Life enrichment coordinators usually work in assisted living facilities and other senior living environments to coordinate enrichment activities and help ensure residents' satisfaction. The coordinator's goal is to enhance seniors' quality of life, which requires working directly with residents to gain insight into their preferences, what activities they are interested in, and any physical and/or cognitive limitations. Additionally, the life enrichment coordinator must collaborate with their colleagues (including managers) to create programs that remain within budget, organizational rules, and any other relevant parameters.
Other tasks that life enrichment coordinators may perform including maintaining a volunteer base to assist with activities, as well as providing training for these volunteers to ensure that they carry out duties correctly and within organizational guidelines. The coordinator must periodically carry out assessments to make sure the provided activities are beneficial and enjoyable. Additionally, life enrichment coordinators must perform set-up and clean-up duties to ensure areas are safe and clean, as well as help resolve any activity-related problems as they occur.
Life enrichment coordinator positions typically require previous experience in a similar position; a postsecondary degree (such as an associate's or bachelor's degree) may be required or preferred as well. This may be a leadership position, so previous managerial experience may also be needed.