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?

You?

Objectives

  •  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.

Mission

  • 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.

Benefits

  • 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

President

Ginger Clark

Treasurer & NAAP State Contact

Debby Holmes

Policy/By -Laws Chair, & Assist. Treasurer

Karen Smith

Membership Chair

Kelsi Murphy

Secretary and Historian Chair

Open Position

Conference Coordinator

Chrissy Walker

 Fundraising Chair