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Attention Creative Minds!
Annually we seek innovative and creative program ideas to share with other members of your organization! We are soliciting submissions for the Outstanding Activity of the Year Award with the following criteria in mind:
|1||Name of Program|
|1||Population Target -- Please identify cognitively impaired, high functioning, palliative, and their involvement in planning as well as participation|
|3||Program Goals -- desired outcome of the program|
|3||Program Procedure -- How was the program delivered to the program group|
|1||Length of Program|
|1||Frequency of Program -- i.e. once a year, once a week|
|2||Facility -- what location was needed to successfully deliver the program|
|2||Volunteers and Staff Needed -- how many, and what were their duties (if multi-facility program, please inform other facilities of your submission)|
|2||Departmental Support Required -- was cooperation from other departments needed i.e. Dietary, Nursing, etc.|
|3||Program Promotion -- i.e. Posters, cards, media, etc.|
|3||Program Evaluation -- please include number of sessions evaluated, average attendance, staff, family, volunteer observation, participants opinion and comments|
|6||In your own words, please describe why you feel your program should receive the "Outstanding Activity of the Year Award". You may include creativity, origin, adaptive measures, use of resources, and cost saving measures use of resources, and cost saving measures.|
The winner has the responsibility to chair the Activity Judging Committee of the following year. Last year's winner and members of the Judging Committee are not eligible to submit.
Note: submitter must be a current member of Activity Professionals of Ontario.
Nominate an Outstanding Activity of the Year
To nominate an outstanding activity, begin by downloading the nomination form.
Complete the form and submit it to the attention of the APO Public Relations Chair by the deadline, July 9.
Mail or fax the completed nomination form to...
APO Head Office
Attn: Public Relations Chair
7 - 841 Sydney Street, Suite 156
Cornwall, ON K6H 7L2
2011 Outstanding Activity of the Year
Submitted by Muskoka Landing in Huntsville
A big congratulations goes out to the 2011 Activity of The Year Winner "Muskoka Landing's Winter Olympics" from Muskoka Landing Care Centre in Huntsville, Ontario.
Thanks to Wendy Ivanov and Carol von Roenn for submitting this outstanding program.
The day-long Winter Olympics included in the schedule of events individual and group competitions and a closing awards ceremony.
With Canada hosting the Winter Olympics, this program had relevance, uniqueness and inclusiveness. The program incorporated a blend of traditional Olympic sports, as well as other winter activities. The excitement was evident in the participants, and the day received significant media coverage. What an exciting program to bring the whole community together!
On behalf of everyone in APO, congratulations to both the residents and staff at Muskoka Landing Care Centre in Huntsville.
We look forward to another year filled with fantastic activities – don't forget to submit yours for the APO 2012 Outstanding Activity of the Year. A form can be downloaded from this page above.
Outstanding Activities of Past Years
Winning activities from previous years are available in the members-only area of the website on the APO Archives page.