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
20-26 National Activity Professionals’ Week


Time Period Activity
Recreational Therapy / Therapeutic Recreation Month
5-9 Pride In Food Service Week
Sponsor: Assoc. of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals


Time Period Activity
National Professional Social Work Month
4-10 CANADA: Activity Professionals’ Awareness Week
Sponsor: Activity Professionals of Ontario
9 Employees Appreciation Day
14 Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day
11-17 Long Term Care Administrators’ Week
20 National Day of Recognition for Long Term Care Physicians
25-31 Health Information Professionals’ Week
Recognizes medical records dept.


Time Period Activity
National Occupational Therapy Month
National Healthcare Access Personnel Week
Recognizes admissions & registration staff
1-7 Administrative Professionals’ Week
15-21 National Volunteer Week
30 Hairstylist Appreciation Day


Time Period Activity
6-12 National Nurses’ Week
6-12 National Hospital Week
7-13 CANADA: National Nursing Week
8 Nurses Assessment Coordination Day
9 National Receptionists’ Day
9 National Third Shift Workers’ Day
13-19 Homes for the Aging Week
13-19 National Nursing Home Week


Time Period Activity
5 National Health Care Recruiter Recognition Day
14 Career Nursing Assistant’s Day
14-21 National Nursing Assistants’ Week


Time Period Activity
8-14 National Laundry Worker’s Week


Time Period Activity
23-29 Health Unit Coordinator Day


Time Period Activity
National Senior Center Month
3-9 Mental Health Workers’ Week
9-15 International Housekeepers’ Week
9-15 National Assisted Living Week
16-22 National Adult Day Services Week
16-22 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 National Healthcare Foodservice Workers’ Week (TM)
Sponsor: Assoc. for Healthcare Foodservice
7-13 Licensed Practical Nurses’ Week
14-20 National Patient Account Management Week
16 National Boss Day
21-27 International Pastoral Care Week
Recognizes pastoral caregivers, chaplains, and rabbis
21-27 National Healthcare Quality Week
21-27 National Respiratory Care Week


Time Period Activity
National Family Caregivers Month
National Home Care Month & Hospice Month
National Hospice & Palliative Care Month
5 International Volunteer Managers’ Day
5-11 National Radiologic Technology Week
11-17 National Home Care Aide Week


Time Period Activity
16-22 Tell Someone “He’/She’s Doing a Good Job” Week

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