A warm welcome back to our returning PULSE and Northeastern students, and welcome to our new student volunteers! With the start of the Spring semester, LBFE is excited to resume weekly CitySites programming at 13 locations across Boston.
Twenty-eight students and our two Volunteer Program Assistants will be participating in our inter-generational programs that bring people from different generations and cultures together to celebrate life. The programs range from conversation hours to games to tech cafes to art programs (and more!) depending on the talents and interests of the participants of all-ages.
CitySites creates opportunities for residents at senior housing buildings to connect and form a peer social network where they live. Additionally, residents find meaningful community engagement through their relationships with students attending school in their neighborhoods. Inter-generational programs challenge perceptions on both sides of the spectrum and results in beautiful, unexpected friendships.
Getting help with my medical appointments is vital, but I look at those beautiful yellow flowers and I remember the visit. I touch them and smell them and I know that someone is thinking of me. When I come home I see them and I know that I am not alone.
Your organization has not only significantly contributed to the quality of life for the eldery but also affected my life in many wonderful ways
Your volunteers enrich my life during these difficult times. Sincerely
(to a volunteer driver after a holiday party) “If I win the lottery, I’m going to buy the house next door so I can be closer to Little Brothers”