Our Mission Statement
To provide education, advocacy, communication and leadership to Arizona Activity Professionals for the purpose of enhancing the quality of life for clients, residents, participants, and patients we serve.
AAAP will be the membership organization of choice for individuals to achieve the highest standards of practice in the activity profession.
Educational opportunities and resources for professional and personal growth through our diverse cultural and educational backgrounds.
Cultivating relationships with organizations of similar interests for the purpose of advocating our profession.
Connecting with each other by communicating through various means and resources.
Empowering our professionals through leadership skills.
Maintaining the highest level of integrity and professionalism.
In the 1970's, a group of activity directors in Pima County joined forces to meet, share ideas, work on special programming and be a resource for those working in the field of aging and in long term care facilities.
Early in 1981, activity directors from the Phoenix area met to share ideas and support each other. It was there that the need was realized for a state organization to better serve those who work in nursing homes, adult day care centers, retirement communities and other health-related fields that serve the elderly.