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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

  • February 11, 2017, 11:30 am 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!…

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Be our Valentine!





This Valentine’s we encourage you to spend some time with one of the elders in your life.

Help us to #SpreadTheLove and #EndTheLoneliness! Watch this to learn more!

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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Thank you, Boston! We have reached our volunteer goals for the 2016 holiday season! We wish you a very happy holiday and a wonderful new year!