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November 22, 2017

For many activity professionals and therapeutic recreation specialists, time is of the essence. We face many demands and wear many hats. We may not have time to do our own personal errands, let alone have time to attend courses for continuing education hours. Some activity professionals live in more remote areas in which they are hours away from the nearest conference. I’ve recently stumbled upon a website, (more like a lifesaver), that allows you to earn your CEU’s in the comfort of your own home, Smartceushub.com.

Two things that intrigued me almost immediately:

  1. The convenience factor

  2. The affordability of each CEU course offered. Not only are the courses inexpensive in comparison to other sites I’ve visited, they also have interesting topics.

Some of the topics offered currently are:

Creating A Safe and Effective Exercise/ Movement Program

Effective Leadership

Inclusive Physical Activity

   The site has many more courses focused on understanding our clients needs. Their mission...

November 21, 2017

Looking for a discussion group to keep your residents intrigued??? How about playing "Questions That Make You Think" Ask them the questions below and have them share their answers. 

What would you bring with you if you were transported back to the 1700s?

What would you do if you saw  you saw teenagers bullying a child?

What would you do if you were out at a restaurant and found your best friends spouse kissing someone else? Would you approach them? Tell your friend?

If you were invisible for a day, how would you spend it? Where would you go, what would you do? 

If you had a sickness that would be sure to take away your ability to taste, and only have one day left of working taste buds, what food would you choose to eat?

Would you rather be smart and ugly or beautiful and dumb?

Imagine you can have any superpower. What would you choose?

If you woke up and realized you were a star in your favorite movie, what movie would it be?

If you could sit down and talk to one person, either living or deceas...

November 19, 2017

1) Who doesn't enjoy a tv dinner every once in a while? But does anyone know how the idea originated in 1953? Well, Swanson overshot the amount of Turkeys they would sell on that particular Thanksgiving. This resulted in having over 26 tons of turkey breasts! So, one very creative employee at Swanson made the brilliant decision to slice up the meat and repackage it with some tasty sides. It ended up becoming such a popular sell that Swanson created many more varieties of frozen meals. 

2) Female turkeys, which are called hens can only cackle. Only male turkeys, called Toms, can gobble. 

3) We have Abe Lincoln to be thankful for....He was the president whom issued a Thanksgiving Proclamation declaring the last Thursday in November as the national day of Thanksgiving. 

4) One Turkey Is Left Unscathed- Since 1947 the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation is a ceremony at the White House  a few days before Thanksgiving in which a turkey is pardoned from being slaughtered by the President...

November 19, 2017

It is truly important that we are following through with the current changes to the CMS manual. For information on new changes be sure to go : 

Https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/GuidanceforLawsAndRegulations/Downloads/Advance-Appendix-PP-Including-Phase-2-.pdf?fref=gc 

November 18, 2017

Hello everyone! The holiday season is coming quickly. I wanted to share three pages from my downloadable booklet, Shout It Out Loud: Holiday Edition. I hope your residents enjoy!  

GUESS THE HOLIDAY FILM BASED ON EACH QUOTE!

“ Uh, since the United States govrment declares this man to be Santa Claus, this court will note dispute it. Case dismissed!”

Answer: Miracle on 34th Street

“ What is Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?”.

Answer: How The Grinch Stole Christmas

“ Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel get’s his wings.”

Answer: It’s A Wonderful Life

“ You’ll shoot your eye out kid!”.

Answer: A Christmas Story

“ It’s a one year membership to the Jelly of the Month Club.”

Answer: Christmas Vacation.

“ If you’re really Santa Claus you can get it for me. And if you can’t, you’re only a nice man with a white beard like my mother says.”

Answer: Miracle on 34th Street

“ Fifteen shillings a week, a wife and five children…And h...

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