We bring happiness and companionship to the elderly

Grandpal matches locals who have a heart for giving with a local older person who would benefit from having the additional one on one time.

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We bring happiness and companionship to the elderly

Grandpal matches locals who have a heart for giving with a local older person who would benefit from having the additional one on one time.

We are a social impact company on a mission of curing old age loneliness, one of the biggest problems facing our planet in todays modern world.

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Because everybody needs somebody

Grandpal is a service that helps you connect with a local community member to visit an older loved one when you can't be there yourself. It's all about companionship. Find a Grandpal volunteer to pop over for a cup of tea and a chat.

Our community is built on generosity and enthusiasm, with thanks to people who enjoy dedicating an hour of quality time each week with older people in their neighbourhood and residents of local nursing homes.

Love Heart

"You've given me the best gift you could ever give me... A friend"

What others had to say about Grandpal

“Well whoever you guys are, hats off. I love what you're doing and well done”.

Ryan Tubridy, Radio Presenter, Ryan Tubridy Show

Veronica Hale, Mount Hybla Nursing Home

It’s hard to imagine what it was like before Grandpal, we have been engaged with the service for nearly a year now and I have to say it has brought so much more to our home then I originally envisaged, their visits are not only benefiting our residents but also creating a sense of connection to our wider community which holds great value to us.

Thank you for providing such a wonderful service to our residents.

Veronica Hale, Director of Nursing, Mount Hybla Nursing Home

Veronica Hale, Mount Hybla Nursing Home

"From the moment we heard about Grandpal, we knew we wanted to be involved. The Grandpals that we have met and commenced with our residents have been so kind, so thoughtful and such an addition to our team and brought new ideas and experiences to our social and activities programme."

David Wallace, Director of Nursing, Elm Hall Nursing Home

Veronica Hale, Mount Hybla Nursing Home

"Sometimes the most valuable thing you can offer a resident is time - someone to talk to, a confidant, a pal. The Grandpal service has been a wonderful addition to The Fern Dean and has meant that those who don’t get regular visitors can be prioritised for these visits, ensuring they receive an appropriate level of social engagement."

Aoife Houlihan, Social Care Manager, The Fern Dean

Veronica Hale, Mount Hybla Nursing Home

“Grandpal have been a lifeline for my mum. She’s had to move into residential care due to dementia. Leaving her home, and long term neighbourly friendships, has been a heartbreaking adjustment for her to have to make. Grandpal have given mum an opportunity to form a new friendship, that is enriching and stimulating for her. And also a space in which to talk through her feelings. She is often very animated when talking of her most recent visit. I am indebted to the Grandpal team for sharing their care and compassion with our family. Mum’s carer treats her with dignity and kindness and genuinely cares for her welfare. There’s great peace of mind that comes from knowing your parent has their very own guardian angel, thanks to Grandpal. I couldn’t recommend them more highly”.

Sarah Keogh, Family Member based in Melbourne, Australia.

Ryan Tubridy

“Well whoever you guys are, hats off. I love what you're doing and well done”.

Ryan Tubridy, Radio Presenter, Ryan Tubridy Show

Veronica Hale, Mount Hybla Nursing Home

It’s hard to imagine what it was like before Grandpal, we have been engaged with the service for nearly a year now and I have to say it has brought so much more to our home then I originally envisaged, their visits are not only benefiting our residents but also creating a sense of connection to our wider community which holds great value to us.

Thank you for providing such a wonderful service to our residents.

Veronica Hale, Director of Nursing, Mount Hybla Nursing Home

Grandpal butterfly
David Wallace, Elm Hall Nursing Home

"From the moment we heard about Grandpal, we knew we wanted to be involved. The Grandpals that we have met and commenced with our residents have been so kind, so thoughtful and such an addition to our team and brought new ideas and experiences to our social and activities programme."

David Wallace, Director of Nursing, Elm Hall Nursing Home

Grandpal butterfly

"Sometimes the most valuable thing you can offer a resident is time - someone to talk to, a confidant, a pal. The Grandpal service has been a wonderful addition to The Fern Dean and has meant that those who don’t get regular visitors can be prioritised for these visits, ensuring they receive an appropriate level of social engagement."

Aoife Houlihan, Social Care Manager, The Fern Dean

Ryan Tubridy

“Grandpal have been a lifeline for my mum. She’s had to move into residential care due to dementia. Leaving her home, and long term neighbourly friendships, has been a heartbreaking adjustment for her to have to make. Grandpal have given mum an opportunity to form a new friendship, that is enriching and stimulating for her. And also a space in which to talk through her feelings. She is often very animated when talking of her most recent visit. I am indebted to the Grandpal team for sharing their care and compassion with our family. Mum’s carer treats her with dignity and kindness and genuinely cares for her welfare. There’s great peace of mind that comes from knowing your parent has their very own guardian angel, thanks to Grandpal. I couldn’t recommend them more highly”.

Sarah Keogh, Family Member based in Melbourne, Australia.

Mobile Phone App with Grandpal used for managing visits

Taking the first steps

It's really easy to get started with Grandpal. After signing up you will be guided through the process step by step on your phone.

We will set up a phone call to talk through how Grandpal works and to see if it's something for you.

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Companionship

Conversations for generations! Grandpal is all about companionship and being there for someone else. We're putting an end to the long lonely days too many elderly people experience.

Our Grandpals are paired with a local older person or resident of a local nursing home and visits them about once a week.

Ladies drinking tea and keeping one another company

Our trusted community

The safety of our community is at the top of our priority list. Everyone that signs up to be a Grandpal is screened by a member of our team over a detailed phone conversation before we run Garda vetting to ensure all is in order.
They are then screened again by the family of the older person plus must complete several training courses on the Grandpal App so that they are fully prepared for making visits.

Community Chest full of love and conversations

Grandpal Giveback

We donate half of the monthly membership fee to our charity partners as an act of goodwill and to gain momentum on this mission to combat old-age loneliness.

The other half comes back to Grandpal enabling our little team to run and grow so that we can continue spreading positivity and starting conversations all over the country.

Become a Grandpal

Join the Grandpal community on our mission of curing old age loneliness. Give someone the gift of your time to make someone feel special and connected to their local society.

Grandpal facilitates meaningful connections between local community members and older members of society who may benefit from some extra company.

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Grandpals arranging followers companionship helping to alleviate loneliness

Become a Grandpal

Join the Grandpal community on our mission of curing old age loneliness. Give someone the gift of your time to make someone feel special and connected to their local society.

Grandpal facilitates meaningful connections between local community members and older members of society who may benefit from some extra company.

BECOME A GRANDPAL

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