Up Close with Activities Director
Jamie lives in the Perkasie area and has been working in activities in long term care facilities for 13 years. She started out as an assistant and through opportunity, encouragement and drive, worked her way up to Activities Director. She is currently in the process of earning her certification in activities.
Jamie is a firm believer in embracing change to best meet the needs of our residents. Through carefully designed activities, innovative programs and incorporating new forms of entertainment such as the hands-on “Science for Seniors”, Jamie and the activities staff truly enhance the quality of life of our residents at Gwynedd. As Jamie remarked: “It doesn’t matter your age, everyone loves to learn new things!”
Her goal is to utilize the strengths of our residents, tailoring activities to suit the varying needs of both our short-term and long-term populations. To that end she has expanded our popular Friendship Circle, scheduling a second session in the afternoon for the rehab patients who are in therapy during the morning session.“I am very fortunate to have found a career that I find satisfaction in . . . and it’s the gratitude of the residents that continues to drive me.”