Grandpal is a social impact company that provides person-centred care and facilitates meaningful connections between local community members and the residents of nursing homes who may benefit from some extra company.
We connect local people who have the spare time each week with a local older person who would benefit from the additional one on one time. Whether you’re looking to improve the quality of life of an older loved one, wanting to introduce Grandpal’s services to your local nursing home, or looking to volunteer your time as a Grandpal, get in contact with us today.
Grandpals mission is to cure old age loneliness. It's a simple yet powerful concept that has the potential to bring communities together, creating a more inclusive environment for everyone, of all ages, in society. Our mission is to help family members provide more meaningful one on one time for their ageing parents and loved ones so they're not spending all day alone. Regular social interactions has been scientifically proven to have incredible health benefits. We're simply connecting the dots and creating a service that allows for healthier ageing in today's world.
We aim not only to provide a sense of community for Grandpals and their partnered Pals by arranging visits, but we also aim to relieve some of the pressure on the family members and allow them, too, to benefit from the support the local community provides.
At the end of the day, our Grandpals are the heros and the job of our team is to support and create services for them. They are the ones who go out on a weekly basis to give their time to make someone else's day better with a smile, a chat and a cup of tea. To make this happen however, it takes a team of smart and motivated people working together in unison.
Grandpal was founded by Brian Daly and William Hollacsek in 2018 with the mission of curing old age loneliness. Brian lived with his grandmother for many years while studying and working in Dublin. He always thought it would be lovely to have a service like Grandpal to keep his grandmother company through the long days when no one else was able to visit.
Our Grandpal community has logged over 800 hours of companionship with local older people. We've had over 600 people sign up across the country, all wanting to give an hour of their week back to someone else. Our community of Grandpals are the heroes here.
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