Celebrate National Activity Professionals (NAP) Week January 19th – 24th.

IMG_1294Each January, facilities across the nation pause to celebrate the role of activity professionals who play a large part in improving the quality of life for elders across the health care continuum. The leisure and recreational activities they provide touch the lives of many and give new meaning to residents’ lives. 

National Activity Professionals (NAP) Week is January 19th – 24th.   NAP Week was created by the National Association of Activity Professionals (NAAP) to provide a format for facilities to honor and recognize the dedicated activity professionals who contribute significantly to the residents’ quality of life.  This year’s theme is “Gateway to Activities”. 

Johnson Memorial Health Services’ Activity Department has kept the residents busy year round with many trips, musical guests, visitors from the Dawson-Boyd school, and outings to local surrounding areas.  Some of the residents’ favorite things to participate in are playing cards, coffee time, baking, countless games like bingo and bowling, and now Wii games have become more and more popular.  The residents also look forward to special themed get-togethers and musical guests each month.

Johnson Memorial Health Services would like to recognize our Activities Staff which includes: Manager Gail Ochsendorf, Diane Seefeld, Marlys Heath, Kiana Ochsendorf, Sallianne Larson, Lisa Dufrane, Nancy Fosse, & Dusty the dog.  Their hard work and dedication to providing quality activities to our residents give them an enhanced sense of pride and appreciation. Thank you for all you do!