Award Criteria

New Jersey Activity Professionals Association Awards Program

Each year NJAPA honors the following individuals for the dedication to those we serve. The awards categories are Activity Professional of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Madison E. Weidner Life Achievement Award.

Activity Professional of the Year
This award is given to someone whose outstanding service to the residents has promoted a Positive Image of the Activities Profession in the past year. (the individual does not have to be an Activity Director)

Volunteer of the Year Award
This award is for a single volunteer or a volunteer group, who has shown loyalty and dedication to a single resident or to a group of residents.

Madison E. Weidner Life Achievement Award
On September 19th, 1987 the NJAPA Board established this award to honor Dean Madison E. Weidner of Rutgers University; he is the person who pioneered the training course for the Therapeutic Activities Profession in the State of N.J. The purpose of this leadership award is to honor an individual who has a Significant and Profound effect and who has given inspiration, motivation, direction and guidance to the activity profession.

Enclosed, you will find the application that must accompany the nomination information. You are welcome to make copies. Please provide background information, your reasons why we should select your application and a picture is always welcome but not mandatory. The deadline for submitting the applications is February 19th. To submit an application, the person who is submitting the application must be a NJAPA member.

Please send completed applications to;

Kevin Bassinder
1933 Hwy. 35, Ste. 105, # 304
Wall, NJ 07719

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