Our Mission

Welcome to The Virginia Association of Activity Professionals website.

The Virginia Association of Activity Professionals (VAAP) is a statewide non-profit organization of persons who are interested in 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.

VAAP’s MISSION:
*  Promote Professional Development

  • Sponsor an Annual Conference and other Educational Workshops
  • Provide Discounted Registrations for Members
  • Unify District Activity Professionals Associations
  • Aid in Statewide Communications
  • Serve as a Legislative Advocate for Activity Professionals at the State Level
  • Problem Solve on an Individual or Collective Basis

Are you new to the field of Activities? Do you work with assisted living residents, nursing home residents, or maybe adult day care clients? Each one of these venues has its own unique set of regulations/guidelines that must be followed to meet state and federal requirements. You will find information on this website about upcoming conferences and workshops across Virginia which are specifically tailored to the needs of the Activity Professional. If we can assist you feel free to contact the VAAP Board or contact the representative from your area, and we will be happy to answer your questions.

The Virginia Association of Activity Professionals is made up of 7 districts. Each district holds regularly scheduled meetings throughout the year. We encourage you to make contact with the representative from your local district and get to know the other activity professionals in your area. Networking locally about programs, entertainment, volunteers, restaurants, etc. can be very helpful to you as you plan your monthly calendars. If you have the best information and training, then your residents will benefit the most from the programs you provide.

As you read through the information on this website please consider becoming a member of the Virginia Association of Activity Professionals. There are many opportunities to increase your professionalism and knowledge by attending any of the VAAP workshops or our annual conference. VAAP members receive substantial discounts on the registration costs of these events. We can also provide information about becoming a nationally certified activity professional. You may also want to increase your professional skills by serving on a state-wide committee, or as a district representative or officer. You will find information about membership to VAAP through links on this website.

On behalf of the VAAP Board, thank you for visiting us today.