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Activities for Seniors in Jacksonville

Outdoor Activities in Jacksonville for Seniors The city of Jacksonville is the largest city in the Continental United States, and with nearly 850,000 residents, it’s…


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Senior Activities in Orlando

Activities for Seniors in Orlando

Outdoor Activities in Orlando for Seniors When most people think of Orlando they think of Disney World and summer vacations. However, unbeknownst to many, Orlando has…


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Best Board Games For Seniors for Game Night

Did you know there are also many health benefits to playing board games? Not only does it boost serotonin, but these games also relieve stress and help with memory……


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Recipes you can cook with a Papa Pal

Let’s be honest – during the summer months, it’s not always a pleasant experience to go outside in the Florida heat. Sure, the beach is calling your name and rounds of…


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The Papa Visit Experience: A Day with Sam

Meet Sam, he's 91 years old and uses Papa once a week. He's been a Papa member since February and loves to go out with one of our Papa Pals to Dunking Donuts and……


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Summer activities for seniors

Fun Summer Activities for Seniors

Ahh, Summertime. Summer is often associated with beach days, bathing suits, vacations, and relaxing poolside with a drink in hand. Now, none of these activities…


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Activities for Seniors in Sarasota

Outdoor Activities in Sarasota County for Seniors In the past 10 years, Sarasota County has increased its senior citizen population by five percent, which brought their…


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Senior Activities in Naples Florida

Outdoor Activities in Naples for Seniors Whether you’re closer to the wilderness or the white-sand beaches, Naples is a city that will give you a small-town feel with…


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The Villages Florida

Why You Might Want a Place at The Villages

The Villages is a near-famous retirement destination located just one hour north of Orlando in Sumter County, Florida. Known as the “Friendliest Neighborhood in America”…


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Loneliness: More than an Emotional Condition

Loneliness is considered by many to be a new-coming epidemic in the United States. There is no subset of the population more impacted by this than our senior citizens.…


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7 Ideas For This Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a wonderful time of the year. Husbands and Dads have a day to be celebrated, and we get to do something special to show them appreciation and create joy…


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Social Transportation: Rides for Seniors

One of the most important things you can offer an elderly loved one is companionship, and one of the greatest needs of our elderly friends and family is transportation.…


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Activities for Seniors in Tampa and St. Petersburg

Outdoor Activities for Seniors in Tampa and St. Petersburg Known for its growing population of retirees, Hillsborough and Pinellas County have beautiful parks, nature…


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Activities for Seniors in Indian River County

Outdoor Activities in Indian River County for Seniors Indian River County is known for its laid-back people and beautiful beaches. If you’re an outdoors person, this…


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Best Assisted Living Communities In Florida

Just like people, all assisted living communities are unique. Different levels of care are offered to optimize a better lifestyle for each individual. There are many…


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Including Good Health as Part of My Retirement Plan

I was ready to retire. I was growing weary and my health was declining. After almost 13 years of being the only caregiver for my disabled husband, I realized that it…


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Best Senior Communities in South Florida

In today’s upbeat and energetic society 55 is the new 25. That’s why the top senior communities in South Florida are created for the active ager. In Southeast Florida,…


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Hand Sanitizers Helpful or Harmful?

We've all been taught the common practice of proper hand-washing techniques. Now hand sanitizers seem to have taken over. Hand sanitizers are everywhere! There is little…


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Guide for a Caregiver to connect with a Senior

 As a Papa Pal Caregiver, you’re a bright light in the life of your senior. Often, help is requested for an elderly parent or loved one who needs assistance with…


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Preparing a Loved One for Assisted Living

When the Realization Hits There comes a time in the life of a caregiver when it is painfully clear things can’t go on as they are. This is where I found myself after…


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Happy Valentine’s Day: A Caregiver’s Love Story

February brings thoughts of love and romance. Yet some stories are worth hearing any time of year: Jack's life was no big deal. He excelled in business but seemed to…


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Best Cities for Seniors in Florida

With Florida’s unique landscape and warm weather throughout the state, it’s very common for senior citizens to either move here permanently or become “snowbirds.” Many…


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How To Teach Technology To Seniors

You’re never too old to learn something new, even if it’s technology. In the ever-changing digital times, it’s difficult for seniors to learn how to use new devices on…


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Senior Parents? Five Common Health Concerns

Health and wellness are important at any age but takes an immediate forefront for senior-aged adults. During their golden years, it’s critical for senior parents and…


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Make Senior Living Easy and Pleasant

There are slight adjustments to routines and habits to make senior living more enjoyable while avoiding hassles faced by many. As seniors, you deserve to enjoy your…


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How To Drive When A Senior Is On Board

Giving up the keys to their car it's a terrible ordeal for seniors. That's why people who take this important responsibility going forward need to learn and adapt their…


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Senior Activities in Palm Beach County

Outdoor Activities in Palm Beach County for Seniors No matter if you’re near the beachside, in the urban area, or visiting the wetlands, Palm Beach County has many…


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Tips for Older Adults During Flu Season

