So often in the course of speaking with our clients, we learn about their feelings of isolation and loneliness. The simple act of telling a person's story has been shown to improve both physical and mental health markers, and it's one of the highlights of our work to get to bring such meaningful connection to our clients.
Now we've just learned about this new company called Papa.com, and we just had to share the news (we are not connected to them in any way and get no benefit from this post other than hopefully sharing some potentially helpful information with you). This lovely company, founded by a college student, was inspired by his desire to help his Papa feel less alone. They match older adults who need some companionship or help with small daily tasks with younger adults who are available to help. Take a look and see if this might be a good fit for the older adults in your life.