I worked as an in-home care provider and elderly companion, loved it! I loved it so much I decided to go back to school in my mid-40s and become a nurse. While taking a few preparatory classes, I learned what nurses actually do these days and quickly concluded that wasn’t for me. So, I became a Certified Nursing Assistant.
Through this journey, and now in my day-to-day work, I’ve learned what life is like for seniors and I’m on a mission to improve everything about it! My loving and supportive husband convinced me that what I observe and experience on a daily basis will be useful to anyone who loves, cares for, or plans to become an older person… as well as older people themselves… I’m not a fan of the title “senior citizen”, “older person” or any other titles, names or labels society has put on those 65 years of age or older so I came up with a new term, and use it in the most loving way possible, “Oldies”.