Every month Seniors for Seniors selects a senior companion who is exceptional at what they do.
Richard was chosen as our June Employee of the Month because of his loyalty to his clients. He treats each of them like his personal friend. They really enjoy their time with Richard.
We asked Richard a few questions about his experience working at Seniors for Seniors.
1. How did you hear about Seniors for Seniors, and why did you decide to join the company?
I was looking on the internet for something to fill the boredom of retirement and found Seniors for Seniors. I thought it would be something I might like. After my interview with Yvonne, the job sounded very interesting. I accepted the position when they offered it to me.
2. What is your favorite companion/caregiver experience or story?
There are more than a few favourite memories. Going through my assignments in my planner (it’s been a year already!!!!!) I would have to say that it’s a toss-up between driving my client Thomas and Angela and Neil. I found Thomas’ stories fascinating. He has done a lot of unusual things in his life. From living in the wild to painting a very large mural in the Vancouver train station.
Then there was Angela and Neil. A couple married for 50 years and who are very much in love. He referred to her as his bride. Swimming with them in the pool was fun. Watching tiny Angela do her 23 laps. When she asked how many laps Neil and I did, we told her 14 laps when in actuality we only did 4. I don’t think she believed us.
There was always a lot of kidding around with my clients. Unfortunately COVID-19 took that away.
3.How has Seniors for Seniors benefited your clients?
Seniors for Seniors seems to have things well organized. My clients are always satisfied.
4.How has being a Seniors for Seniors caregiver enriched your life?
Everyone that passes through your life affects you either in a positive or negative way. Whether you are with them for 5 seconds or 5 years. Everyone I met though Seniors for Seniors has enriched my life immensely, both the sad and happy experiences.
Want to know more about being a senior companion? You can visit our employment page here.