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2021 WRAP Conference:

Wisconsin Representatives of Activity Professionals (WRAP) Presents their 43rdAnnual WRAP Conference  “Be The Beacon” Wednesday, September 22 and Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Hotel Marshfield in Marshfield, Wisconsin.

Plans are underway to provide YOU with a live conference in 2021.  There will be some changes.  More details will be coming but start planning now.

Dates:  We have shortened our conference to TWO days.  Wednesday, September 22 and Thursday, September 23.

Place:  We have moved our conference to Marshfield.  We were originally planning on Manitowoc but the Holiday Inn (and other area hotels) are not able to accommodate us due to the rescheduling of the 2020 Ryder Cup to September 2021.

Schedule:  We will start the conference at 8:30 am with registration on Wednesday, September 22 and it will end Thursday, September 23 at 4 pm. Our traditional banquet will be held during the lunch hour on Thursday.

Cultural Arts:  We will not have “live” exhibits but will have a virtual showing of all the entries.  Registration will be online:      Deadline: August 25.

Vendors:  We will not have Vendors in person but will have a Virtual Vending Listing given to attendees, listed on our WRAP website and Facebook pages.

Scholarship events: We will be moving forward with our Scholarship Bingo Event on Wednesday evening of the conference.  We will NOT be hosting the Silent Auction this year.

Awards:  We will be having Awards this year and the deadline date for that is June 30, 2021.  Description of the awards and the submission form can be found on our website:

Sessions:  All of our sessions will be in the Grand Ballroom where we can observe the 6 feet distance guideline.   There will not be concurrent sessions so no need to sign up for specific sessions.  There will be a total of 9 CEs for the two-day conference.  There will not be a “pre-con” session this year but rather all sessions will be included in the two-day rate.

Rooms:  Hotel Marshfield is offering a room rate of $109/night (plus taxes) and that includes breakfast. You may opt to stay Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday at the rate, depending on your schedule.    You can call Hotel Marshfield at 715.387.2700 to reserve your room. Be sure to ask for the WRAP discount.

How much will the conference cost?  We are working on those details and will have the brochure ready for publication in June 2021 with all details.

When the brochure is ready, it will be posted HERE.  A reminder that if you are a WRAP member, you will need your WRAP log in username in order to receive the discount. If you are not a member, you will want to join BEFORE you fill the registration and pay by credit card so you can receive the discount by entering your then username.   All prices will increase after August 20 so register before that to get the early registration rate!   And ALL registrations (You will have the option to pay by credit card or check)  will need to register via this form:

BeTheBeacon-Wrap2021Conference.1-22-21.  Print it off and share with others.

WRAP 2020 Conference Cancelled

Given the continually evolving nature of COVID-19, and our concern for the health and safety of our members and the care communities they work in, the WRAP Board has made the difficult decision to cancel the WRAP Annual Conference which was scheduled for September 23-25, 2020 in Marshfield, WI. We want to thank the Marshfield Hotel for their kindness and support in our decision. The WRAP conference will be returning to Marshfield in 2022 . . . in two years.  WRAP was pleased to present a one-day Virtual Conference on Sept 24, 2020.   The day started with the Annual Membership meeting, followed by four sessions and ended with the Installation of the 2020/2021 WRAP Officers.  If you are interested in seeing the flyer from that day, Here it is.

Conference Vendors:

Welcome to our Virtual Vendor Showcase!  Since we were unable to have our WRAP Conference in Marshfield in September 2020 due to COVID-19, we invited our Vendors to come alongside of us as we all go Virtual!   Check them out and consider supporting their business!


Able Trek Tours offers fully chaperoned (1:3 ratio) vacations for people who require assistance to travel.  Most Travelers are adults with mild to moderate developmental disabilities.   Tours consist of motor coach travel within the United States but we do offer international travel as well.  Both multi-day and one-day vacations are offered.  Destinations include: Nashville, Disneyland, Branson,  Washington DC, Hawaii, Wisconsin Dells, sporting events, dinner theaters, festivals and many more.  Departures from several central and southern Wisconsin communities.  For more information contact:   Able Trek Tours, PO Box 384, Reedsburg, WI  53959 – (1-800-205-6713) /




FREE APP Loaded with Hymns and Devotionals for Seniors. Elder Source Senior Ministries has always been know for giving away free Christian-based audio and visual materials to senior care homes. Several years ago we developed are own free App and loaded it with content focused on seniors in care homes. Our free app is a mobile app, which means it can be downloaded from the Google Play or the App Store onto a smart phone or tablet. Use “Elder Source Senior Ministries” in your app store search.

