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What kind of jobs exist that involve working with seniors but don't require any special training?

I would really like to work with seniors, not as a health care person, just a simple part time job. A receptionist at a senior's home, a driver or something similar would be fine, but it seems most of these types of jobs require some form of specialized education or training, which I don't have. Any suggestions?

Asked By: - 6/5/2012
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Housekeeper. However it does imply that the worker can proform house cleaning tasks such as vaccuuming, washing dishes, washing clothing, changing bed linens, cleaning the bathroom. When my elderly uncle was in need of a caregiver or housekeeper in San Francisco, a Senior Citizen man was hired who did all that plus... More
Answered By: CO the Old Dog - 6/5/2012
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You can start by volunteering to get some experience and have your resume look good for when you do apply for a job like that. Try looking on Craigslist, most jobs like that don't require experience.
Answered By: Batwoman - 6/5/2012
 
Volunteer for Meals on Wheels or a senior shuttle if you have a valid driver's license. You might be able to use your contacts that you make along the way to find out what's available. Do a good job!
Answered By: handyLGD - 6/5/2012
 
Why? Old people smell bad and complain way too much You should work somewhere fun like hooters
Answered By: Sarah K - 6/5/2012
 
It may depend on the area you live in. Some states do not have strict requirements for working in the kitchen, housekeeping or laundry department at a nursing home or assisted living facility... More
Answered By: Merry Christmas! - 6/5/2012
 
Where I live they have home health companions that might help with shopping, or fixing meals (lot of people find it difficult to stand at a stove), or as a card playing and conversation partner. They don't require special training where I live. I applied to a few. I think you would look in the phone book under "home... More
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