What can seniors do to protect themselves from seasonal ailments, like the flu, while maintaining an enjoyable lifestyle? The airwaves are bombarded with what feels like…


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The Best Yoga Exercises for Seniors

Yoga is a great way to add strength, flexibility, focus and a sense of calm to your waking hours. If you’ve never tried it before, or if you have and want to get back…


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Snowbirds Live The Good Life Letting Others Shovel Snow

The lifestyle of retired adults who travel south to avoid snow has been dubbed snowbirding. Snowbirds are usually senior citizens who are well off enough to afford to…


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Activities for Seniors in Broward County

Outdoor Activities in Broward County for Seniors Whether you’re in the suburbs or close to the beach, Broward County is packed with nature centers, parks, and…


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Seniors Find Fitness and Fun with Water Aerobics

Much is said about getting in shape--not only at New Year's--but all year long. At many local YMCA or other pools, seniors are becoming fit with no pressure on their…


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When Should Seniors Stop Driving?

As we age, so do our vision, reaction time and fine motor skills. All these things are involved in operating a vehicle. As drivers on the road, it’s not only our own…


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Six Fun Activities for You to Do With a Senior

If you’re a senior care companion, you understand the benefit of helping your senior become socially engaged. It adds to happiness and good mental health, which are…


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Five Great Senior Exercise and Fitness Activities

Staying active is important at any age! For older adults, it adds to strength and flexibility and helps them remain mobile. Regular exercise can also help improve…


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Five No-Fail Art Activities for Seniors

The best craft activities for seniors are those that allow them to create something useful but don’t require a lot of up-close detail work or an incredibly steady hand.…


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Seniors Organizing for the Next Phase of Life

Storage units are sitting full and accumulating dust across the continent, and even in this economy seniors keep bringing bags of new stuff into their homes. Maybe this…


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Getting the Most Out of Your Winter Holidays

No matter what winter holiday you observe, these ideas may help to get your dose of happiness for the season: One of the most challenging facets of managing Christmas is…


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Five Ways Your Loved One Can Benefit From a Papa Pal

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…


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Activities in Miami Dade County for Seniors

Outdoor Activities in Miami Dade County for Seniors Miami-Dade is one of the biggest urban counties in America, but it was built around many parks and nature trails…


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Helping Seniors Deal with Winter’s Seasonal Depression

Seniors may find themselves noticing they can't seem to get into the holiday spirit. This may be a good time to adjust expectations and allow negative feelings to……


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Do You Have an Elderly Parent Out of State?

Here’s How You Can Still Be a Great Caregiver If you’re like many of us, you have a busy life. From work to household responsibilities, to family commitments and more,…


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Top Reasons You Should Be A Papa Pal Caregiver

Giving back to others is good for you—mind, body and soul! And non-medical senior caregiving jobs are no exception. If you’re a nursing or healthcare student and you’re…


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Starting a Position as a Papa Pal?

Here’s How to Provide the Best Care Possible as a Papa Pal Congratulations on your new position! As a Papa Pal, you’re taking a rewarding step in your career as you…


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Be Proactive for Awareness of Alzheimer’s

Due to the amazing growth of Boomers and number of patients with Alzheimer’s (AD), it has become even more important for both the medical professionals and families to…


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Safety for Frail Seniors Who Come to Your Home

When inviting an elderly or frail senior to your home, it would be worth taking some precautions to ensure they can enjoy the occasion to the fullest without mishaps or…


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Seniors Can Enjoy Thanksgiving

Finding Thankfulness Amid Challenges of Senior Living Yup, even November can be a challenge for a senior’s body and soul.  So many things happened this year:Friends…


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Five Precautions to Take If You Have Elderly at Home

Having an elderly at home can be a bit difficult since you need to take care of them like one takes care of an infant. Still, as many precautions as you may take to make…


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Helping a Senior Who Should Stop Driving

It's vital to make the decision to stop driving before tragic events occur. Family or caregivers can often see it coming, and need to act kindly then. The need for an…


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How Intergenerational Activities Help Society

The old and the young are two groups with much in common. They may have time on their hands, they are at times under-appreciated, and they have a lot to offer each…


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Helping When a Friend is Diagnosed with a Chronic Disease

If an older friend or loved one is struggling with a serious illness, there are several fairly easy actions friends can take to provide caring and unforgettable……


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Supporting Senior Caregivers In Keeping Their Sense of Self

Older Caregivers Need Encouragement Older adults who are caregivers, whether they are spouse or friend, can find themselves in a “cloak of invisibility” as they lose…


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Finding Dependable & Fun Assistance for Your Aging Parents

Whether your elderly parent needs someone to take a walk in the park, play a game of checkers with, or someone to do light housekeeping -- Papa has the perfect Papa Pal…


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Best ways to help seniors aging in place

Being able to stay in their own home is important to many senior citizens. But this goal can get harder to accomplish as they get older and lose the ability to perform…


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How Papa works

On-demand assistance. Senior care, and caregiving. Help with seniors. Personal assistance for seniors. Concierge for families. Papa works different than traditional…


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