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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

  • June 10, 2017, 11:30 am 12:30 pm: Volunteer Orientation
    Learn about Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly's history, mission, and current volunteer opportunities. As a prospective volunteer, you'll gain valuable insights on working with older adults and handling various situations. The session is FREE and essential for all volunteers- please join us! Orientations take place on each second Saturday of the month and…
  • June 10, 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 aparham.bos@littlebrothers.org
  • June 24, 2017, 12:00 pm 2:00 pm: Picnic at Larz Anderson
    Volunteers are needed to volunteer at our annual summer picnic at Larz Anderson Park in Brookline. Active volunteers can register online.  
  • July 8, 2017, 11:30 am 12:30 pm: Volunteer Orientation
    Learn about Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly's history, mission, and current volunteer opportunities. As a prospective volunteer, you'll gain valuable insights on working with older adults and handling various situations. The session is FREE and essential for all volunteers- please join us! Orientations take place on each second Saturday of the month and…
  • July 8, 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 aparham.bos@littlebrothers.org

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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 June 10th!

 


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! 


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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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Congrats to City of Boston​ on your Age Friendly Action Plan launch yesterday! Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Boston​ is excited to work with the commission on aging Aging in Boston​ and other partner agencies to make Boston the best city in the world for older adults! Take a look at the City's plans to make it happen --> www.boston.gov/sites/default/files/full_report_0.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

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