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ANNOUNCENTS:  OAP-OAP has received a grant from Portland Community College to produce 9 videos about the Activity Professional Field.  These videos were filmed on March 2nd, and can be viewed on YouTube.  We hope you watch and enjoy these short but informative videos:  WHY ACTIVITIES MATTER …. is an overview of the activity profession and why it is important for our residents also additional career information and accreditation associations are listed at the end of the film….   ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT CAN DO JUST ABOUT ANYTHING….is a series of short videos demonstration how to use adaptive equipment from your kitchen or garage and implement these objects in different ways to help people: Cook, Make Jewelry, Enjoy Board Games, Play Cards, Play Dice Games, Building Wood Projects, and Paint.   WHEELCHAIRS SAFELY and ADJUSTMENT FOR PLAY… are two short videos that demonstrate how to use and adapt the wheelchair for freedom of movement and safety.  We hope you will view these 10-short videos and they will add to your professional skills and show you creative ways to use adaptive equipment …and help people do more than they thought they ever could.

GO TO Google:  YouTube address is: https://www.youtube.com/portland community college/connie ratti/ adaptive equipment/activities

New Videos in the editing soon to be posted: include Modified Sports, Easy to do Acts and Craft Ideas, Person Center Care Activities for bed side use and Activity Bags for the Lower Functioning... all videos designed to help you meet the new dementia focus survey guidelines.  All videos will be incorporated into the new training classes, with demonstrations to better understand and function as an Activity Professional.  The field is changing with stronger emphasis on Person Centered Care, Cultural Changes and the implementation of Dementia Focused Surveys and new regulations that are looking for activities as diversional treatments to mood and behavior issues.  What you do is more important than ever.













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