APTA Centennial Events and News


Centennial News and 100 Days of Service

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The APTA Michigan archivist, Janet Downey curated a great collection of photos taken from our records.  Take a stroll down memory lane as you look at these photos from the past.

Chateau Chantal in Traverse City is offering their wines with a special Centennial Lable for purchase.  They can ship anywhere!  The cost per bottle is $20.  Order using the link below~  Please note sales will not open until October 1.


APTA Michigan Centennial Scholar, Bana Odeh, was selected by APTA to speak at the APTA Centennial Gala held September 10 in Washington, DC.  It was quite an honor to speak and then introduce the APTA President, Sharon Dunn. Download Bana’s speech


Cap off our centennial year by joining APTA-MI in a special “100 Days of Service” initiative. Join us from wherever you are to highlight a value built into the profession’s DNA – commitment to communities. These volunteer activities are meant to spark community engagement, collaboration with other APTA members, and increased awareness of the physical therapy profession.
December 2021

Volunteer for Detroit Jewish Family Services

Volunteer at Room at the Inn Warming Center in Marquette, MI

 December 6, 2021 ET

Volunteer – Room at the Inn

Age 60 and over? Volunteer online as an advice counselor via the Elder Wisdom Circle to be a “virtual grandparent” for the younger generation

 December 7, 2021 ET

Offer Advice – ElderWisdomCircle


Volunteer with the Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple and Zen Center for Rohatsu

Volunteer or donate to the Fox Island Lighthouse Association

Volunteer with Forgotten Harvest

 December 10, 2021 ET

Volunteer – Forgotten Harvest

Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run Detroit

 December 11, 2021 ET

1 Message! (arthritis.org)

Donate to Toys for Tots

 December 12, 2021 ET

Marine Toys for Tots

Donate preemie clothing to your local NICU

 December 13, 2021 ET

Your choice of location!

Adopt a family for the Christmas

 December 14, 2021 ET

Shovel Snow for an elderly neighbor

 December 15, 2021 ET

Donate items to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans for quarantine leisure

Volunteer with Little Brother’s friends to the Elderly in Upper Michigan

Volunteer for Disability Network of Northern Michigan

Volunteer at Horse North Rescue

Volunteer for Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan

Volunteer at Safe Harbor in Traverse City

 December 21, 2021 ET


Volunteer VIRTUALLY as a Spanish Teacher!

Volunteer as a handy-person at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum

Volunteer for Salvation Army of South Eastern Michigan

Volunteer for South Michigan Food Bank

Give to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and visit to celebrate Kwanzaa.

Volunteer to be a Girl Scouts Troop Leader

VIRTUAL – make USPS workers thank yous!

Volunteer as a driver to deliver literacy materials in North West Michigan

Volunteer VIRTUALY for outreach to seniors for social connectedness

VIRTUAL – make a welcome home basket for a person who previously experienced homelessness

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