About the Owner
Heather Esham - Owner/Founder
Heather started SILC (Senior Independent Living Companions) to enrich the lives of seniors by helping them live the life they want to live, inside and outside the home. She has spent 20 years in the event and meeting planning industry, but her longtime passion has been to work with the elderly. Heather has been a hospice volunteer as well as an activity volunteer at several assisted living homes, hosting "game and trivia nights", and other activities to stimulate the mind, generate physical activity and encourage interaction for seniors. Heather is married and the mother of two teenage daughters.
WHY I STARTED SILC:
SILC, Senior Independent Living Companions is homage to my Grandparents. Bill & Gladys, my mother's parents, were two of the most special and unique people I have had the privilege to know in my life. I lost them both before I was 20 years old, but in those formative years, I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to be on the receiving end of their knowledge, love, patience and wisdom. The stories they shared and the beauty in their aging faces are still with me 30 years later.
I was also fortunate to have had an amazing grandmother and grandfather on my father's side that lived long and happy lives, my grandmother recently passing at the age of 94. She provided advice and unique perspectives on life, was sharp and witty and loved a good debate. My grandmother loved hearing about the vision I had for SILC and supported me every step of the way. What I wanted for my grandparents, what I want for my parents, and what I want for all seniors in their Golden years is to age with respect, dignity and quality of life. Each senior we are fortunate to meet and work with has their own story to share, and learn from, and we are lucky to get to know them.
SILC employees consider themselves an extension of the family and believe in open and honest communication to provide the best companionship and care for you or your loved one.
SILC's Mission Statement
To provide seniors with dignified and engaging care services that assist with independence and boost self-esteem, allowing them to age in their homes for
as long as possible.