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Active Membership-individuals employed in activity programming field full or part time and who pay active membership fee. They shall constitute the voting membership.

Associate Membership-individuals having contact with activity and social service programs including, but not limited to students, volunteers, senior citizens, retired activity professionals, facilities or agencies that pay associate membership fee. They shall be nonvoting membership.

Membership Benefits

· Association with Other Activity Professionals in West Virginia
· Certificate of Membership
· Continuing Education Opportunities
· Informational Mailings
· Networking Opportunities
· Newsletter
· Representation to health care and professional associations
· Resource Sharing

WVAPA was created to

· Foster the exchange of ideas and resources among members through regional and state wide meetings.

· Establish and maintain quality standards for certification, promote professional growth and develop ethical guidelines for members.

· To assist in establishing and maintaining high standards for activities and social service personnel in the areas of care and services for residents/clients serviced in long term care, senior centers, adult day care and/or hospitals.

· To share information concerning our disciplines with other members of the treatment team.

· To provide liaison with federal and state departments of health, health related organizations, community and state colleges and legislative bodies.


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