Activities Director Wins Statewide Awards

A statewide organization has honored the Magnolia Center’s Activities Director for excellence in leadership.

Brenda Hunt was named the 2018 recipient of the Illinois Activity Professionals Association Larry-Madge Award, presented each year to an activity professional who excels in leadership and professionalism. The award was named after Larry ver Steegh and Madge Schweinsberg, who were both founders and leaders of their local and statewide activity organizations.

“The activity director is key to improving the quality of life for our residents,” stated Magnolia Center Administrator Sandi Burtron. “Brenda does an exceptional job making sure our residents are engaged and connected. Each resident here becomes a part of her family and she makes sure they feel that.”

This is the second year in a row Hunt has been recognized by the IAPA. In 2017, she received the Dorene Award for outstanding contributions to the activities profession.

Established in 1979, the Illinois Activity Professionals Association is dedicated to enriching the education and professionalism of those working in activities to enhance the quality of life for individuals residing in a variety of care settings in Illinois.