About Us:  Beginnings
the Origin of Activity Director Today
"Activity Professionals are the salt-of-the-earth. The Activity Director’s Office
website
is dedicated to everyone who works in the Activity Department and/or
Marketing Department of a facility serving a dependent population. Our
visitors will always find a friend in us."
- Robert Lucas, HFA (retired), Linda Lucas, AD (retired),
Activity Director Today


For 25 years Robert Lucas was a Health Facility Administrator married to an
Activity Professional (Linda Lucas, AD). In 2002 he decided to enjoy the life of
retirement. It was a bad choice. So, in 2003, needing a "responsible-for-
something" fix, he created two websites...
Newsletter-Express.com (which
offered facility newsletters for health care facilities) and
The Activity
Director's Office
(a.k.a. the ADO).  The combination of the two sites led him
to create a monthly free e-magazine for Activity Professionals called
Activity
Director Monthly
.  (Later it was renamed ADT Update. And it is still available
for free by joining the mailing list.
)

The free e-magazine immediately gained a large following among Activity
Professionals across the United States, Canada, Australia and Great Britain.
In fact, the magazine became so popular the Lucas’s were unable to keep up
with the thousands of subscription requests. For that reason all of the
published issues of
Activity Director Monthly is available directly from the
ADO website without need for a paid subscription.

The amazing thing about the website and the e-magazine (
Activity Director
Today E-magazine
) is that other activity professionals from across the United
States (
i.e. Consultants, magazine publishers, professional organizations)
accepted Bob & Linda’s offer for them to sponsor and contribute monthly
articles to T
he Activity Director Today and ADT Update. Today visitors can
find many helps and references for the practical operation of their department
including monthly articles from  qualified  Activity Professionals and Activity
Organizations  

In 2004
The Activity Director’s Office absorbed Gina Salazar’s website,
Activity Ideas That Work, which doubled the ADO’s size while increasing the
quantity and quality of its content.

In 2007
The Activity Director's Office and Activity Director Monthly
names were changed to
Activity Director Today.  Also, a message board
was started with the name
Activity Director Community.

The original goal was to create a website which would be a hub (or one-stop-
shop) for Activity Professionals searching for help on the Internet. At the time
of origin (2003) there wasn't much on the net to help Activity Professionals.
However, in the last few years many different sites have been developed.
Some of these sites are pay sites...some are free sites. Most of them are
pretty decent.
Activity Director Today is a free site...and the Lucas’s intend
to keep it that way through subscription sales to
Activity Director Today E-
magazine (ADTE)
. Also, they have recently offered their Library of ADTE
back issues on CD, as well as individual years on CD.

They are quick to point out that it is a privilege to help such a vital and
hardworking department as the Activity Department. For Activity Professionals
the paperwork is overwhelming and the time is never enough. But the need of
the residents' for a vibrant array of meaningful activities is as vital for the
resident as are the nursing and dietary services. Not only that, the Lucas’s
stress that the Activity Department can be (and should be) the most visible
gateway for the successful marketing of the facility. It is this belief which drives
Activity Director Today and Activity Director Today E-magazine.  Activity
Professionals are appreciated more than they will ever know.

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Bob & Linda Lucas
ACTIVITY DIRECTOR TODAY
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in Long Term Care Settings
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