At Seniors Helping Seniors® Greater Syracuse, we have a passion for meeting the needs of seniors in a way that provides both dignity and a sense of camaraderie. Our owner(s) Brenda Watson, and Corey Hutt firmly believe we can do that through serving seniors in our community, which includes: Cortland, Madison and and Onondaga Counties. Brenda Watson, Randy Watson and Corey Hutt, owners and operators of Seniors Helping Seniors in-home services come to this work with the simple desire to give back to their community. Seniors Helping Seniors in-home services matches seniors who want to help with seniors who need a little help. This peer-to-peer assistance forges long lasting relationships between seniors. “So many seniors who remain in their homes are lonely and in need of some companionship,” shares Brenda. “We want to help seniors in our community connect with one another. Seniors deserve dignity and companionship throughout the aging process, and there is no one better to relate to than our peers.”
It can often times be difficult for loved ones to provide everything an aging family member needs. Seniors Helping Seniors providers can be that extra hand, allowing family members to spend quality time with each other rather than taking care of the daily necessities. “We want to give peace of mind to adult children caring for their parents. They can rest assured their loved ones are being cared for by someone they can trust and relate to,” shares Corey.
The senior providers who work with Seniors Helping Seniors in home services offer cooking assistance, light housekeeping, shopping, doctors visits, transportation, mobility assistance, house maintenance and small repairs, pet care, 24-hour care and most importantly companionship.
Corey was born and raised in New York. In addition to operating Seniors Helping Seniors in-home services Corey has been working as a Lead Systems Analyst for a Medicare government contract over the past 14 years. He has been on the technical side of the senior insurance business. He also does volunteer work for the local fire department in the community. Inspired by his wife Jennifer, who works with seniors as a sales and marketing manager of an Alzheimer’s and dementia care assisted living community, Corey wanted to give back to the seniors in his community, leading him to partner with Brenda and Randy Watson.
Brenda and Randy owned and operated the Mason Jar restaurant in Vernon, NY for 15 years. They both get so much joy out of connecting with people in their community, especially seniors. They are both extremely active in their community, bringing dinners to seniors during the holidays as well as making donations. “Brenda is just a naturally friendly person with a huge heart,” shares Randy. “She gets so much fulfillment by making people happy.” Like Corey, Brenda and Randy want to give back to the community that supports them. They see Seniors Helping Seniors in-home services as a perfect way to do so.
Our Seniors Helping Seniors® Core Values
We match seniors who need a hand with mature, active women and men who have a passion for helping others. Seniors Helping Seniors® was founded in 1998 with two simple ideas:
- Seniors can help each other age more happily and gracefully.
- Seniors who give, and those who receive, benefit equally.
- An experienced, reliable resource for seniors who want to stay in their own homes.
- In-home care, companionship, and services from seniors who enjoy helping others.
- Reasonable hourly rates for seniors who want care and companionship.
- Reasonable hourly wages to seniors who want to provide these services.
About Our Founders
Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care service was co-founded by Kiran and Philip Yocom in order to realize Kiran’s personal mission of providing care for those who can’t care for themselves. Before coming to the United States from India, Kiran worked with Mother Teresa for 14 years.
How We've Grown
From our roots in Pennsylvania, and our first match in 1998, Seniors Helping Seniors® has grown to include hundreds of locations in the US and Internationally. We continue to grow and evolve, adding new services to better assist seniors and refining our caregiver training as new industry best practices come to light.
To keep pace with a rapidly growing senior population, we’re actively seeking Seniors Helping Seniors® franchise partners in open markets.