Life Enrichment Coordinator Reflects on Lancaster Primrose

By | July 28, 2016

Residents riding bus at Primrose Retirement Community

Primrose residents enjoying a scenic ride together

Being a Life Enrichment Coordinator can be a hard job at times but it can also be fun and very rewarding. The hardest part of the job is making everyone happy – making sure they get to go where they like to go or do what they they like to do. Once folks learn about all the things we have to offer, they come out of their shells and participate. When we have entertainers come in and they sing a familiar song to the resident it brings back memories for them. I love to see them all sing along. Sometimes a few tears will flow when they hear a song that is really special to them.

Twice a month we go on a scenic ride. No destination in mind, just a chance to get out of the community and see what is going on outside in their world. They love seeing the farms, going through the little towns to see new buildings going up. When we return home, they thank the bus driver and myself for the ride. “I really enjoyed that ride” they say with a big smile on their faces. It makes me smile and truly happy to be a part of making someone else happy.

— Bobbie Arnold

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