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Activity professionals plan and coordinate social, physical and cognitive activity programs to enhance and promote quality of life for elderly in long-term care, assisted living, retirement communities, and other aging services. They plan weekly and monthly activity calendars, implement a variety of intervention methods and techniques for working with residents or clients in group activities or in a one-to-one setting. Activity Professionals are also responsible for calendar planning, coordinating social and special events, and leading various groups.
The Activity Director manages the activity department and program. Duties include supervising and training staff, planning and implementing activity programs and calendars, communicating with department supervisors, and maintaining records and policies. Some positions may also include volunteer management.
Activity Assistants plan and carry out the daily activity program. The assistant leads large and small groups, works one-on-one with residents/clients, and plans specialized activities for special populations. The Activity Assistant works closely with the Activity Director in the daily operation of the activity program.
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