Patricia L.|Ithaca, NY
10 yrs exp
63 yrs old
Former Gerontology Professor
As a gerontology professor for over 20 years, I have had many dear friends who are elders. As a result, I have assisted with activities including: driving them to do errands, reading to them, walking & exercising, and shopping. In addition, I assisted an elder friend who had early dementia. I have spent my entire adult life working with and learning from elders. My parents are both 87-years-old and living in a continuing care retirement community.
I love being around older people. My hobbies include reading, enjoying nature, and being with good friends. In part because of my career, my daughter has been around older people since she was a young child. She worked during high school at a local continuing care retirement community.