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2018 Activity Professionals Conference

2/7/2018 - 2/9/2018

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2018 Activity Conference - Allow Yourself to Bloom

Welcome to the 2018 Activity Conference where activity professionals from across the state get together to discuss challenges, solve problems, share resources, have a good time and get to know each other better.

Over the next three days, you'll take in a noteworthy lineup of education sessions and keynote speakers who will share a wealth of information. We know you will find incredible takeaways at this year's conference.

Anyone who has been to our event in the past may tell you the speakers are only the icing on the cake. They?ll tell you about the fun they had, the insights they gained, the resources they discussed for their activity and resident enrichment programs, the inspiration they took back with them and the great people they met. We?re confident you?ll go home feeling refreshed, invigorated and ready to use and share all you learned.

Back by Popular Demand! Association members registering for the full conference will also receive a complimentary one day registration to Ohio LTC 2018 ? the Association?s annual convention in Spring 2018 featuring over 100 educational sessions and a 300+ vendor trade show, CEUs and more! A great opportunity to experience both events!


Conference Location:
Embassy Suites Columbus Airport
2886 Airport Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43219
614-536-0500

Group Rate: $143.00 (king suite or queen/queen suite)
Includes complimentary internet and fully cooked to order breakfast as well as a manager's reception each evening.

A limited number of rooms have been blocked at the OHCA rate. The hotel may have additional rooms available once all of the OHCA rooms are gone, but they may not be at the special rate, even if you contact them before the cut-off date. It is unlikely that they will be able to extend the cut-off date of January 17, 2018. Due to the busy nature of their hotel and since rooms go quickly there may not be any available rooms left at that point.


The Embassy Suites Columbus Airport brings you the quality amenities and services that you've come to expect from a Hilton family brand. Additional property features:

198 two-room suites offering a separate living area with a sofa bed and Private bedroom with Serta Suite Dreams mattresses featuring our Embassy Essentials Bedding Collection

Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast daily and a complimentary nightly Manager's Reception (subject to OH state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age).

Complimentary parking with complimentary shuttle service to Columbus airport and Easton Town Center, an upscale lifestyle center with numerous restaurants, shopping center, spa and other amenities

Private bath with Blooms Energy Collection? bath products, walk-in shower or tub

Two 42-inch HDTV televisions with in-suite movies

Wired and wireless HSIA, and Complimentary wireless HSIA in all public areas

Refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker, wet bar, iron with board, and laptop safes in guest rooms

Spacious desk with ergonomic chair and mobile furnishings so guests can create their own living space

Open air-atrium with a signature water feature featuring the Flying Spoons restaurant

24-hour complimentary BusinessLink Business Center and Sundry shop

Enlarged 24/7 fitness center featuring leading-edge cardio and resistance training equipment from Precor and an indoor pool, whirlpool, and sun deck

Dry cleaning and in-house laundry services

Download the brochure above for full session descriptions

Pre-Conference Bonus: February 7 - Become a Compassionate Touch Specialist
see separate event registration at www.efohca.org

Conference Schedule:

February 7

4:45 pm - 6:15 pm Education, Food & Fun! Speed Oiling!

February 8

8:30 - 9:00 am Conference Check In

9:00 - 12:15 pm The Reality of Activities and the CMS Requirements of Participation

12:15 - 1:30 pm Networking Luncheon (included in your registration fee)

1:30 - 3:00 pm Concurrent Sessions - Select one

1. Communicating important preferences using the PELI among staff, residents, families, and volunteers.

2. Reduction of Antipsychotics & Activity Interventions

3:00 - 3:15 pm Networking Break

3:15 - 4:45 pm Concurrent Sessions - Select One

3. All Day, Every Day Engagement for all Stages of Memory Loss

4. Activities for All

4:45 pm Adjourn

6:15 - 8:30 pm Evening Event - Sips & Succulents

February 9

7:30 - 8:00 am Check In / Continental Breakfast

8:00 ? 9:30 am 'Making A Difference - Being Me'

9:45 ? 11:45 am Quick Idea Sessions ?

11:45 am - 12:30 pm Networking Lunch

12:30 - 2:00 pm Concurrent Sessions: Select one

5. Memory Care Programming Without a Dedicated Unit

6. The Impact of Programming on Social Connectedness and Engagement

2:00 - 2:15 pm Networking Break

2:15 - 3:45 pm Closing General Session - Faerie Gardens

3:45 pm Adjourn
Speaker information is not available.
Continuing Education Credits:

Full Conference registrants are able to receive up to 15 hours of credit are available.
(February 7 = 1 hour; February 8 = 6 hours plus 2 bonus hours; February 9 = 6 hours)
Those attending the Compassionate Touch Specialist Training may be eligible to receive an additional 3 hours of credit.

Activity Professionals:
Application for credit has been submitted to the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals.

Certified Executives for Assisted Living (CEAL):
Up to 15 hours are available during this program and can be used toward renewal of the CEAL certification.

Nurses:
Nurses, please note any continuing education that has been approved by BELTSS (or any other accredited body) can be accepted by the Ohio Board of Nursing in the State of Ohio. Nurses may use this continuing education to meet their licensure requirements. Please refer to OBN continuing education rules 4723-14-01 thru 4723-14-19. Nurses may obtain up to 15 hours utilizing this rule.

Ohio Administrators:
The Ohio Health Care Association is an approved provider of continuing education credit by the Ohio Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Supports (BELTSS) and has approved this program.

Ohio Social Workers:
Application has been submitted to the Ohio Social Work Board for the following sessions: Become a Compassionate Touch Specialist; The Reality of Activities and the CMS Requirements of Participation; Communicating important preferences using the PELI among staff, residents, families, and volunteers; Reduction of Antipsychotics & Activity Interventions; All Day, Every Day Engagement for all Stages of Memory Loss; Activities for All; Making A Difference - Being ; Memory Care Programming Without a Dedicated Unit and The Impact of Programming on Social Connectedness and Engagement. Please contact OHCA for final approval status at kchapman@ohca.org or 614-436-4154.

Registration Information:

The Activity Professionals Conference is offered to all activity professionals at the low Association member rate. Take advantage of this great offer! Enjoy top-notch educational programming!

What Is Included in My Registration Fee?

Full Conference:

Wednesday Evening Education, Food & Fun and Speed Oiling!
Priority Seating for Compassionate Touch Specialist Training (additional fee and registration required)
Continental Breakfast Each Day
Lunch Buffet Each Day
Continuous refreshment service each day
Handouts of all education sessions
Sips & Succulents

One Day: (Thursday or Friday)

CEUs for day attended
Continental Breakfast
Lunch Buffet
Continuous refreshment service
Handouts of all education sessions

Registration Fees:

Full Conference:
$279 before January 19
$299 January 19 and after

One Day Only: (Thursday or Friday)
$179 before January 19
$219 January 19 and after

Register 4 or more people from the same organization online and save an additional 15% off the fees above

Back by Popular Demand! Association members registering for the full conference will also receive a complimentary one day registration to Ohio LTC 2018 - the Association's annual convention in Spring 2018 featuring over 100 educational sessions and a 300+ vendor trade show, CEUs and more! A great opportunity to experience both events!




Register Now