Share family life and accompany a smiling old Italian lady on her daily walk in Brescia, Italy

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  2022 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Dear future host, my name is Maddalena and I am Italian. I am helping my mom to find someone who could help my grandmother, who is also named Maddalena and is 94 years old. Your task would be to accompany my grandmother twice a day out for a walk and stay home few hours a week when no one is home (total of 6 days a week). If you are available to practice English with my mother she would love it and in exchange, you could practice Italian with her, but this is not mandatory :)
    My grandmother is very quiet and always smiles at everyone. I'm sure you would love her.
    In your free time you are completely free to do whatever you want: visit all around, read, do some activities, look for another job etc.
    There are different opportunities in Brescia, such as free folk dance activities or Italian classes and there are nearby lakes or mountains to visit or even to go skying. We live in the city center of Brescia (not far from the train station, metro or bus stop), northern Italy, in a spacious flat.
    Brescia is in the middle of Lombardia and from there you could easily reach Milan, Venice, Verona, and other northern Italian cities. And if you simply want to visit Brescia we will be happy to give you one bike to go around.
    We have had four au pairs girls, one American, one Danish, one Spanish, and one Portuguese. We were very happy about that experience :) If you want we can give you their contacts.
    You would have your bedroom (shared bathroom and kitchen). The food and the living cost are of course included. My mom always cooks plenty of food for everyone and even if you have special diets or are vegetarian/vegan there are no problems.
    We are 7 siblings between 20 and 32 years old and we know a lot about youth activities in Brescia, so don't be shy to ask. Only my parents and grandmother live in the house now, but we often come home (especially us 'younger' ones, because the first three siblings are married).
    If you have any kind of questions feel free to ask me!
    Hope to hear from you soon :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Elderly Companionship
    Teaching
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We would be happy to share our culture, our food, our home! We love to play cards, Burraco in particular or to play board games. If you want we have also a television and you could watch some films in Italian :)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    Your task would mainly be to accompany my grandmother twice a day out for a walk. Generally she walks one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon. It's not important the timing. Then you should stay home few hours a week when no one is home. That's it. My mother does all the rest. Just smile at my grandmother, give her one of your hands and that's really the best you could do.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Italian: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    English: Beginner
    Portuguese: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    My mother would love to practice English and in exchange, you could practice a bit of Italian or even the Brescian dialect if you wish so

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You would have your bedroom (shared bathroom and kitchen). The food and the living cost are of course included. My mom always cooks plenty of food for everyone and even if you have special diets or are vegetarian/vegan there are no problems.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Probably you've never heard about Brescia, but in 2023 it will be the Italian capital of culture with Bergamo and it's quite a pretty city. Full of wonderful churches, Roman ruins and also bars or restaurants. There are different opportunities in Brescia, such as free folk dance activities, volunteering with homeless or in a social garden, and free Italian classes. Nearby Brescia there are lakes (Garda lake or Iseo lake woth Montisola, a cute island) or mountains to visit or even to go skying.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Your room have a desk and we have free internet access, so you can easily work from home if you want!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 15 hours per week, 6 days per week


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