Tapestry Recreation Coordinator | Whitney Place at Sharon
Since beginning working at Whitney Place Assisted Living and Memory Care at Sharon a year ago, Matthew Johnson, Tapestry recreation coordinator, has had an evolving role as he has taken on diverse tasks and become an essential part of the fabric of SALMON.
Matthew began working at Whitney Place last October when the community first opened and he quickly began to grow with the campus. He began as a PCA, but managers at the community identified that his out-going personality and creative thinking skills would be better utilized in the recreation department. He worked as a recreation assistant, then his current role of Tapestry Program recreation coordinator.
In this role, Matthew plans and leads daily activities, events and outings within the Tapestry neighborhood. He also pitches in to help with care, meal modeling, emotional support or any efforts that make life at Whitney Place more pleasant for residents.
When he’s not engaging with residents, he’s engaging with their families to help support them with any needs or concerns they have.
“I’m blessed to work with a recreation team that shares the same vision of enriching and enhancing the lives of all the residents we serve,” Matthew said. “My favorite part, by far, is spending time with the amazing residents that live here in the community … seeing their smiles is enough to validate that I’m where I belong.”
Matthew said he comes to work every day “excited to share my life with my ‘extended family’ and I leave the community knowing I’ve truly impacted their lives in a positive way.”