2020 VAAP PRE-conference

SAVE THE DATE – TUESDAY, March 24, 2020

8:30 -9:00 – Registration  

9:00 AM -5:15 PM – Pre-Conference Workshop – 6 CE (separate fee – $125.00)

9:00 – 9:15 – Welcome, Tina Guthrie, ADC/MC

9:15 – 10:15 – Gardening, Tina Guthrie, ADC/MC -This session will give ideas on how to incorporate gardening into your activity schedule through a variety of ways – indoors, outdoors, as well as, one to ones. 

10:25 – 11:25 – GamesLaurie Hawkins, ADC – Be prepared to revisit your childhood! We will be playing a variety of games you know and love, on a GIANT scale that your clients/participants/residents will also enjoy! This is a full participation session!

11:35 – 12:35 – Men’s ActivitiesRobin Cooper, BA –  In this session, we will look constructively at what activities are currently being offered to the men in our programs – “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.” Working together, we will share “The Good” successful activities and offer suggestions for improvements for those that are “Bad and Ugly.”

12:45– 1:30 Box Lunch Provided

1:40 – 2:40 – Musical ActivitiesTricia Geary, BMT/ACC – This session will share ways to engage your residents and have fun with music.

2:50 – 3:50 – ReminiscingVicky Surash, MS, MS, ACC/EDU/MC, CADDCT, CDP – Do you have limited resources and planning time?  What if you could run the same program, just in a different way, across functioning levels? In this session, we will explore reminiscing with visuals (in this case cooking items and postcards) and discuss how to use this technique for many types of programs. 

4:00 – 5:00 – Intellectual Activities, Cindy Bradshaw, MS – The mind is an amazing tool, in fact one of the most amazing tool a person will ever have.  Based on the “Use it or Lose it” concept, this session will introduce right brain/left brain activities to use with your clients.  Participants will play the games themselves and express an understanding of how to share these ideas with others.

5:00 – 5:15 – Wrap-Up and Distribution of Certificates of AttendanceTina Guthrie, ADC/MC


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