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Papa: Hang Out and Help Out

Papa pairs older adults and families with Papa Pals for companionship and assistance with everyday tasks. Get help around the house, including light housework, a ride to the doctor’s office, pharmacy (or anywhere around town), help with errands or simply someone to talk to.

Providing support to SummaCare Medicare Advantage members also offers relief and respite to caregivers.
Papa Pals are individuals who can assist with a wide range of activities, including:

  • Companionship: Your Papa Pal can visit with you, watch a movie and play board games.
  • House Help: Your Papa Pal can do some light cleaning, laundry, cooking/meal prep and pet care.
  • Grocery Shopping & Delivery: Your Papa Pal can pick you up at your home, take you to and from the store, carry your shopping bags and help you carry the bags into your home.  
  • Technology: Your Papa Pal can teach you how to use a computer, smart phone and tablet; assist you with how to use social media, access your Telehealth provider and help you start a video chat with your loved ones.

Papa Pals are enthusiastic and compassionate, undergo a strict vetting process, are subjected to background checks and are covered by liability insurance.

To learn more about the program, watch this video, visit or call us at 888.499.1285 (TTY 800.750.0750).

Video 1

Papa Pals Testimonial featuring Shirlee and Lynne

Video 2

Papa Pals Testimonial featuring Pat and Wadzi

Video 3

Papa Pals Testimonial featuring Gloria and Tim