Innovations in Activities for the Elderly: Proceedings of the National Association of Activity Professionals Convention, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Innovations in Activities for the Elderly

Proceedings of the National Association of Activity Professionals Convention, 1st Edition


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Concrete directions for programming and reasons for developing and refining such programs.

Table of Contents

Contents The Settings in Which You Work

  • Goals of This Meeting
  • Goal of Your Association
  • Improving Programming With New Ideas
  • The Use of Community Resources
  • Interdisciplinary Teamwork
  • Into Aging-A Simulation Game
  • Networking: How to Use What You’ve Got to Get More of What You Want
  • The Difference an Idea Makes: The Art of Brainstorming
  • A Sample Session
  • Session Follow-up
  • Residents in the Giving Role
  • Early Visits
  • A Resident-Built Surprise
  • Speaker’s Bureau
  • Making Connections Between the School System and the Nursing Home
  • Intergenerational Mixing
  • The Day Room Program at Westmoreland Manor Nursing Home, Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Stated Objectives of the Day Room
  • Stated Role of Floor Aides
  • Day Room Schedule
  • Utilization Review Board Study
  • Effect of the Day Room on Residents
  • Effect of the Day Room on Nursing Home Administration
  • Effect of The Day Room on Families and Nursing Home
  • Placement
  • Summary
  • Reality Therapy in the Convalescent Home
  • Programming for Optimum Health and Wellness
  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Mental
  • Spiritual
  • Innovative “Resident Volunteer” Programming
  • The Good Samaritan Program: Patients as Volunteers
  • Veteranship for Nursing Home Residents: Integrating Residents Into Volunteer Services
  • Resident Volunteers RSVP of Wichita, Kansas
  • Homebound
  • Veteranship
  • The Activity Coordinator as Environmental Press
  • Activities and Life Satisfaction
  • Conclusion
  • Organizing a Men’s Club
  • Reasons and Needs for a Men’s Club
  • Planning for Meetings
  • The Meetings and Their Content Values of Men’s Clubs
  • Art Therapy With the Institutionalized Older Adult
  • Portraits
  • Conclusions
  • Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology