Combating the Winter Blues through Activity Programming

January 24, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT

In the long term care setting, January can be one of the slowest months of the year. The three months prior, residents have been over stimulated with holiday events and parties. After the new year, the facility becomes quiet once again. This webinar will provide solutions and innovative ideas for activity programming that will help with combating the winter blues.


Program Objectives:

  • Participants will understand and discuss elderly depression and what causes it.
  • Participants will learn the overlapping symptoms of depression and dementia.
  • Participants will be provided with activity programming ideas that can help combat the winter blues.

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About the Speaker


Alisa-Tagg.pngAlisa Tagg, BA ACC/EDU AC-BC CADDCT CDP is a certified activity consultant and an activity director working primarily in skilled nursing facilities since 1995. She enjoys teaching the MEPAP education course to new activity professionals. She also works as an independent consultant in various facilities throughout southern Nevada. Alisa writes for and teaches the HCC course with R.O.S. Therapy Systems. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a provider’s Certificate of Completion specializing in Aging with the Nevada Geriatric Education Center and is a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer and a Certified Dementia Practitioner with the National Certification Council for Dementia Practitioners. Alisa serves as the President of the National Association of Activity Professionals. She has always enjoyed working with elderly populations for the majority of her life and has a great love for the elderly. In 1988, Alisa was named the Indiana Health Care Association Teen Volunteer of the Year. Alisa speaks on local, state and national levels on various topics relating to health care and the activity profession. Personally, Alisa enjoys running, hiking, cross-fit training, and spending time with her family.


CEU Information

*This program is pending approval by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards.  For additional information, contact NAB at 1444 I St., NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005-2210, (202)712-9040, or http://www.nabweb.org*