A Letter From The President

A letter from the President

Kimberly Burleson BS, ACC

Welcome to the North Carolina Activity Professional Association/NCAPA!   We are looking forward to 2019 and the many opportunities that NCAPA can provide to Activity Professionals working in varying levels throughout the state with quality educational programs and support. We continue to strive to build a strong foundation for our members. We stay connected nationally so that we can bring information to our state districts as well as provide workshops and our annual conference.  NCAPA provides continuing education to our members and conference attendees as well as networking and opportunities for long standing friendships with other activity professionals across the state and nation.

The NCAPA Board includes representatives from districts located across North Carolina and we can help you get connected in your local areas as well as network with others on a regular basis.  We have a NCAPA Facebook page entitled, North Carolina Activity Professionals Association.  We strongly encourage you to join us as we work together to support and educate so that we may grow stronger in this ever changing world of Long term care activities.

We strive to keep costs for each workshop or conference to a minimum in hopes that employers will support your continued education.  I feel that there is never a time in your life that you will know it all. In my 29 years I have seen lots of change and we have embraced it and grown from our experiences. NCAPA strives to stay abreast of new resources and trends in the profession so we can pass that information on to our members.

Change is inevitable, but the one thing I know for sure is that each day we touch lives!  We have been given the opportunity to be in a life at the end. This is a time when most of the people we work with are winding down and reminiscing and teaching us from those life experiences. What a gift! It’s my pleasure!  We owe it to ourselves to so the best we can with the opportunities we are given to bring joy into the lives of those we work with.  Stay active with NCAPA and your district by working, sharing and growing together!

Remember that you are the driving force and the one that makes a difference in how a person feels, lives and flourishes in the environment they live!  Be their person!  Thank you for your interest in NCAPA and thank you for helping NCAPA to renew its strength and purpose for the future!  I would like to welcome our new incoming president Barbara Hearne as our NCAPA President effective January 1st, 2020.  Barbara has a wealth of knowledge and I wish her well in the days to come.  I will be passing the NCAPA1983@outlook.com email address to Barbara. I can be contacted at KimBurleson@outlook.com ,  Thank you for your continued support!

Please feel free to email me anytime at: NCAPA1983@outlook.com