Re-Creative Resources
By Kimberly Grandal, BA, CTRS, ACC, Executive Director
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KIMBERLY GRANDAL
Executive Director
Re-Creative Resources
About Kim

Kimberly Grandal, Founder
and Executive Director of Re-
Creative Resources, Inc., is a
strong advocate for the field of
Therapeutic Recreation and
Activities, with over fifteen
years of experience working
with the elderly in numerous
management and consultant
positions.  She is an Activity
Consultant Certified and a
Certified Therapeutic
Recreation Specialist. Kim is a
member of the New Jersey
Activity Professionals
Association and the New
Jersey/Eastern Pennsylvania
Therapeutic Recreation
Association.

In 1990, Kim graduated from
William Paterson University
with a BA in Sociology and
later studied gerontology
courses at Union County
College and Therapeutic
Recreation courses at Kean
University. Throughout her
career, Kim has been the
Director of Therapeutic
Recreation for several long-
term care facilities, including
one of NJ’s largest.

In 2006, Kim founded Re-
Creative Resources Inc. She is
a speaker for various state and
local activity associations such
as NJAPA, MOCAP, and
NJACA, as well as the Society
of Licensed Nursing Home
Administrators of NJ. She also
offers lectures for Re-Creative
Resources Inc., local colleges,
and community groups, and
provides consultation and
support to numerous facilities
in the state.

Kim is the editor and writer for
the “The Rec-Room", a
monthly newsletter published
by her company. In addition,
she writes monthly articles for
the Activity Directors Office
newsletter, and has contributed
articles to Creative Forecasting
Magazine, and The
Continuing Care Insite
newsletter.

Kim is a recipient of the
Kessler Institute of
Rehabilitation 1997 Triumph
of the Human Spirit Award.  
Her passion is to promote the
field of Therapeutic
Recreation and Activities and
to unite Recreation Therapists
and Activity Professionals. Kim
currently serves on the NJAPA
board as the Chairperson for
the Legislation Committee.
About
Re-Creative
Resources Inc.

Re-Creative Resources, Inc. is
committed to enhancing the
lives of long-term care
residents through the use of
Therapeutic Recreation. We
provide a variety of services
such as Therapeutic
Recreation seminars,
in-services, resources, form
development, program analysis
and development,
consultation, and support for
activity professionals and
recreational therapists. A
selection of downloadable
training materials and forms
are available for your
convenience as well as a free
job posting site.
Subscribe to Kimberly's Newsletter
See Kim's You-Tube videos (Click Here)


  1. Activities:  Now's the Time to Advocate and Educate!
  2. Care Plan Confidence
  3. Spring Into Training: Employee Training Tips for Recreation Directors
  4. Don't be Lost.  Read the M. A. P.!  Men's Activity Programs in Health-Care
    Facilities
  5. Quality Assured Activity Programming
  6. Top 10 Questions About the CTRS
  7. Class Acts:  A+ Educational Activities for the Elderly in Healthcare Facilities
  8. Build a Championship Team Instead of a Team of Champions
  9. The Most Comprehensive Manager: Responsibilities of the  Recreation
    Director in LTC.
  10. Breaking Down the Barriers: Adapting Activities to Increase Active Leisure
    Participation
  11. Gaining Professional Respect
  12. Part 1 - Activity S.O.S.:  Success Oriented Sensory Stimulation
  13. Part 2 - SOS: Success-Oriented Sensory Stimulation  - Kits and Themes
  14. Care Plan 101: An Introduction to Care Planning for Activity and Recreation
    Professionals
  15. Reaching Out! Community Program Ideas for Healthcare Facilities
  16. The Ensuring Medicare Access to Recreational Therapy Act of 2007: An
    Overview for Activity Professionals
  17. An MDS 3.0 Overview for Activity Professionals and Recreation Therapists
  18. How to Write an ImPRESSive Press Release:  an Introduction for
    Recreation Directors
  19. Revised F-tags for Nutrition and Sanitary Conditions: An Overview for
    Activity Professionals
  20. Frustrated, Burnt, Angry and Resentful:  A-Z Tips for Activity Professionals
    Who Need a Boost!
  21. Elect to Promote and Vote:  Voting and Election Day Activities in Healthcare
    Facilities
  22. Holiday Tips for Activity Professionals and Recreation Therapists
  23. Host an Activity Fair to Celebrate National Activity Professionals Week
  24. Department-Specific Quality of Life Strategies
  25. Roll Out the Red Carpet: Employee Orientation Tips for Activity
    Professionals
  26. Legislative Updates For Activity Professionals
  27. Walk-N-Wheel-A-Thon
  28. Facilitating Successful Team Building Activities
  29. Patriotic Sensory Kit
  30. A Day at the Beach Sensory
  31. Leader Facilitation Guidelines for Group Activities
  32. Legislative News and Advocacy
  33. Progress Notes:  CQI Sample
  34. Holiday Tips for Activity Professionals and Recreation Therapists
  35. MDS 3.0 Update
  36. Meaningful One-to-One Activities
  37. High Tech Activity Idea:  Resident Blogging
  38. A Closer Look at the MDS 3.0:  News and Overview for Activity and
    Recreation Professionals
  39. Top 10 Tips for Creating a Spectacular Activity Calendar
  40. Simple Activity Progress Notes
  41. Good Old Summertime Sensory
  42. Advocacy for the Activity/Recreation Professional
  43. Recreation Safety Tips
  44. Recreation Department: R.A.V.E. Program
  45. MDS 3.0 Resources for Activity and Recreation Professionals
  46. MDS 3.0 Section F:  Top Ten Questions Activity Professionals Ask
  47. Meaningful Recreational Activities: A 30 Minute Inservice for Facility Staff
  48. Power Point 2007 - Cheat Sheet
  49. Activity Professionals at a Glance
  50. St. Patrick's Day Sensory
  51. Providing Comfort and Relaxation with Gentle Touch
  52. The Basics of Brainstorming
  53. More MDS 3.0 Q & A - For Section F Preferences for Customary Routine
    and Activities
  54. How to Make Digital Pictures Video Using Windows Movie Maker (XP)