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March 24 – 27, 2020                              Marriott Newport News, City Center

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The 2020 VAAP conference hosted by the Hampton Roads District will be held at the Marriott in Newport News City Center, March 24-27, 2020.  The Marriott is located right in the middle of Newport News Town Center at 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606 Hotel: 757-873-9299, and has many restaurants within walking distance, and attractions just a few miles away such as Busch Gardens theme park, Historic Williamsburg / Jamestown and outlet stores.  (Room rates will be $115. +tax per night).

Registration rates: VAAP Member/$300, NON-VAAP Member $400.  The 3 day conference includes continuing education hours, networking opportunities, breakfast, lunch and much more.  While you do NOT have to be a member to attend, joining VAAP would offer a substantial discount. 

There will also be a PRE conference held on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.  This plans to be 6 different themed areas of programming to include: creative, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual and community integration.  Each participant will have the ability to share their ideas as well as will interact with others to form a vast resource manel/tool to take back to their facility and be able to implement into their program.  We encourage Directors to send your Activity Assistants to the TUESDAY program, as they are often holding down the fort while the directors attend the three-day (Wed – Friday) event.

***specific times, session subjects and prices for each will be posted in upcoming communications.  Plan now to attend!!!

Newport News City Center (Oyster Point)

The 2020 VAAP Conference is located right in the middle of Newport News City Center which boasts several fabulous restaurants within walking district to include;

Attractions include:

>>>>> 20 minutes to downtown Colonial Williamsburg

>>>>> 17 miles to Busch Gardens

>>>>> 40 miles to the Oceanfront in Virginia Beach

Bring the family and stay for the weekend!!!!

****VAAP Special – IF you are a CURRENT VAAP member and can recruit a NEW VAAP member, VAAP will give you $5.00 your next renewal – have the person place your name on their VAAP membership application.  IF you are NOT a current VAAP member and decide to rejoin VAAP (see website for all the VAAP member benefits), VAAP will also give you a $5.00 discount (once prior membership is confirmed). PLEASE Note: To pay by credit card email vaaptreasurer@gmail.com, for an invoice to pay using PayPal.

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March 24 – 27, 2020

Marriott Newport News City Center

The 2020 VAAP conference hosted by the Hampton Roads District will be held at the Marriott in Newport News City Center, March 24-27, 2020.    The conference includes continuing education hours, networking opportunities, breakfast, lunch and much more.  While you do NOT have to be a member to attend, joining VAAP would offer a substantial discount.  We’d love to have you participate in that as well. Come for a day or stay all three.

KEEP watching for more details of the 2020 conference

Spring 2021

Hosted by SWVAAP will be held in/near – Lynchburg, VA

The 2019-2020 VAAP Membership is due BEFORE July 1, 2019.

In addition to the discounted fee on the annual VAAP conference, this years dues will include:

FREE educational webinars

The VAAP VOICE, a publication for the professionals in Virginia

Links to numerous activity resource websites

and much much more… be looking for the updated renewal form


The VAAP is beginning a new chapter in their association. Change is sometimes hard, yet a new leaf can be just the breathe of fresh air needed to move forward in meeting the needs of those within the profession.

For 40 years the VAAP has been in existence, offering different types of educational opportunities, member discounts, professional support and much more. With the evolution of technology coupled with the increasing limits within facility budgets, its imperative that the VAAP reach out to their members and potential members to see “HOW WE CAN HELP”.

The VAAP Board is a VOLUNTEER group of elected individuals that work full-time jobs in the profession as well as serve in the capacity of association officers. At their spring 2019 board of directors meeting they voted to contract out the responsibility of retaining and recruiting membership/interest within the association. Having a dedicated individual to serve in this capacity can only help enhance the association values and mission to provide their members with promoting the quality of life in all geriatric settings. VAAP serves as a catalyst for both professional and personal growth and provides a state voice on aging and long-term care issues.

So, we ask you…How can we help?