Director of Life Enrichment

Job ID
# of Openings
Resident Services
Resident Services
Job Type
Regular Full-Time


The Director of Life Enrichment is responsible for the creation, development, implementation and oversight of Overlook wellness programs/events/clubs and related committees that meet residents’ intellectual, social, physical and spiritual growth. The Director is responsible for the evaluation and assessment of changes in residents’ level of participation in community programs and developing programs to meet changing needs.


  • Develops and maintains a high level and dynamic Wellness Program incorporating the Dimensions of Wellness and Life Enrichment
  • Coordinates with the Interdepartmental Team including Fitness, Dining, and Wellness Coordinator
  • Using leadership skills, guides residents in development of behaviors that will assist them in assuming greater responsibility and leadership in the implementation of programs and clubs.
  • Facilitates and maintains communication regarding events/programs among residents, as well as employees from various departments (Dining, Maintenance, Housekeeping, Transportation, Sales and Marketing, Wellness).
  • Educates new residents and current residents to the nature and purpose of active engagement in this community and its translation into programs that support successful aging.
  • Maintains appropriate records that demonstrate resident engagement.
  • Collaborates effectively with other departments and educates employees in understanding principles of engagement in later life.
  • Monitors the programming needs and desires of residents routinely and maintain a list of those residents at risk for decline (from a programming perspective) and collaborates with identified residents on program development.
  • Referral to identified internal persons for follow up assessment if observed needs are beyond the scope of programming including Wellness Coordinator
  • Publishes monthly calendar of programs/events and directs distribution throughout the community


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related field, including Health, Wellness, and Hospitality.  Related professional experience considered in lieu of degree.
  • 2-4 years’ experience with seniors in a continuing care retirement community or community based setting in program development and management preferred.
  • Experience in development and implementation of programs for persons with memory loss preferred.

Company Overview

Why choose the Overlook

  • The Overlook offers a great working environment
  • We offer an excellent benefits package for full and part time positions including; medical, dental, vision and life insurance (effective on day one), a 401(k) retirement savings plan, tuition assistance, and paid time off.
  • Daycare and Fitness center on site available to all employees.
  • Referral bonuses.
  • Employee appreciation events. 


Located on a beautiful 450 acre campus in Charlton, Massachusetts, The Overlook Retirement Community and Health Center offers 221 independent living residences and a complete continuum of care including post-acute, assisted living, memory care, CARE management services, and skilled nursing for long and short-term care needs. The Overlook sponsored by the Masonic Health System of Massachusetts has a proud tradition of service since 1911.



We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage all applicants of all ages.


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