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Moore-Few Care Center has been having a theme meal which is coordinated through their activity department and dietary department.  The dining room is decorated accordingly.  Staff will dress the part and special music is played during the meal.  Families are invited also.  Once all residents are served staff then get their food and sit down and eat with the residents.  This has been fun not only for the residents but staff also.  Who wouldn’t enjoy a trip to Italy, lunch in the Orient, Octoberfest,, a 50’s diner, a Mexican fiesta, etc?  Denise Miller, ADC, MCAD, CDP  Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, MO.


Ash Grove Healthcare Facility in their special care unit they have been doing a read aloud group that the residents seem to really enjoy and those who do not enjoy will be set in a different place in the common area using old tackle boxes or tool boxes they have fixed up with a theme.  They have made a plumbing box, fishing box, sewing box and a kitchen gadget box.  This works well to entertain those residents that are more into rummaging.  They have a 20 bed special care unit and 68 beds for total facility and independent living apartments.  They orient all their new employees with having some time with each supervisor.  For activities portion F Tag 248 known that as a team we all are to do some portion of activities with our residents during each 24 hours.  Rebecca York, ADC MCAD  Ash Grove Healthcare, Ash Grove, MO


Jordan Creek Nursing Home will have a garden day where they will have the resident put together with the volunteers a flower bed with the cost of about $300.00.  They will take care of the flower bed for the summer.  Lynette Adams, ADC, MCAD, CDP Jordan Creek Nursing Home, Springfield, MO.


Willow Care Nursing Home Activities is looking forward to a busy may when they celebrate National Nursing Home Week.  They are planning their own State Fair for the “Small World with a Big Heart” theme, complete with fair decorations, carnival games, fair food and a party to finish the week.  Some of their special events will include a homemade ice cream social, Pie Day and a cookout with a local band to play.  Other May plans include a mother’s day garden party and some fun activities for Derby Day.  All in all they are staying busy with their wonderful residents at Willow Care in Willow Springs.  Patti Sexton, Activity Director Willow Care Nursing Home, Willow Springs, MO.


Magnolia Square’s upcoming National Nursing Home Week will have various festivities each day.  Farm and western day with farm animals, games and programs, music entertainment.  New group formingis Tami Harris, Lisa Thompson and Jan with Hospice, Tina with Americare-Memories in the making, a program of creative art expression for Alzheimer’s and dementia related disorders for the Springfield, greater Missouri area.  Groups will be held beginning in May at 3 different senior centers for 8 week programs.  Frequent mailings and phone calls being made to up our membership and not let the ADAM association dwendel, got to keep the word out there to get our young Activities Directors involved and be more knowledgeable.  The importance of keeping each other informaed and share ideas and knowledge to each other.  Tami Harris, Ozark Chapter President, State Member at Large ADC, MCAD, ACBC, CDP Magnolia Square, Springfield, MO.


Betty Hancock is graduating most of her MEPAP students at this time.  She can start students at any time as the classes are correspondence through Missouri State University In Springfield, MO.  Office # 417-678-4764 and cell #417-236-3324.


Our meetings for the year have begun.

Jan. 26th at Salt River Nursing Home in Shelbina, Dayna Power, A.D., facility phone #573-588-4175

March 22 at Knox County Nursing Home in Edina, Kristi Tarpein, A.D. - facility phone # 660-397-2282

April 22 Queen Pageant at Clarence Care Center in Clarence, Holly Beall, A.D.   Starts at 2:00pm  facility phone # 660-699-2118

May 24 at LaPlata Nursing Home in La Plata, Rejena Franke, A.D., facility phone 660-332-4315

July 26 at Clarence Care Center in Clarence, Holly Beall, A.D.,  facility phone # 660-699-2118

Sept 27 at Loch Haven Nursing Home in Macon, Cameron Christoffer, A.D.,  facility phone #660-385-3113

Nov. 22 at Scotland County Care Center in Memphis, Tammy Hammond, A.D., facility phone #660-465-7221

We are happy to have new activity directors join our group and would love to have current members who haven't been able to attend recently to make it back!


National Activity Professionals Week: 17th-23rd

ADAM: 19th 11:30am-1:00pm
@John Knox Village
RSVP: Melody Atcheson: 816-347-2463

MC5: 27th 8:30am-11:00am
@Centerpoint Medical Center
RSVP:Leslie Carter: lcarter@ascensionhealth.org

National Therapeutic Recreation Month
Culture Change with Carman:
-10th:@Osage Beach

ADAM: 16th 11:30am-1:00pm
@Truman Med Lakewood
RSVP: Joyce Bornstein: 816-404-9503

Social Worker’s Month
LTC Administrator’s Week: 13th-19th
National Doctor's Day: 30th

ADAM KC Chapter Board Meeting: 3rd 12:00pm
@JKV Places Restaurant

ADAM: 15th 11:30am-1:00pm
@ The Groves
RSVP: Sharon Johnson: 816-254-3500 ext 314

National Volunteer Week: 10th-16th
Administrative Professionals Day: 27th

ADAM Executive Board Meeting: 8th 11:00am
@ Golden Corral Restaurant
Columbia MO

ADAM: 19th 11:30am-1:00pm
@Genealogy Center in Lee Summit

MC5: 20th 8:30am-11:00am
@Centerpoint Medical Center
RSVP:Leslie Carter: lcarter@ascensionhealth.org

NAAP Conference: 20th-22nd
@Omni Park West

National Nurses Appreciation Week: 6th-12th
National Hospital Week: 8th-14th
MC5 Conference: 3rd-5th
@ Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center
Columbia, Mo

National Nursing Home Week: 4th-14th
“It’s A Small World with a Big Heart”

ADAM: Off for Nursing Home Week

Nursing Assistance Week: 11th -18th

ADAM: 21st 11:30am-1:00pm
@Villages of Jackson Creek

ADAM: 19th 11:30am-1:00pm
@Foxwood Springs
RSVP: Natalie Toliver: 816-331-3111

MC5: 20th 8:30am-11:00am
@Centerpoint Medical Center
RSVP:Leslie Carter: lcarter@ascensionhealth.org

Pioneer Network Conference: 31st –August 3rd 
@New Orleans, LA

ADAM: 16th 11:30am-1:00pm
@John Knox Village
RSVP: Melody Atchison: 816-347-2463

Payroll Appreciation Week: 5th-9th
Housekeepers Week: 11th-17th
National Assisted Living Week ™: 11th-17th
National Rehab Awareness Week: 20th-26th
World Alzheimer's Day: 21st

ADAM: Off for Fall Conference  

ADAM Fall Conference: 18th-20th  
Theme: 80s Rock of Ages
@Stoney Creek Inn
 St. Joseph, MO

National Alzheimer’s Association Walk: 2nd
@Corporate Woods, Overland Park, KS

ADAM: 18th 11:30am-1:00pm
@Hidden Lake
RSVP:Kaila Spilman: 816-737-1010 ext 831

MC5: 19th 8:30am-11:00am
@Centerpoint Medical Center
RSVP:Leslie Carter: lcarter@ascensionhealth.org

National Alzheimer's Disease Month
National Hospice Month
American Music Therapy Association: 10th-13th
@Sandusky, OH

ADAM: 15th 11:30am-1:00pm
@Armour Oaks
RSVP: Artisha Williams: 816-363-5144 ext 244