Congratulations goes out to Margaret Keogh, our Seniors for Seniors January Employee of the Month!
Margaret was selected because of the dedication that she shows her clients. She goes above and beyond to meet her clients' needs and they truly appreciate her care. Her clients feel that Margaret has become a friend and they look forward to her visits every time.
Continue reading about Margaret's experience as a senior companion:
1. How did you hear about Seniors for Seniors and why did you decide to join the company?
In the summer of 2018 I saw an advertisement for Seniors for Seniors in my local paper. I had time on my hands due to the fact that we had down sized and retired from my catering company. I have always enjoyed social interaction and I felt that I had something to share with a senior who may need assistance.
2. What is your favourite companion/caregiver experience or story?
One of my first clients was an elderly, lovely lady who was a retired librarian. She had just lost her husband and was living with her daughter. I would drive her and stay with her at her doctor's appointments. On book club days I would take her to her meetings and later we would proceed to discuss, dissect, and exchange our favourite books. It was a special relationship we both enjoyed. When she was taken suddenly by a stroke, I was left with wonderful memories of a thoroughly engaging woman.
3. How has Seniors for Seniors benefited your clients?
I have learned how a big smile can make a difference and how important it is to listen to my clients' life experiences. I feel privileged that they want to share their stories with me. One special lady retrieved her beautiful art work that she had tucked away and then showed me pictures of her playing the violin at the NAC and all the grand concert halls in Europe and around the world. Another gentleman told me that he used to fly rescue helicopters in different parts of the continent.
4. How has being a Seniors for Seniors caregiver enriched your life?
Every client is special and each has a story to tell. I have a great sense of satisfaction knowing that I have made a difference in someone’s day by providing a smile, an ear and a service that is needed. For me, Senior for Seniors has been a rewarding experience.
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