Re-Creative Resources
By Kimberly Grandal, BA, CTRS, ACC, Executive Director
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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

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

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.
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.
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•        Today’s Activity Professionals, many of whom are nationally certified by the
National Certification Council for Activity Professionals, plan, implement and evaluate
person-centered, meaningful activities, specifically adapted to meet the needs and
interests of each resident/elder/client.
•        Activity Professionals primarily work with elders or adults with disabilities, in a
variety of settings. (long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, senior centers,
senior apartment complexes, adult medical day centers, and community-based
•        Activity Professionals provide thorough assessment, care planning, and
evaluation for each resident/client/elder.
•        Activity professionals are skilled professionals who plan, develop and deliver
quality recreational and life-enriching programs.
•        Therapeutic activity services may include pet therapy, music, exercise,
intergenerational programs, community outings, creative-expressive programs,
cognitively challenging games, cultural programs, educational opportunities, spirituality,
clubs and special events, programs for individuals with cognitive impairment, domestic
activities, and so much more.
•        Activity Professional training prepares them to work with individuals who have a
variety of needs, interests, abilities, and backgrounds.
•        Various Activity Professional training, education, and experience is required to
meet state and CMS regulations.
•        Activity Professionals certified by NCCAP (National Certification Council for Activity
Professionals) receive specific training in the field. The Modular Education Program for
Activity Professionals (MEPAP 2nd Ed.) is a fantastic class that teaches Activity
Professionals a wide variety of skills and knowledge needed to provide individualized,
quality, meaningful activities.
•        Many Activity Professionals have varying college degrees and are not only NCCAP
certified but also certified in areas such as Recreational Therapy, Music Therapy,
Horticultural Therapy, Laughter Therapy, Remotivation Therapy and so on.
•        Activity Professionals are an integral part of the interdisciplinary care plan team.
•        Activity Professionals are caring, compassionate, creative, resourceful, energetic,
and multi-skilled individuals who are an invaluable resource to any health care facility or