• New Service for Seniors Promises ‘On-Demand Grandkids'

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    As an increasing number of Americans enter their retirement, more and more people will seek help in their daily lives. And that's where a new startup hopes to make an impact.
    The service, called Papa , aims at offering senior citizens and older adults “Grandkids on-demand.” Papa, which was earlier profiled by TechCrunch, will connect “college students to senior citizens and older adults” who need help with transportation or “house help,” the company says. Grandkids on-demand can also be called for help setting up a new iPhone or simply acting as a companion with the elderly.
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  • Papa is “grandkids on-demand” for seniors who need some extra help

    Papa is “grandkids on-demand” for seniors who need some extra help

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Seniors over 65 are one of the fastest growing age groups in the United States , but they are still an underserved market. Many don't need assisted living or in-home care, but they do need help with transportation and errands. Most of all, however, the elderly want companionship. Papa , a service that bills itself as “grandkids on-demand,” wants to fill the gap by connecting college students, called Papa Pals, with seniors.
    Named in honor of founder and chief executive officer Andrew Parker's grandfather, the Miami-headquartered startup is currently participating in Y Combinator's...
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