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ROBERTA BRENINGHOUSE, ACC/EDU/MC

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Roberta Breninghouse, ACC possesses the following honors and qualifications:

 

  • Activity Consultant Certified/Education/Memory Care

  • Certified Dementia Practitioner 

  • Certified Montessori Dementia Practitioner 

  • Bachelor of Music/Penn State University

  • Graduate Certificate in Gerontology/University of Pittsburgh

  • Director of Music/Crossroads Presbyterian Church

  • Graduate Student/University of Pittsburgh

  • Teacher of the Year Award/Distinguished Service Award/Penn State New Kensington Campus Adjunct Faculty

 

Roberta currently works at Sherwood Oaks Senior Community-UPMC in Cranberry, PA as the Director of Recreation Therapy where she also serves on the Social Media Team and Senior Services Committee. Roberta has over 25 years of experience in healthcare as an Activity Professional and Volunteer Coordinator.

Roberta enjoys playing the piano, organ, guitar, accordion, and is a vocalist. She performs with the Rick Farinelli Big Band, JazzPlay Acoustic Trio, and is a freelance pianist. She especially enjoys baking and cooking Italian foods, dining out, kayaking, biking and spending time with family and friends.

MEPAP ACTIVITY PROFESSIONAL CERTIFIED (APC) SCHEDULE

FALL 2022

START CLASS DATE:  SEPT 12, 2022

CLASS END DATE:  OCTOBER 25, 2022

 

MONDAY AND TUESDAYS FROM 7-10PM AND 6 SATURDAYS FROM 9AM-3PM

THE 6 SATURDAYS ARE ON SEPT 17, 24, 30 AND OCTOBER 8, 15, 22

My Course Will Be Delivered Via:  ZOOM

MEPAP 1 APC $650 course fee includes coursebook, exam and 2 years certification.

Please note that if you select to do a payment plan there will be an additional $30.00 fee added.

Activity Professional Certified Course

As a Licensed Instructor, I am qualified to deliver NCCAP’s standardized Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (MEPAP) for NCCAP certification. 

 

For over 30 years, NCCAP certification has been accepted for meeting the highest standard of CMS F680 and is the only certification accepted by NAAP for meeting the Professional Standards of Practice to be an Activity Professional.

 

The MEPAP is infused with the person-centered principles of the Pioneer Network as well as the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations. It is reviewed and updated regularly by an independent Clinical and Curriculum Advisory Board of geriatric experts and long-term care practitioners.

 

Like all Allied Healthcare credentials, NCCAP certification is based on a formal course of study, the MEPAP, and an independent final exam. NCCAP certification ensures you are competent to deliver person-centered care and life-enriching activity programs to enhance physical, cognitive and psychosocial well-being.

 

Currently, I teach the NCCAP’s standardized MEPAP APC (Activity Professional Certified) course. The MEPAP APC is the entry-level certification that provides the knowledge and skills to work in the Activity Profession.