Monday, January 23, 2017


L to R:  Victoria Jones, Kim Fair and Candy Stump.
Versailles Health Care Center is celebrating National Activity Professionals Week. This year it runs from January 22-28, 2017. It is a week where others can recognize activity professionals for the endless hours they spend working on ways to make everyone happy. “The best thing about being in activities is the bond that is formed,” Candy Stump, Activities Assistant, remarked, “I also learn a lot from them and their past, along with meeting their families. But the best thing is their smile, hug, or kiss on the cheek. It just makes your day worthwhile.”

These dedicated individuals help enrich the lives of others residing in long-term care and assisted living facilities, retirement homes, specialty programs, and senior centers. Activity professionals dedicate their time finding ways to provide personalized activities for their residents and patients. Ideas and suggestions are discussed and researched in order to find the right programs and activities for everyone to participate in and enjoy. In order for programming to be successful, it must contain elements that provide a sense of self worth.

“There is truly nothing greater than seeing that spark of triumph and glory when someone accomplishes their goal. Helping others increase their sense of self worth and faith in themselves,” Kim Fair, Activities Director, admits, “helps that person become aware that they can accomplish anything they set their minds to!”

Versailles Health Care Center’s activity professionals provide a variety of events and activities to promote and stimulate growth within a person, such as physical, mental, social, therapeutic, religious, creative, expressive, cultural, and intergenerational. Each individual has different requirements, so an activity professional must be flexible and willing to change or rearrange plans at a moment’s notice, in order to meet the varied needs of the individual.

“One of the best things about being in activities is providing pet therapy. I bring in my pet therapy dog Dozer every week. The patients, residents, and families absolutely love it. We go around visiting residents, patients, and staff to help them feel better and enrich their lives,” Victoria Jones, Activities Assistant, stated.

Activity professionals spend their days making sure they are offering the right programs to each person. They enjoy giving of themselves endlessly. Versailles Health Care Center encourages the public to make sure to recognize activity professionals during this particular week. Versailles Health Care Center also welcomes the public to stop in and enjoy an event in the Activity Room!

Versailles Health Care Center is a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center that offers long-term care, short-term rehab services, and outpatient therapy. If you would like more information about Versailles Health Care Center, please call 937.526.5570 or visit on the web at

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