Five Ways Your Loved One Can Benefit From a Papa Pal

Papa Pals help your loved one expand their social circle and include activities in their daily lives that may have once been present.

You want to be sure your aging family member gets the care they need. But you might not be able to visit all the time and help out, especially if you have a full-time job or don’t live nearby.

Papa Pal companion caregiver can help. This could include help with grocery shopping, meal prep and light housekeeping. Or, it could be a drive to a doctor's appointment or pharmacy. It could also be company on a walk and support with exercise. And if they live on their own, they may simply look forward to social interactions—conversation, crafts or card games, for example.

A Papa Pal companion caregiver can help with all of the above and more!

An elderly woman and her companion caretaker talking and enjoying each other's company in the backyard.
What is a Papa Pal companion caregiver? Someone who makes a meaningful difference in the lives of fellow community members.

Five benefits of companion caregivers

A Papa Pal provides services that add to the health and well-being of seniors, older adults, and families. This includes all of the following:


As people age, they may feel isolated from the rest of society. This can be due to the loss of a spouse, decreased mobility or independence.

Through regular, caring contact with a Papa Pal, seniors receive the compassionate support and assistance that adds a ray of sunshine to each day.

Social interaction

Activities such as board games and art projects are fun, but that’s not all. They also provide a variety and interaction that helps to keep everyone active.

Activities like playing cards, doing crossword puzzles, painting or knitting help are both relaxing and interactive.

Technology support

Ours is quickly becoming a technology-driven world, and many seniors feel lost when it comes to smartphones, email, and the internet. But these things are often a must when it comes to paying bills or staying in touch with family and friends.

Papa Pals can answer questions and teach how to use technology.

Meal prep

Older adults with limited mobility may find themselves eating poorly simply because they can’t access the foods they need for good health.

A Papa Pal can help with going to the grocery store to purchase fresh, healthy foods, and prepare well-balanced meals.


Papa Pals offer car rides to help people get to important appointments, as well as help with running errands. They help seniors and older adults access important care and services, and stay connected to the community.

Become a Papa Pal companion caregiver

Papa Pals brighten the day for people in their communities. By offering companionship and support, they help people feel less lonely. With a few hours a week, they can make a difference

If helping seniors and older adults stay connected to the community sounds good to you, consider becoming a Papa Pal.

When you work part-time as a Papa Pal, you can support others in many ways and make a meaningful difference. Click here to learn more.