At the incredible age of 72 years old, Eric Moore is the perfect example of how age shouldn’t depict your ability to contribute to the workforce.
Eric recently joined Bromilow Community Care, which is part of the myHomecare Group as their bus driver.
His role is to ensure that older Australians along the Sunshine Coast stay connected while keeping fit.
Many older Australians often find difficulty in securing roles due to ageism which is why Eric wants to become an advocate to demonstrate that age is just a number.
“I’m still able bodied and I’m one of the fortunate ones that’s able to do all these things. I still have something to contribute to society.”
“I was made redundant at the beginning of COVID-19 due to my age when I didn’t want to be, and I found that sometimes you’re wondering what I am going to do next.” Moore shared.
Joanne Roy, General Manager of Bromilow Community Care, believes in supporting older Australians that may want to contribute to the workforce “Having an inclusive workforce is really important to us at Bromilow, and so we are excited to have Eric on board.”
Eric was recommended by a family member of a client who attends our Bus Buddies program as they believed he was the perfect fit for the role.
“I’m not in my grave yet and I feel like I have something to contribute, and I feel I will get some enjoyment out of doing the bus driver role and looking after the elderly people because I’m elderly as well.” He said.
At Bromilow Community Care, we are grateful to receive ongoing support from our clients and their families, especially during a time where it is difficult to attract quality staff.
If you or someone you know are interested in working with us, please fill free to reach out to our expert team on 1300 203 903.
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