It is the long weekend, and my housemate who is 96 has gone away, leaving me to man the fort mm. So now I am the one with the lonely blues in my nice big house (his house). Loneliness is not an age thing, but it can become more challenging to be social when you are elderly.
This week I met with a new client who is 80 she lost her husband a few months ago. As you can imagine, the pain of the loss is overwhelming and persistent. I am glad to say I am working on placing a s
When did you give up smoking? I asked last night over dinner at the kitchen table '1946' he said. Wow! It's not every day you hear that I thought, just more cool things about living with someone who has been around for a while.
We have been living together for a month now and have developed a flexible routine, and I think we are both happy with the mutual support and sharing of our resources, his high power lawnmower my high power stamina. His lovely home, my appetite for t
My housemate is 96, and he is also my target customer for my business Elderhomeshare, which matches up friendly responsibly tenants to live with elderly homeowners. I too am a target customer - as you can imagine the learning is direct and invaluable.
Living with my target customer gives me up to date insight on the day to day operations, general wants and needs of the elderly and insight into the kind of tenants that you want in the mix. Someone with foresight who can preem
Guess what my housemate who is 96 and awesome was telling me over dinner this evening about going to the silent movies, I couldn't believe it, silent movies - wow. The piano man would play during the film and when the baddie would hide behind the door on screen, and the goodie would come in, someone in the audience would enviably shout out 'he's behind the door' hilarious we both roared with laughter. A few nights ago, we had to put a mouse trap down. Well he did, I would
As an Entrepreneur sometimes money can be an issue, as in you have none, and rooting out enough for a cup of coffee by going through several handbags and jacket pockets becomes an art. But success is just around the corner 'sometimes'.
Last Thursday afternoon I found myself in this dilemma, thankfully after a search, I found what I was looking for - enough money for that very important cup of happiness.
To top it off the same morning I was making myself some toast and I no