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Companionship never stops being important. No matter what stage of life you’re in, companionship can promote better mental health, improved physical health, and overall greater quality of life. Think about it – for the majority of your adult life, you’ve been surrounded by people. Whether it was your spouse, children, co-workers or best friends, you’ve always had people to lean on. When you retire or decide to start the next chapter of your life in a new city, it can sometimes feel like you’re starting over. But it doesn’t have to be like that! With Upside 55+ luxury apartments, moving to your dream destination doesn’t have to feel like starting over. We’ve strategically created a way for you to get everything you want out of the next chapter of your life! And that includes getting the companionship and assistance you need from Papa Pal® visits.
Using the Papa Pals service isn’t just about getting support with everyday tasks. It’s also about having someone to lean on for companionship. Loneliness can set in quickly, especially if you are in a new or unfamiliar city. While it may be nice to relocate in your senior years near a beach, a big city, or closer to family, it can still be hard to make the adjustment.
The Papa Pal service allows you to start building meaningful connections right away. Whether playing board games, watching TV, or working on a puzzle together, a Papa Pal can provide you with the support and companionship you need to feel comfortable and confident in your new surroundings.
The peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re always connected to someone is essential. And Upside makes it easy with Papa Pal visits coordinated by your Upside Manager.
Papa Pals offer on-demand help and companionship for older adults and families going through the aging journey. This membership through Upside includes two one-hour visits per month with the possibility of more depending on your insurance plan provider.
Papa Pals can help our Upside members in many ways. To supplement older adults’ support from family members, Papa Pals can help with trips to the doctor, grocery store, pharmacy, or salon. They can take their pals to the library, for a walk in the park, or to a local coffee shop for a drink and a chat.
Papa Pals can also help with light household tasks, including:
Retirement looks different for everyone, and at Upside, we embrace that! Maybe you’re fully retired, maybe you’re part-time, or maybe you’re just looking to embrace the possibilities of remote work until you do retire. Our 55+ independent living apartments are flexible enough to fit your lifestyle. We make it easy to manage your lower maintenance lifestyle with the on-demand services that you choose. That way, you only pay for what you actually need! Start planning how you can maximize your next chapter of life with Upside.Talk to an Upside Advisor