Help meet needs of seniors with Activity Professional training

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Activity professionals work to meet the social, emotional, physical, spiritual and cognitive needs of senior citizens receiving long-term care.

Black Hawk College has a new 10-week Activity Professional course with training in gerontology, program development and design, management and leisure needs. Classes will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 7 to April 17, at the college’s Outreach Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline.

By using a specialized knowledge in the field of geriatrics, therapeutic interventions and creative programming, activity professionals improve the lives of their clients on a daily basis.

Optional field work experience opportunity provided upon completion of the course. No previous experience or knowledge associated with aging is necessary prior to class.

Cost is $215 for residents of the Black Hawk College District. Call for out-of-district rates.

To register, call 309-796-8223.