Stan Means
Elder Source Senior Ministries
PO Box 4848 Greenville, SC 29608


The Purple Primer offers print-and–go programming that will elevate your Lifelong Learning activities by challenging seniors and by providing opportunities to truly engage.  As the importance of Lifelong Learning has been realized in senior communities, activity professionals are being challenged to create educational opportunities for the seniors in their care. The Purple Primer was created for this purpose.

The Purple Primer
2400 Riverstone Blvd.
Suite 4721
Canton, GA

The Purple Primer website


The Reverie Harp from Musicmakers is an instrument of connection that has become a must-have tool for activity professionals, music therapists, and caregivers all over the world.  It is a musical instrument that people really want to hold and play.  And with no wrong notes, it is accessible to everyone.  Handmade in Stillwater, MN with a beautiful ribbon mahogany soundboard, a solid cherry frame, and a tree-of-life rosette.  The Reverie Harp invites natural engagement and engenders curiosity and awe.

Learn more at  Sign up for our eNotes and you can take 10% off your first order!


As the market leader in content-driven engagement for seniors, iN2L has been creating possibilities, enjoyment, and connection for older adults since 1999.  iN2L’s expansive content library promotes wellness, empowerment, and engagement among older adults and is the foundation for activities that facilitate social interaction, cognitive and physical exercise and therapy, education, reminiscing, areas of interest, and memory support engagement. iN2L’s touch screen systems are ideal for both group engagement and individual experiences and enable seniors, including those with memory loss, to share conversations, experiences, learning, and fun with each other, their caregivers and family members. To learn more, visit


Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Life History Services, LLC ( / 608-658-1102) offers nationwide, professional oral history services for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.  We conduct guided, well-researched oral history interviews on digital audio and high-definition video platforms, as well as produce well-written print memoirs, short biographies, story collections, genealogies, transcripts, and other unique projects based on your particular wishes. All projects are delivered on state-of-the-art archives. We also offer presentations, project planning, oral history training, memoir writing workshops, as well as digitization of existing materials, book design, and editing services. During COVID 19, all our services are offered remotely.


Inventory Close-Out Sale!   SAVE $$$

Dawn Wooderson is retiring after 33 years of presenting sessions for seniors and teaching at conferences.

  • Songs of Faith:  large-print hymn books and CDs:  CD’s 1 & 2 $6, Words 1 & 2 $2.25, Melody Edition $7, Accompaniment Edition $9, Reference Set of 4 books and 2CD’s $35.
  • Activity/Life Enrichment Resources:  $1 up:  Songs, Trivia, Mental Fitness, Activity, CD’s, DVD’s Musical instruments, Training Manuals, and more.  New/gently used.
  • Gently-Used & New Resources for Christian Ministries: $1 up Sacred Readings, Hymnbooks, Songbooks, CD’s of sacred music, and more. New/gently used.

Contact Dawn directly for more information:

Call/text  303-506-4897


Age-u-Cate Training Institute: developed and delivers innovative, reasearch=based gain dn dementia training for professional and family caregivers. Our family of programs include:

Dementia Live is a powerful and easy-to deliver dementia simulation and empathy training program that empowers care partners with an “inside-out” understand of life with dementia, while empowering care partners with effect tools to improve care.

Compassionate Touch is a person-centered program that combines skilled touch with specialized communication, shown to prevent stress reaction, reduce the use of anti-pshyocic medications, alleviate pain and more.

Flashback is a fun and unique life engagement activity based on evoking memories through reminiscent.

For addition information, contact:  Mary Peterson, Director of Chien Engagements at   Phone:  817-857-1157  ex 204

Memorable Pets & Believable Babies

Hello WRAP! Thank you for the opportunity to tell the you all a little bit about our organization. My name is Bettina Rusher. In a nutshell, we educate and sell comfort therapy products for Seniors, especially for those with dementia.

Our focus is on realistic looking stuffed animal dogs and cats, plus robot dogs and cats. We also have realistic looking baby dolls and Reborn Babies which are extremely real looking, weighted, and real feeling dolls. We have products in many sizes, ethnicities, and price points.

