DEDICATED TO ENRICHING THE EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONALISM OF THOSE INVOLVED IN ACTIVITIES IN ILLINOIS

Illinois Activity Professionals Association

IAPA is dedicated to enriching the education and professionalism of those working in activities to enhance the quality of life for individuals residing in a variety of care settings in Illinois.

Founded

  • To promote quality of life through excellence in activity involvement.
  • To sponsor, support, and promote educational opportunities. 
  • To sponsor IAPA Awards and Conference
  • To offer and promote certification for Activity Professionals and Consultants
  • To act as a liaison between governmental and regulatory agencies and professional organizations regarding the promotion and regulation of activity programming.
  • To act as a forum for Activity Professionals to exchange ideas and information.
  • To promote public awareness of the scope and realm of the Activity Profession.
  • To communicate information, issues, and trends relative to activities to IAPA Members.
  • ‚ÄčTo promote, support, and connect local activity associations. 

We believe in compassionate care, outstanding service and the power to enhance lives through excellence in leisure programming.


For those we serve it is our goal to provide: Fulfillment; Socialization; Physical Activity; Pleasure; Quality Events; Active Participation; Mental, Physical and Emotional Stimulation; Conversation; Companionship and Much More.

Founded in 1979, IAPA consists of activity professionals, administrators, volunteer coordinators, social service designees and CNA's working within skilled nursing centers, rehab centers, assisted living facilities, retirement community adult day centers, senior centers, supportive living facilities, hospitals, Alzheimer/special care units, hospice services, psych facilities, DD/MR facilities and sheltered care facilities. 

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