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A Welcome Message from the MN SWAP President....

The desire to form a state organization initially began during the summer of 1983 with the efforts of many interested activity leaders in the state of Minnesota. In the 30 years of existence, MN SWAP has grown to over 800 members. The annual fall conference draws over 400 activity professionals from around the state and is considered one of the top conferences in the nation for quality education and attendance.

The MN SWAP board is comprised of elected officers, committee chairpersons, conference co-chairs, and seven regional representatives from across the state.  Click on the “Regions” tab to the left and then click on your region on the map to access your region’s educational opportunities, meeting times and contact person.

Using the tabs on the left, you will find information related to activity and recreation professionals.  All those interested in quality of life issues for seniors are welcome to become a member by clicking on the membership tab and download the membership application.  If you have questions or comments related to MN SWAP, please feel free to contact me. 

Kara Reiser
MN SWAP President

Minnesota Statewide Activity Professional's Mission

  • To provide a source of mutual support and sharing of ideas for all persons in the field of activity programming.
  • To promote and offer educational opportunities that specifically address the Activity Professional and the needs of the people they serve.
  • To work with other professional groups, regulatory agencies and provider representatives to insure the delivery of activity services in a coordinated, client oriented atmosphere.

Save the Date......
MN SWAP 2016 Fall Conference
October 12-14, 2016
Holiday Inn - St. Cloud, MN

Conference Brochure and Registreation is Now Available!

Click Here to Download

(Be sure to select "landscape" for printing)


MN SWAP Award of Excellence nominations for 2016 are now open!

Do you...

  • Have a Volunteer that goes above and beyond in making your residents lives meaningful?
  • Have an Administrative team member that supports your activity department and the activity professsion?
  • Know an Activity Professional who is outstanding and has made an impact in the profession and quality of life for residents?

Why not nominate them for MN SWAP's Award of Excellence that are given at the fall conference?

Click on the Awards tab for details and nomination form.

2015 Activity Professional of the Year

Cindy Henning
Lakeview Ranch
Dassel, MN