I left corporate America to start Memorable Pets with my sister. We began is 2010 after our mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and she had to give up her real beloved cat named Caldonia. You can read our entire story “An Unexpected Blessing” on our website. Initially, we gave realistic stuffed animal dogs and cats as gifts and then we were amazed at what was happening and the bonds that were created. In 2015 we added baby dolls and in 2017 we added robotic pet products.

The most important thing that I have learned along my journey is “As Alzheimer’s disease progresses into the mid-late stages, the need to nurture, love and be loved increases. It is one of the last emotions to go.” I learned this at the 2012 conference of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatrists in Washington DC. This important fact is why Baby Doll Therapy and Stuffed Animal Therapy work. These types of theapies are great tools to help people with dementia live their final years with some comfort, happiness and the need to nurture satisfied.

Please check out our website and email me for a custom quote (with discount): and



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Interested in greeting card making kits or finished cards to share with your residents? I prepare designs according to themes and seasons. Packages are mailed for you to share with your residents until I am able to make in person visits again. Sessions are part social, part therapy and part fun!  Can mail to any USA address. In person service area is Madison, Wausau, Eau Claire and Menomonie and surrounding areas.

Please email me at for more details.


Check out my blog for more options. Servicing seniors since 2012 and a demonstrator since 2003. Thanks!




MEternally, a family owned business, specializes in reminiscence products.  Anyone can participate in and benefit from reminiscence, and our DVDs, large photo and activity cards make it easy to get the conversation started.  We have become popular with public libraries, allowing our products to be checked out at no cost to facilities, sanitized, and used again and again.

A recent partnership with Bi-Folkal Productions will bring dozens of new themes and we can’t wait to roll out the new decade sets this fall… and many more to follow. Ask your local library for “Favorite Things” and visit us at


Health Professions Press

Health Professions Press is a publisher of state-of-the-art resources in aging and elder care. HPP provides books, programs, training, and toolkits in Alzheimer’s/dementia care, activity programming, long-term care, senior living, leadership, healthcare management, and more. We offer a range of person-centered activity titles, from brain strengthening exercises and games to creative expression and art, as well as books with adaptable activities for all stages of dementia. Visit www.healthpropress.comto view our activity titles, including our newest resources: Montessori in Elder and Dementia Care, and Total Engagement:  Activities for Growth and Expression in Older Adults.

National Association of Activity Professionals (NAAP)

NAAP is the National organization and is supported by WRAP.  Here are some of the member benefits:

  • Free CE’s for live online education opportunities twice per month
  • Free CEs with unlimited access to NAAP’s eLearning Library
  • Discounts to NAAP Conferences and Products from Partners
  • Weekly eBlast keep you abreast of national trends, regulation updates and hot topics
  • NAAP Toolbox:  printable in-services, resource article, innovative activity ideas and planning, activity forms.

Cost:  $75 per year for your membership.

Sign up online at
3604 Wildon Street
Eau Claire, WI   54703
(913) 748-7288

We will leave up past Conference schedules, brochure and poster in case you would like to refer to it.

The WRAP 2019 Conference Making a Splash that was held at Chula Vista in Wisconsin Dells, WI September 18-20, 2019 is a mere memory!  We hope you came away renewed and refreshed.  

We will leave up the brochure for you to get an idea of what our conferences look like.  We hope to see you in Manitowoc in 2021!

 Here is the final 2019 WRAP Schedule with times and rooms: 2019 Conference Schedule
Here is the Brochure:     WRAP 2019 Conference Brochure

Here is the  2018 WRAP Conference Brochure .

Here is the WRAP Conference poster 2018.  You can still print and hang in your Activity Office!


2017 WRAP Conference Schedule

Teepa 2017 Flyer

Download the Brochure here:   WRAP Conference Brochure 2017

Here is the 2017 WRAP Conference poster


2016 WRAP Conference Schedule

2016 WRAP Conference Brochure

2016 WRAP poster here.

About our conferences:     Each September, WRAP hosts its annual conference where an activity professional serving any type of facility within the senior population will find a wealth of education opportunities as well as networking with other activity professional from all over the state.  Here are some of the highlights of each conference:

  • Up to 13 hours of continuing education hours approved by NAAPCC and NCCAP
  • Awards Banquet
  • Vendors with the latest products
  • Cultural Arts Presentation
  • Networking with other activity professionals from the state