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Committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly in Boston since 1979.

Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly is a national network of non-profit volunteer-based organizations committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. We offer to people of goodwill the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life.



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Upcoming Events

  • July 25, 2017, 10:30 am 11:30 am: Tech Cafe @ Hale House
    LBFE volunteers will help residents with questions about their flip phones, smart phones, and other mobile devices.
  • July 28, 2017, 1:00 pm 2:00 pm: Social Hour @ 40 Berkley
    LBFE volunteers will deliver flowers and spend time with the elder residents at 40 Berkley, the country’s first YWCA and residence providing safe and respectable housing for young women coming to Boston to work and study. This building is now a hostel for folks coming to explore Boston while maintaining some affordable units for seniors who have…
  • July 29, 2017, 12:00 pm 2:00 pm: Picnic at Larz Anderson
    Volunteers are needed to help at our annual summer picnic at Larz Anderson Park in Brookline. Active volunteers can register online.
  • August 12, 2017, 1:00 pm 3:00 pm: Friendship & Flowers
    Volunteer to visit and deliver flowers to elders across the city. Stop by The Guerin House in Jamaica Plain for a brief orientation, and to pick up flowers and your assignment. You should plan to spend 1-2 hours volunteering. Questions? Email Airlie Parham, Assistant Program Manager, at

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If friends were flowers - I'd pick you!

Have you thought about volunteering with us at our Friendship and Flowers event? If not – you definitely should! Click here to see our photo gallery and check out a couple of our awesome volunteers and why they chose to volunteer with us. And then, make sure to come back here to reserve your spot for the next month’s event! See you July 8th!


Want to volunteer today?

Explore ways you can help to enhance the lives of isolated elderly women and men. Have a look on our calendar!

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Refer an Elder

Do you know of an elderly Bostonian living alone? Is there a homebound elder near you who never has any visitors? Do you see the same elderly person sitting in the park with no one to talk to and share the day?

Refer now! 

Like to contribute?

Your financial gifts will allow us to continue reaching out to those elders who have no one else to turn to.

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Hats off to our own Martine Taylor! A long time supporter, volunteer and Board member, Martine gives her heart and soul to all that she does. Congratulations for this very much deserved Women of FIRE award! ... See MoreSee Less

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#Throwback to one of our City Sites programs in Brighton: What better way to end the day than with a #smile on your face :) #tbt ... See MoreSee Less

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This week's secret to a long life is from our dear friend Mary (89)
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