc.

PROGRAM DURATION
Anywhere from 30-60 minutes or as needed

PROCEDURES
The Recreation Staff will¼
1.       Identify residents who would be interested in becoming R.A.V.E  Program  
Volunteer
2.       Remind residents of their right to refuse to provide work-related services for the
facility
3.       Identify residents who would greatly benefit from increased one to one visits
4.       Provide orientation and training to R.A.V.E. Program Volunteers as needed
5.       Have R.A.V.E. Volunteers sign a “R.A.V.E. Program Permission” Form and keep in
the Recreation Office.
6.       Incorporate all R.A.V.E arrangements into the comprehensive care plan
7.       Record attendance for all participants
8.       Provide all supplies and assistance as needed including transporting and
supervision
9.       If available, provide a Volunteer name tag, smock, special buttons, or t-shirts
10.   Include R.A.V.E. Volunteers in recognition programs for facility Volunteers
                              
EVALUATION
1.  Monitor service consumption
2.  Monitor individual resident responses to
visits