Written by Active Minds on Wednesday the 12th of February 2014.
Residents at Caythorpe Residential Home, Lincolnshire, enjoying a party.
How many individuals do you care for, and what does your average day look like as an Activities Co-ordinator?
I care for 14 individuals and my average day as an Activities Co-ordinator is trying my best to cater for each individual’s needs, and trying to make each day different and stimulating for each person. I try my best to make a difference in their lives; to make each day as enjoyable as possible.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
The most rewarding aspect of my job is seeing that I have made a difference. A smile on a person’s face, and laughter, says a lot to me. Seeing the residents happy with what they do with me is a reward in itself.
Which activity do you do with those you care for that you see the most engagement from?
I get a lot of engagement from a lot of my activities but one that stands out for me for the residents would be music and singing, they really love this and get a lot of pleasure from it. They smile, and some like to dance, which is lovely to see.
When you are having a trying time, what keeps you going?
I don’t really have a trying time as the residents always keep me going, they are such lovely people to work with and I have all the time in the world for them.
What do you enjoy most about being an Activities Co-ordinator?
I enjoy everything about my job, but I think I enjoy making a difference to their lives, giving them things to enjoy and look forward to. I always think I am lucky doing a job which I find so rewarding.
Congratualtions and many thanks to June!