What is IAPA?
Illinois Activity Professionals Association is a statewide organization providing educational and networking opportunities for Activity Professionals in the State of Illinois.
Who are you?
You are the activity professional! You are the lifeline that brings people quality to their life. We know a life without purposeful activity leads to boredom, hopelessness, helplessness, depression and decline of cognitive and physical abilities. What you do can stop and reverse these losses through involvement in life. By offering options of enjoyment, usefulness, relationship, and being part of a community. What you do is so important in assuring people have the opportunity to function at their fullest, physical, mental and social potential honoring their individuality through person centered programming. YOU give quality of life daily to each individual you serve. This is who you are.
Through education and network, IAPA strives to:
Assist activity and other healthcare professionals in acquiring and maintaining professional licenses and certifications.
Provide members the tools needed to develop meaningful programming for those we serve.
Prepare members to offer diverse program options to meet the needs of every individual by maintaining excellence in leisure programming.
The annual conference at the Parke Regency Hotel and Conference Center, Bloomington has been cancelled. We will instead hold a virtual conference October 7th and 8th. Click the button below to register! For any questions, call Deb Greiner 773-744-8138
Our 2019 Conference
Discount on annual educational conference
Quarterly newsletter of up-to-date information and resources
Opportunity for certification
Annual recognition awards
We value your input and opinion and all IAPA members are encouraged to attend Board meetings. We need those of you who are willing and able to help us set goals and stay on target for the future success and effectiveness of IAPA.