The past 5 years I have been working as a companion at a retirement community doing tasks requested. Since retiring from my career as a Clinical Laboratory technologist followed by supervisor in a doctors' office, my activities have been mostly gardening and caring for my now 5 1/2-year-old grandson. Because I enjoy helping people, I decided to try my hand as a senior companion. Experience caring for aging parents and some medical background has helped tremendously in this endeavor. The usual response to me is people like my capabilities and smile. I am married with a dog and cat. When our children were young we had a farm with mostly sheep, but through the years had many other types of animals as well. We have made our lives easier with a smaller garden and a huge freezer! There is an orchard which should produce an abundance of different types of fruit this year! Yes, I keep busy, but I need to meet new people with interesting stories and would love to help you.