National Activities Professionals week celebrates essential role

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - After nearly three decades working as an activities director, Becky Erickson says her favorite part of her job is spending time with all of her residents.

“Love being able to have that one-to-one with the residents, getting to know them. I love their stories, you can learn so much,” Erickson said.

“It brings us close together, gives us a feeling of community and belonging,” resident Susan Johnson said.

“It’s really important for that mental well-being of our residents to have a good activities supervisor, to have a good activities staff, they get their nails painted, have music, entertainment that helps their psychosocial well-being,” Good Sam Sioux Falls Village Administrator Dana Bachmeier said.

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