Katy Peterson, formerly the Senior Services Coordinator for the City of College Station’s Parks and Recreation department, has joined MRC The Langford as their Lifestyle Director. In her new role, Peterson will support the wellness goals of the residents of the retirement community by providing a multitude of life enriching activities like fitness classes, lectures, socials and outings. All of the various offerings led by Peterson are inspired by the Eden Alternative Domains of Well-being focusing on identity, growth, autonomy, security, connectedness, meaning and joy.
“At The Langford, we seek to nurture every aspect of what makes life truly fulfilling. Katy is such a natural at understanding the unique needs of the individual while fostering the interests of the resident body as a whole. We are so blessed to bring her expertise to The Langford,” explained Executive Director Stacey Nehring.
Peterson’s resume includes a well decorated barrel racing career plus a background in tourism where she promoted destination based experiences as well as educational opportunities. Her role with College Station’s Parks and Recreation department brought her passions full circle when she connected her talents to working with seniors.
Peterson described her excitement by saying, “The Langford is the next logical step in my career to fully embrace my calling to serve seniors. I can truly focus on the relationship, as well as the programming because the best programming is relationship-driven. Every experience is naturally more meaningful; every class, gathering, event and outing, when it is cemented by the relationships that happen when you live in community with one another. It is a very special thing to be a part of.”