Decatur House Welcomes Kerri Smith As Activities Director

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Decatur House, a 38-apartment assisted living located in East Sandwich, has named Kerri Smith as the newest member of the Activities Team. She’ll direct the program in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local standards and regulations.

Decatur HouseAs Activities Coordinator, Smith will manage the volunteer program at Decatur House, and plan all activities and develop the monthly activities calendar with Karen Horn, Certified Nursing Assistant and Co-Activities Coordinator.

Smith has nearly a decade of experience working with older adults from her previous role at the front desk of Beth Israel Lahey Health Primary Care Office in Sandwich.

“I really enjoyed working with patients and helping them,” said Smith. “We had over 3,000 patients and usually when we saw them, they were concerned about something, or sick or sad. Helping to ease their burden just a little bit by being kind and helpful was rewarding.”

Smith said she is looking forward to getting to know the residents at Decatur House; learning all about their life experiences and doing all of the things that make them happiest.

“I love older people. They have so much wisdom, and often humor, to share. I appreciate being at Decatur House where they are given the accommodations, patience, time and attention they deserve,” she said.

Smith is a longtime resident of Bourne. She earned bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Westfield State University.