First Day… New Job

I awoke to the alarm clock… Something I hadn’t done since I retired 3 years ago…k7492445

I did away with it… and never had a watch on my wrist… either…

Three years to just wake up when I wantedgo to bed when I chosedrink my coffee or hot teak6131408… do my blogging… play with my cat… and be home with my husband…

I loved every minute! …

But, I have lately thought I would like to have a part-time job

but, it had to fit my desire…

When the first of the year came… I applied for a job… and was hired…

https://babyjill7.wordpress.com/2014/01/08/new-job-planned-just-for-me/

So last night… I sat the alarm for 6:30am… because I had to be on time for my first day of work…

This first day of me going back to work happened to be my Birthday!…

Another milestone in itself! …k16746900

I arrived a little before 8:00am…

and was greeted warmly by the other staff members…

I was shown what a normal day would be like as I was introduced to the Senior/Adults arriving by bus and car for the Day Program…

Approximately 30+ people are enrolled…

Some come by the YMCA bus transportation and others come with a spouse, grandson , daughter or son…k5266113k4878812

They all seemed so happy to be there…

proving to me this was a good… caring… place…k9696519

Breakfast was fixed by us… simple cereals… oatmeal with toppings… coffee, hot chocolate…

Some had already eaten…

As we waited for all to arrive… I mingled and talked… I met a most versatile group…

Alzheimersk5780440mental disabilities… handicapsk4878805… old age…

They talked… seeing them reacting to people that have become their friends… Some quiet… some busy… some talkativek12374389

A rich variety of personalities…

They looked at magazines… read the newspaperk12588960… watched TV

Some had special things to show me… a book… a bracelet k7149844… handmade crafts… a sport’s shirt…

We exchanged names …

Me, promising to try to remember their name k15902086… but, that it might take me awhile

I was showed around the area… a quick tour of signing in… fixing foods… bathrooms… clothes closet… supply room… etc. …

We then played BINGOk8504272 thoroughly enjoyed by many… winning small prizes…

College students came in bmc-logo… to mingle with the participants of the program… adding to their class assignments…

They loved the attention of the students…

My part of the day ended as lunch was beginning… and many asked if they would see me tomorrow… I reassured them I would be back and looked forward to seeing them too… Wasn’t that sweet! k7149993

It was a great day… and I enjoyed my Birthday very much… k9791907

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15 thoughts on “First Day… New Job

  1. Hey, happy belated birthday! And congratulations on your new job! Sounds like a perfect fit! Are you working every day? I think part time work is ideal….keeps you going and gets you out, but still allows for time and energy to pursue your own interests! Good for you, and good for the people you’re working with! ~ Sheila

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