Seniors for Seniors

About the Program

According to Stanford Center on Longevity’s 2013 report titled Liveable Community Indicators for Sustainable Aging in Place, 2 in 5 seniors need assistance just to get through the day.

It’s not always easy for seniors to ask for help, especially after a lifetime of taking care of others, but providing your aging loved one with the care they need can help them age in place and live a happier and more independent life.

We believe that our mature companions are the best people to provide elder care services as they offer the opportunity for clients to share common experiences and foster genuine relationships with companions who are close in proximity to their age.

Our companions come from a variety of backgrounds and professions and include retired nurses, business people, social workers, teachers, personal support workers, homemakers and paramedics.

While their backgrounds may vary, all of our mature companions share the desire and passion to assist seniors in living happier more independent lives in the comfort of their home, retirement home, assisted living facility or nursing home.

When you hire a Seniors for Seniors companion you get:

  • Peace of mind that all companions have been carefully screened and selected
  • A companion that has been selected and matched to suit you or your loved one's needs as well as shares in common interests and passions
  • Consistency in the quality of caregiving and assistance provided to you and your loved one
  • Assurance that every companion who visits you or your loved one's home is bonded and insured
  • Knowledgeable caregivers, many who have received additional training in dementia, Alzheimer's care and First Aid

Our companions have a number of great stories, gathered a wealth of experience throughout their life and have a great way of caring for people. They use these experiences to help someone else live a happier and more independent life. As a Senior for Seniors' companion, their compassion and caring, coupled with their life experiences, are the tools they use to make a difference in the life of a senior.

Our companions are:

  • Compassionate about caregiving
  • Share a desire to provide "age appropriate care" to seniors
  • Are part-time, full-time or casual and flexible employees

If you are interested in being a companion, please visit our employment page or apply here.

Words from the wise

At Seniors for Seniors, we believe that the seniors in our lives and communities are valuable resources for knowledge and insight. Our goal is to recognize seniors while reminding people that with age comes wisdom and we should seek to learn from our elders! To do this, we created a series of videos called Words from the Wise that followed 5 couples as they shared their wisdom on Love, Family and Happiness.

Tara & Praim

Who’s the more adventurous one?

Tara: Of the two of us I would say that I am the more adventurous one! I have jumped out of a plane, nearly drowned while white water rafting, travelled to the Philippines by myself for 3 months, and walked into the everglades with alligators in Florida!

Praim: While I agree that Tara is an adventurous girl, I also have always been willing to take risks and have been known to embark on exciting adventures. My opinion has always been that you should go on as many adventures as possible in life, as it is important to experience new things. It might require a bit of courage, but you never know what awaits you!

If you each had one wish, what would your wish be?

Tara: If I had one wish, I would wish for the ability to time travel so I could visit my ancestors and see how they lived. I’d love to witness how we evolved into what we are today.

Praim: My wish would be for prosperity for all mankind. This would include the rich sharing with the poor, the strong providing for the weak, and no distinctions between first, second, and third class citizens.

Rita & Christina

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Rita: I would go to Costa Rica!

Christina: I want to go to every country in the world, at least once. I've been to many already!

What's one thing you miss about being a kid?

Rita: I don't really miss anything from childhood that I can think of!

Christina: I miss how much cleaner the earth seemed then. There seems to be trash and pollution everywhere now!

What's the nicest thing you've ever done for each other?

Rita: I find it difficult to pick just one. But I've always been good about picking up a book that she has been wanting, or doing her laundry!

Christina: My mom has done so many nice things for me over the years, it's impossible to pick just one!

Jaspal & Afroz

What makes the two of you laugh the most?

Afroz: We laugh about memories from the past, including my childhood. It's funny to think about all of the innocent questions I used to ask my dad.

Jaspal: We laugh about family and funny stories and experiences.

What would be your ideal family vacation?

Afroz: A family reunion in India where I could meet my extended family and learn about my fore fathers and how they lived.

Jaspal: I would let my son choose. Anywhere he wants to go is fine with me!

What's the nicest thing you've ever done for each other?

Afroz: We have always made it a point to have dinner together. This gives us time to talk and connect!

Jaspal: I can't think of one thing, but I think it’s nice that we always show respect and love for each other.

Marion & John

Describe a typical afternoon spent together.

Marion: We typically spend our afternoons sitting by our pond and watching the neighbour's dog, Lulu. She swims while the fish jump over her chasing the food we toss in.

John: Marion and I spend our afternoons puttering around our gorgeous property. We love to feed the animals that frequent our yard, including squirrels, chipmunks, stray cattle, and sheep. We also spend time training our dog Samantha. We are animal lovers!

If you could go back in time to change one thing, what would it be?

Marion: I wish I could go back and do a better job of keeping in touch with old neighbourhood friends when we moved.

John: I would have spent more time with my children and less time working, and thanked God more often for what he gave us and how he has kept us safe.

If you each had one wish, what would your wish be?

Marion: My wish would be that our children and grandchildren have happy and healthy lives.

John: My wish is for my grandchildren as well. That they will be kept safe from all harm and that God will play a major role in their decision making.

James & Bruce

What makes the two of you laugh the most?

Bruce: We both love a good joke! Especially ones about life, marriage, politicians, etc. We also love comedians like Dave Allen, Russell Howard, Chris Rock and Robin Williams, to name a few.

James: Bruce and I also enjoy laughing at each other’s stories about funny things that happen in life!

If you could be any fictional characters, who would you choose?

Bruce: I think I would choose Tarzan, Hercules, or Superman.

James: I'd be James Bond or The Flash!

If you could go back in time to change one thing, what would it be?

Bruce: I would probably have travelled after graduate school at McGill instead of going to Teacher's College.

James: I think if I could go back and change one thing it would be some of the career choices I made along the way!