Creative Forecasting®

Activity Planning Simplified®

ABOUT MARY ANNE AND PEGI

Mary Anne (De Lay) Clagett graduated from the University of Colorado in 1981 with a BS in Recreation with an emphasis in Therapeutics. She has worked in long term care, adult day services, and assisted living settings and consulted in numerous facilities and is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) and Activity Consultant Certified (ACC). Mary Anne resides in Colorado Springs with her husband, three children, and two dogs.

Pegi (Haggerty) Schlis graduated from Central Michigan University in 1979 with a BA in Recreation & Park Administration with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation. She has worked in long term care, rehabilitation, and mental health settings and consulted in numerous facilities and is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) and Activity Consultant Certified (ACC). Pegi resides in Colorado Springs with her husband, two children, and one dog.

HOW CREATIVE FORECASTING WAS BORN

In March 1988, Mary Anne and Pegi were at Murphy’s Tavern in Colorado Springs discussing the idea of publishing a thematic newsletter for Activity and Recreation Professionals. The goal was twofold: to improve the quality of lives for seniors and provide Activity and Recreation Professionals a publication that would make their professional lives easier.

The first newsletter was the January / February 1989 issue and it was 12 pages. Starting with the September 1990 issue, the publication went monthly. Additional pages were included as subscribers’ suggestions for improving the “newsletter” kept rolling in, and the format expanded over the years to a 44-page magazine. With the June 1998 issue, the 8-page Trivia Plus supplement was added. Beginning with the October 1999 issue, Trivia Plus (plus 4 extra pages) were added to the regular magazine for a total of 56 pages.

In 2002, Activity Planning Simplified, a software to create activity calendars, track resident participation, and print individual participation records, and many other functions, was released.

Starting in 2006, Specialty Books including Word Pictures Volume 1, Word Pictures Volume 2, A Year’s Worth of Word Games Volume 1 & 2, and Crossword Puzzles & Word Searches Volume 1 were added to Creative Forecasting’s publishing family.

MOST ASKED QUESTION “How did you come up with the name 'Creative Forecasting’?”

ANSWER “We are ‘creatively forecasting’ activity ideas!”

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