What is the Massachusetts Council of Activity Professionals (MassCAP)?

The Massachusetts Council of Activity Professionals (MassCAP) is a professional organization of Activity Coordinators established in Massachusetts in 1975. Activity Professionals work in nursing and rehab facilities, assisted living facilities, senior centers, independent residences, community agencies and adult day health centers. Membership in MassCAP is open to anyone interested in improving activity programming, participating in educational opportunities and exchanging ideas with colleagues in the health care profession. MassCAP works with its membership, with other health care providers and with regulatory agencies to ensure that activity programs exist which encourage the elderly to lead full and challenging lives.

What is an Activity Professional?

As Activity Professionals, we know that the absence of activity leads to boredom, depression and ultimately to deterioration of mental and physical functioning among those we serve. Dysfunction is reversible through engagement in therapeutic programming, enhancement of the activities of daily living, work related activities and vocational pursuits. Activity Professionals assess clients in order to develop and manage programs to assure that elderly persons function at their fullest physical, mental, social and vocational potentials.

Membership Benefits

  • Membership Card
  • Copy of By-laws
  • Quarterly newsletter (IMPACT) informing membership of professional and legislative issues affecting our profession.
  • Discounted registration fee for our educational seminars as well as our annual state convention
  • The right to vote and hold office in MassCAP
  • A Directory including information about satellite groups