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Southern California Association of Activities Professionals Awards Program

To recognize and honor those who have made a significant contribution to the Activity Profession and the quality of life in the communities we serve.

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Please contact the SCAAP membership director to verify the membership status of the entrant (as applicable).

Entry Submissions:

Must include information that illustrates examples of the criteria pertaining to each award. That information may take the form of letters, documentation- using certificates references, or references to specific printed materials.

All persons making a nomination except for Activity Professional of the Year must be a SCAAP member in good standing.

Awards deadline
TBA

 

Submit all award entries to:

Kerry Whelan, President
Email: scaapwebmaster@gmail.com

ACTIVITY PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

 Recommended and established by the 1986 board

Purpose:

To honor an Activity Professional who has created an on-going activity program that reflects favorably upon the activity profession as a whole. This award recognizes an individual with an excellent professional standing in the facility, community and the activity profession.

Nominee: 

Candidate is required to be SCAAP member in good standing.

Nominator:

Director of Nursing or Administrator can also nominate for this award. 

Criteria:

Letter of recommendation supporting this Activity Professional, as a dynamic person not only a team player but has a great personality. This person supports residents, family members and staff. Letters of support are not required. 

as a role model for other staff.

ACTIVITY ASSISTANT OF THE YEAR

Recommended by Ann Roberts; established in 1988 
Purpose:
To honor an Activities Assistant who has provided exceptional support to his/her Activity Director Supervisor.
Nominee:
Must be a SCAAP member in good standing
Criteria:
Letter of recommendation that describes their support of the Activity Director, is a team player, takes on added responsibility for the department as well as serves as a role model for other staff.

President's Award

The current president chooses a member of the board (or two) as the recipient of this award. The criteria of this award is determined by the current president. The purpose of the award is to acknowledge the board member(s) for going above and beyond their current board responsibilities to support the current SCAAP President and or SCAAP. The award is presented at the awards dinner.

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Recommended and established in 1991

Purpose:

To honor a volunteer who has provided exceptional support to an activity department and the residents of that facility.

Nominee:

 Requires one year of service to the activity department

Criteria:

A letter of recommendation to honor a  volunteer who has provided above and beyond support to the activity department and the residents.

Describe services provided, hours, and why the volunteer services are exceptional. Pictures, letters of support are requested but not required.

ACTIVITY CONSULTANT/EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Joan Flannigan 4th President of SCAAP
Recommended and established in 1986
Nominee:
Must be certified by a recognized credentialing body.
Purpose:
To honor an Activity Consultant or Educator for dedication and expertise in carrying out those roles and for service to the activity profession.

FACILITY ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR

Recommended and established in 1986
Purpose:
To honor an Administrator who is exceptional in providing leadership for staff and in supporting the activity staff.
Criteria:
Submit a letter of recommendation to describe how the nominee has displayed support for the Activity Director and Must be employed when nominated In a health care facility,Retirement, assisted living, adult daycare the Activity Department

DIRECTOR OF NURSES OF THE YEAR

Recommended and established in 1986
Purpose: 
To honor a Director of Nurses who has displayed exceptional support of the Activity Professional and the Activity Department.
Criteria:
Submit a letter of recommendation to describe how the nominee has displayed support for the activity director and the activity department

THE SCAAP DISTINGUISHED MERIT AWARD

The SCAAP Board of Director annually reviews Distinguished Merit Award Nominees, and selects the winner by vote.
The Distinguished Merit Award Qualifications to be nominated for this award is not a SCAAP member; the nominee is an Individual, an Agency, or an Institution in California that has consistently made significant contributions to the growth and advancement of the Activity Profession most deserving of this prestigious SCAAP Award presented at the Annual SCAAP Conference.

Certified Nursing Assistant / Caregiver in a Professional Setting of the Year

Recommended and established in 2019

 

Purpose:

To Honor a Certified Nursing Assistant/ or Caregiver in a healthcare community

 

Criteria:

A Certified Nursing Assistant or caregiver who goes “above and beyond” caring for the whole person, recognizing the importance of meaningful activities and Quality of Life.  The nomination must originate from a community that employs at least one SCAAP member. The SCAAP member must submit a letter of recommendation to describe how the nominee has displayed support for the activity director and the activity department