NJAPA (New Jersey Activity Professionals Association)

Professional Weeks

Annual Recognition Dates

For Long Term Care


All dates listed are subject to change.


Time Period Event
Human Resources Month
18 Maintenance Day
22-28 National Activity Professionals’ Week


Time Period Activity
Recreational Therapy / Therapeutic Recreation Month
6-10 Pride In Food Service Week
Sponsor: Assoc. of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals


Time Period Activity
National Professional Social Work Month
5-11 CANADA: Activity Professionals’ Awareness Week
Sponsor: Activity Professionals of Ontario
8 Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day
10 Employees Appreciation Day
12-18 Long Term Care Administrators’ Week
20 National Day of Recognition for Long Term Care Physicians
26-4/1 Health Information Professionals’ Week
Recognizes medical records dept.


Time Period Activity
National Occupational Therapy Month
National Healthcare Access Personnel Week
Recognizes admissions & registration staff
23-29 Administrative Professionals’ Week
23-29 National Volunteer Week
30 Hairstylist Appreciation Day


Time Period Activity
6-12 National Nurses’ Week
7-13 National Hospital Week
8-14 CANADA: National Nursing Week
9 Nurses Assessment Coordination Day
10 National Receptionists’ Day
10 National Third Shift Workers’ Day
14-20 Homes for the Aging Week
14-20 National Nursing Home Week


Time Period Activity
6 National Health Care Recruiter Recognition Day
15 Career Nursing Assistant’s Day
15-22 National Nursing Assistants’ Week


Time Period Activity
9-15 National Laundry Worker’s Week


Time Period Activity
23 Health Unit Coordinator Day


Time Period Activity
National Senior Center Month
4-10 Mental Health Workers’ Week
10-16 International Housekeepers’ Week
10-16 National Assisted Living Week
17-23 National Adult Day Services Week
17-23 National Rehab. Awareness Celebration


Time Period Activity
American Pharmacists Month
CANADA: National Occupational Therapy Month
National Nursing Home Residents’ Rights Month
National Physical Therapy Month
1-7 Licensed Practical Nurses’ Week
2-8 National Healthcare Foodservice Workers’ Week (TM)
Sponsor: Assoc. for Healthcare Foodservice
15-21 National Healthcare Quality Week
12-21 National Patient Account Management Week
16 National Boss Day
22-28 International Pastoral Care Week
Recognizes pastoral caregivers, chaplains, and rabbis


Time Period Activity
National Family Caregivers Month
National Home Care Month
National Hospice Month
5 International Volunteer Managers’ Day
5-11 National Radiologic Technology Week
12-18 National Home Care Aide Week


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