Errand Services for Seniors

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Errand services for seniors are a perfect way to help elderly people who are aging in place, and those that are temporarily or permanently home bound. Many times those aging in place just need someone to help deliver items, mail packages or pick things up from the store. Some of the services you can offer are similar to those you might offer with a personal assistant for seniors business.

This business idea may be well-suited for you if you enjoy helping others, working with older people, don’t mind driving or doing odd jobs for people.

Other errand service activities

  • Mailing or shipping, package delivery
  • Light grocery shopping
  • Delivering home health supplies
  • Drop-off services (dry cleaning, prescriptions, gifts)
  • Returns (store purchases, videos, etc.)
  • Meal delivery
  • Holiday, gift or personal shopping
  • Car washes or vehicle service

Errand services tips

There are so many types of errands seniors need help with; be flexible and imaginative. Spend a few minutes to learn about each client to discover how you can help them maintain their quality of life as they age in place.

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  1. avatarCraig Wallin says

    With the senior population growing rapidly, the need for a specialized senior errand service in every local community has also increased. Two other errand service activities that are also needed by seniors everywhere are pet transport and transportation for seniors themselves. For example, a homebound senior may have a faithful four-legged companion who needs to visit the vet for routine or emergency care, or regular trips to the groomer for a cut and curl.

    Caring and compassionate errand service providers who can help provide these services will likely stay very, very busy in the years to come.

  2. avatarKarla Gustafson says

    New service in our are called driver please. They drive you in your own car to keep costs down started for drunk driving alternate and expanding to senior services. Most drivers are retired law enforcement agents.

  3. avatarJohn Schofield says


    So happy I found your site. Great ideas and suggestions. I started my company in March this year. I have joined some planning and networking groups and am forming relationships with similar companies who serve seniors and boomers. I have also decided to expand to provide Corporate service. This means doing errands etc for employees of companies. Benefits for the company: improved productivity, $ saved because of less staff turnover, happy workers that are less stressed out..

    Thanks again, I signed up for your newsletters… great job!!

    I live in Vancouver Canada

    Any comments would be appreciated!

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