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Visit our 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, INC

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) / www.abletrektours.com

 

 


ELDER SOURCE MINISTRIES

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
www.eldersourceinfo.org


THE PURPLE PRIMER

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
30114

The Purple Primer website


MUSICMAKERS

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 www.harpkit.com/reverie-harp  Sign up for our eNotes and you can take 10% off your first order!


IT’S NEVER 2 LATE

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 in2l.com.


LIFE HISTORY SERVICES

Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Life History Services, LLC (www.lifehistoryservices.com / 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.


WOODSONG

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.

MusicByWoodSong.com

Contact Dawn directly for more information:

Email: woodsong@aol.com
Call/text  303-506-4897


AGE-U-CATE

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 Client Engagement at Mary.Peterson@AGEucate.com   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): www.memorablepets.com and www.believablebabies.com

Email: bettina@memorablepets.com


PHOTAVIA

PHOTAVIA® creates time relevant, all-inclusive media experiences via art, part video experience, part education, with a strong and developing neuroscience focus premised on how pleasant thoughts invoked by visual memory triggers can be of therapeutic benefit to individuals and families dealing with dementia,
Alzheimer’s, and PTSD, among others.
We can reduce anxiety and stress, create reminiscence, and ignite inter-generational conversations with “art that triggers memories”.
Our unique proprietary agreement with Getty Images™ and focus on the ©The LIFE Picture Collection provides incredible content for our G-rated two-minute programs that engage, educate and enhance environments. Subscribe FREE Today at: www.PHOTAVIA.TV
Subscription and Investment questions:
Joe Hausch
President/CEO
414.628.3976 Direct
Media and Marketing questions:
David Cucinotta
Marketing Director
774.644.2490 Direct

CREATIVE FORECASTING

Creative Forecasting is a monthly online magazine for Activity and Recreation Professionals working in long term care, assisted living, and retirement communities, adult day services, and senior centers.   Creative Forecasting Magazine is Online Only.

CREATIVE FORECASTING ONLINE MAGAZINE:
14 online issues for the price of 12….. $72.007 online issues for the price of 6……. $36.00Group orders – call for quote.

If you would like to take Creative Forecasting Online for a spin…contact us for registration information…we will give you a two-issue trial subscription. There is no obligation.       Call 1-800-373-0115 or email cfi@cfactive.com. Also visit www.creativeforecasting.com

 

 


SUPER AWESOME STAMPER:  SHIRLEY MERKER

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 superawesomeshirley@gmail.com for more details.

 

Check out my blog https://superawesomestamper.com/ for more options. Servicing seniors since 2012 and a demonstrator since 2003. Thanks!

 

 


MEternally

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 www.meternally.com

 


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 NAAP.info

NAAP.info
3604 Wildon Street
Eau Claire, WI   54703
Office@naap.info
(913) 748-7288

Certification organizations:
National Certification Council for Activity Professionals:  NCCAP.org

NAAP Credentialing Center:  NAAPCC.net