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.
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.
"Well whoever you guys are, hats off. I love what you're doing and well done."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Grandpal have been a lifeline for my mum, given her an opportunity to form a new friendship, that is enriching and stimulating for her. 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. 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."
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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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.
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.
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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