Seminar and Conference Dates


Virtual Seminar

  • Friday October 21st, 2022

    Sign In prior to 9:00 am

    Program 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    3 Clock Hours will be awarded

    Online platform via ZOOM


    Our Speaker, Colleen Knudson, , will present a PowerPoint program with handouts, polling questions and open-ended questions through the Chat Function to effectively cover all the material for the educational sessions. 

    Copies of the handouts, our evaluation form and the log-in information will be provided by CATRD via email to the registrants.

     Upon conclusion of the program participant must complete the evaluation. Once the evaluation has been received your Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to you.


    Who should participate?

    Anyone working with people at skilled nursing facilities, residential care homes, rehabilitation facilities, adult day care centers, home care agencies, etc., including but not limited to: TRD’s, CNAs, home health aides, social workers, nurses, rehabilitation professionals, administrators, memory or dementia unit managers / supervisors. Clock hours earned can be used toward hours for your National Certification(s).


    Activities are the heart and soul of our profession they “create
    purpose, connection, and wellness in everyday life.” Our speaker
    Colleen Knudson, will share her passion for activity programming with
    you! She will discuss 1:1 visits to maximize time spent with your
    resident; help you unleash your creative side for the benefit of your
    residents; review current trends to help you deliver innovate activities.

    Activity Programming to Enhance 1:1 Visits
    1. Review goals of 1:1 Programming
    2. Outline a variety of successful 1:1 activities
    3. Adapt these activities for a variety of skill levels
    Create and Craft
    1. Illustrate how to create an Art Program that will facilitate creativity
    and resiliency in staff and residents
    2. Plan how to adapt this Art Program to be used in your facility
    3. Discuss the positive effects seen by utilizing Art to create strength
    and resiliency during challenging times
    Activity Trends in Long Term Care
    1. Identify current activity trends
    2. Explore programming possibilities for each trend
    3. Utilize these trends to create innovative activities for your residents

    Sign On 8:45
    Session 1 9:00
    Session 2 10:00
    Session 3 11:00
    Conclusion 12:00


  • Colleen Knudson is the Life Enrichment Coordinator at Attic Angel Community in Middleton, WI. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Colleen has worked in Long Term Care for over 20 years in a variety of settings- Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Adult Day. Colleen served as the President of her state activity association (Wisconsin Representatives of Activity Professionals) for six years and is currently serving as the International Development Director for the National Association of Activity Professionals. Colleen has co-authored several Activity Lesson Plan books and has experience speaking at the state, national, and international level. Colleen’s passion is using activities and recreational engagement to create purpose, connection, and wellness in everyday life. Her special interests include using nature, art and community to increase connection and belonging in long term care facilities.




    DEADLINE: October 15th, 2022


    • CATRD MEMBER: $45.00
    • CATRD NON-MEMBER: $55.00

    CATRD MEMBERS: Click Here to register & Pay Online

    CATRD NON-MEMBERS: Click Here to register & Pay Online


    MEMBERSHIP can be done on line as well.  Membership fees and descriptions:

    • Professional Member ~ $ 40.00

    Professional members are individuals who are principally engaged in providing Therapeutic Recreation for the elderly. They shall be entitled to voting privileges and may hold an office within the Association.

    • Associate Member ~ $35.00

Associate members are individuals who do not meet the criteria for professional membership but are interested in the profession and share the objectives of the corporation. This category includes students, retired persons and interested individuals. They have no voting rights and may not hold an office.