Guess what! I've been getting loads of positive feedback from my customers and getting to hear some great stories on the home share front. So I wanted to share a few with you. In a new match out in Killiney, the home owner is (among other things) a ballroom dancer, who requested a creative type home share companion who likes to cycle and enjoys a sing song. This made me think that I would have a challenge on my hands to find such a person. To my delight she showed up very qui
Hello everyone! This is Lucy Liu, a Chinese PhD student who lives with Mary (91) and her daughter ( whose name is also Mary) for the past month. It has been an amazing experience to live in a local family and it feels like I am already a member of the FAMILY. I'm very glad to say, this was a happy Match for Mary 91 & a PhD Student. We have dinners together some times a week and we often have a nice talk to each other in the evening. I will be happy to share with Mary and her
I’m writing this piece from the second floor of a shared home in Ranelagh, so close to the city centre and Trinity college that I really have no excuse for missing that 9 AM Psychology lecture this morning. I owe a lot to Elderhomeshare, who’ve not only afforded me the opportunity to study so far from home but have given me a truly unique and enriching opportunity in becoming a companion this year with an elderly gentleman. On that note, I’m here to bring you all the news you
Today a PhD Student shares her thoughts on Elderhomeshare and how this could help the elderly life. Saoirse Sheridan's Elderhomeshare is an incredible bonus to the ageing population in Dublin and to the younger generations! I'm very appreciative of Saoirse's work, expanding the cross-generational lifestyle and support at home for the elderly and seniors is a brilliant idea. It is a system I had advocated in France for my mother when she was still alive, a lovely way to mingle
My housemate and I have a good few things in common. For one thing, we are both only children and we are both left-handed. He writes with his right hand as when he went to school you got a clip around the back of the ear for being a lefty. 'did this scar you' I asked one night at the kitchen table. 'Not really we were used to it' he replied matter of factually. Neither of us eats butter or drink milk which makes for poor hosting when someone drops in and is offered tea o
Today is Elderhomeshare's 1st anniversary! This time last year I was lucky enough to start hot desking in the Fumbally Exchange as a high potential start-up. One year on I am happy to say, I am still there and still in the game. Today is also the last day I have my super summer intern with me Leonor from Berkley University in California. We are going out for lunch to mark the occasion and for me to wish her a bon voyage. Big thanks to EUSA for their super inter programme! Fo
Today the sun is spitting out of the sky hallelujah! My super elder home share housemate who is 96, has taken off with his adult children and grandchildren. I know for sure he will be having an ice cream cone and getting stuck into the Sunday Times. I'm at home and there is a friendly fox sunbathing in the back garden. It's not just me then, who has found shelter with my elderly match. The fox likes it here too and by the look of him, stretched out like a house cat in the
It is the long weekend, and my housemate who is 96 has gone away and I'm missing him, 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 wo
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