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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

  • December 10, 2016, 11:30 am 12:00 pm: Volunteer Orientation
      Learn about Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly's history, mission, and current programs. 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…
  • December 10, 2016, 1:00 pm 3:00 pm: Friendship & Flowers
    Volunteer opportunity to visit with elders in assisted living and nursing homes across the city. Stop by The Guerin House in Jamaica Plain to pick up flowers and information on the elder(s) you will be visiting. New volunteers must attend the 11:30 AM orientation. You should plan to spend 1-2 hours volunteering. Reserve your spot today!…
  • December 20, 2016, 5:00 pm 7:00 pm: Holiday Celebration
    This year LBFE is excited to have two community partners sponsoring our Holiday Party. Unidine and Tufts Health Plan Foundation are hosting the party for 125 elders at the Tufts building in Watertown. Volunteer to drive 2-3 elders to the party- and enjoy dinner & a DJ! Register here!
  • December 24, 2016, 9:00 am 12:00 pm: Set Up at Northeastern University
    Are you unable to volunteer on Christmas day? We could still use your help with setting up at Northeastern University! Volunteers needed to help prepare food, blow up balloons, wrap 300 bouquets of flowers, and decorate. Want to help? Please email Varsha Kumar at vkumar.bos@littlebrothers.org. Please remember that there is only limited street parking available. Stetson…
  • December 25, 2016, 10:00 am 2:00 pm: Holiday Home Visits
    Volunteer to visit with an elder on Christmas Day. You will deliver meals and packages to our elder friends on Christmas morning. Packages can be picked up at Northeastern University's Stetson Hall West. Register here!

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Featured Opportunity

 

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Spend the holidays with LBFE and make 2016 a year worth remembering for elders all across Boston. Volunteers are needed to visit with elders on Christmas day, drive for the holiday partiy on December 20th, and assist with preparation. Register here!

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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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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?

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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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Our #Thanksgiving buffet back in the day and this year at last week's Thanksgiving party Hyatt Regency Boston! :)
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Our Thanksgiving party was a big success! If you'd like to see our appearance on television just click on the link! :) (see 0:50 - 1:24)

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 Spend the holidays with LBFE and make 2016 a year worth remembering for elders all across Boston. Volunteers are needed to visit with elders on Christmas day, drive for the holiday parties on December 20th, and assist with preparation.  Register here!