About who needs care: I am a type1 diabetic, fully functional. I like to take walks around town, with my roller walker, because of the neuropathy in both feet. I would feel more secure and less fearful if I had a walking companion. I can't drive because of my foot problems, so I would need someone who could drive me to do errand running, food shopping, medical appts, and around town community activities and entertainment venues like theater, festivals, craft fairs, etc.. My hobbies are cooking, cookbook writing, planning and having dinner parties for family and friends, card games like 500 Rummy and UNO; board games like Scrabble and Monopoly; letter writing; reading novels; volunteering at food pantries.
About the care needs: The type of personality that would be a good fit is someone who is caring and kind, trustworthy, a good conversationalist, positive, outgoing. I am pretty self sufficient and efficient in all aspects of my life, except for the lack of my being able to drive a car at this time, so the greatest specialized skill in the person who could help me would be to be a great companion, in helping me to get to outside activities. That person who could help me can also have their own hobbies and interests.
Services needed include: transportation, and companionship.