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Senior Living Residences Memory Care Programming Assistant (Activity Assistant) in Boston, Massachusetts

Standish Village is seeking a professional to serve as Programming Assistant for its memory support community. We have a part time position available every other weekend.

We are looking for a dynamic, innovative programmer who is creative, friendly, energetic and organized to assist the Program Director in creating, scheduling and implementing programs for our assisted living residents, as well as for residents in our Compass neighborhood who are living with dementia.


The Programming Assistant provides assistance in managing a comprehensive program for active independent seniors, as well as individuals with memory impairments, with the goal of enhancing their social, intellectual, creative, spiritual and physical well­ being. As assigned, instructs and supervises other assistants, Resident Care Associates (RCAs) and volunteers in their participation in activity programming; and serves as a liaison with family members, the larger community and care providers.

  • The Programming Assistant may assist with developing, scheduling and directing these programs daily, including driving residents to off-site activities in the community van.

  • Duties also include providing support for photography, the creation of a monthly newsletter, updating the community Facebook page, and assisting with public relations efforts.


  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.

  • 1 to 2 years experience working with the elderly and/or Alzheimer’s populations.

  • Experience providing programs or services to the elderly.

  • Must be responsible, organized, and dependable with the ability to communicate effectively with senior citizens and their families.

  • Computer skills required.

  • Must be flexible and a good team player.

  • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm.

  • Must be able to express self clearly, verbally and in writing.

  • Must have a history of responsible, accident-free driving.

Background checks will be completed prior to employment.

Walk-in applicants are welcome.