What is CAPA?

  • The Colorado Activity Professionals’ Association (CAPA) is comprised of those professionals who work primarily in geriatric settings; Retirement, Assisted Living, Adult Day Programs, Senior Centers, and Long Term Nursing Facilities.

  • CAPA is a regional association of Activity Professionals that draws its members from Colorado.

  • In addition to practicing Activity Professionals, other members include students, volunteers, entertainers and supporters.

  • A State Executive Board of officers and chapter representatives governs CAPA.

  • Other members of the board include liaison and resource persons and committee chairpersons.

  • Officers are elected from the chapter representatives.

  • Five geographic chapters have been established throughout the state to meet the needs of all activity professionals. (Boulder, Denver, Eastern, Southern, and Western)

Who’s missing?



  •  Promote and support the Activity Profession through education, networking, and peer support.

  •  Access to local and national association resources.

  •  Foster a code of ethics through educational opportunities and knowledge sharing with others.

  •  Promote knowledge, principles & techniques designed to best meet the needs of residents.

  •  Help educate the public and the industry regarding the valuable role of Activity Programming.

  •  Provide quality of life to residents/participants.


  • Our mission is to provide “quality of life” of our clients through an ongoing balance of physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional activities. We encourage self-expression, self-discovery and lifelong learning. We help the activity professional accomplish this by providing educational opportunities, networking, resource exchange and individual peer support.


  • Peer support through regularly scheduled chapter meetings including educational sessions.

  • Discounts on workshops, NAP Day, and Annual Conference.

  • Membership card, Membership listing, Access to the member’s only section of the CAPA web site.

  • Membership pins after one year of active service.

  • Annual CAPA Conference and other periodic workshops offering educational opportunities from statewide and nationally acclaimed professionals.

  • CAPA networks with other state/national organizations.

  • CAPA serves as the link to the National Association of Activity Professionals (NAAP) and hosted the 1984 and 2000 NAAP Conferences.

Meet the Board Members

Robert MacLennan


Ginger Clark

Treasurer & NAAP State Contact

Debby Holmes

Policy/By -Laws Chair, & Assist. Treasurer

Karen Smith

Membership Chair

Maureen Lutz


Open Position

Conference Coordinator