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JANUARY 2021 ACTIVITY PROFESSIONALS PLANNING GUIDE

January 24-30 National Activities Professionals Week

It’s our week! As an Activities Professional, as you already know, you are an essential part of the lives of the elders and residents we care for and serve every day. You spend each day helping them live a life that is meaningful, enriched, fulfilling and empower them to live their best life yet. You ensure and conduct exciting activities and events all year long! You lead the fun in your communities and homes. Take this week to reflect on your hard work throughout the year and acknowledge the amazing work you do. This week is an opportunity to showcase your amazing talent!
Alzheimer’s Awareness Month– National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, a designation aimed at making the public more aware of the disease and the scale of it among the U.S. population, and to at bringing to light potential care options for those affected.

January is also National Bath Safety Month, National Blood Donor Month, Glaucoma Awareness Month, Healthy Weight Awareness Month, National Mentoring Month

JANUARY SPECIAL DAYS
January 1: New Year’s Day
January 4: National Spaghetti Day, Trivia Day
January 6: Epiphany/Three Kings Day
January 8: Elvis Presley’s Birthday
January 9: National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
January 12: National Hot Tea Day
January 15: Martin Luther King’s Birthday
January 17: Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day
January 18: Martin Luther King Day
January 19: National Popcorn Day
January 20: Inauguration Day
January 21: National Hugging Day
January 22: Celebration of Life Day
January 24: National Compliment Day
January 29: National Puzzle Day
January 31: National Backward Day & National Hot Chocolate Day

FEBRAURY 2021 ACTIVITY PROFESSIONAL PLANNING GUIDE

February 1-5 is Pride in Food Service Week

February 14-21 is Cardiac Rehabilitation Week

February is Recreational Therapy/Therapeutic Recreation Month! It’s also Black History Month, American Heart Association Month, National Cancer Prevention Month and Responsible Pet Owner’s Month.

FEBRUARY SPECIAL DAYS
February 2: Ground Hog Day
February 3: National Women’s Physicians Day
February 5: Wear Red Day
February 7: Superbowl
February 12: Chinese New Year
February 14: Valentine’s Day
February 15: President’s Day
February 16: Mardi Gras
February 17: Random Act of Kindness Day
February 17: Ash Wednesday
February 25: Purim Eve
February 26: Purim

To develop working relationships with allied professional groups, consumer organizations, regulatory agencies and provide representatives, in order to enhance and promote quality service.

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