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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 9, 2016, 11:00 am 3:00 pm: Friendship & Flowers
    Volunteers needed to visit with elders in assisted living and nursing homes 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 2-3 hours volunteering. Come on your own or with friends to participate in LBFE Boston's…
  • July 9, 2016, 11:00 am 11:45 am: Volunteer Orientation
    Join us for a Volunteer Orientation and learn more about the History, Mission and Programs of Little Brothers! Volunteer Orientations take place on each second Saturday of the month. Please contact Airlie for more information and to sign up!
  • July 9, 2016, 12:00 pm 6:00 pm: 3rd Annual JP Porchfest
    The JP Porchfest is an arts festival located on porches all across Jamaica Plain. LBFE will host a band on our front porch and host a yard sale. More details to come!
  • July 9, 2016, 12:00 pm 4:00 pm: Yard Sale
    Volunteers needed to help set up, support, and clean up at our yard sale. It's in conjunction with the 3rd annual JP Porchfest, an arts festival on porches all over Jamaica Plain! Can't volunteer? That's ok. Listen to great music around our neighborhood and be sure to stop by our office to check out our band…
  • July 14, 2016, 3:00 pm 4:00 pm: Fair Foods: $2 a Bag Site @ 125 Amory Street
    We are happy to partner with Fair Foods @ 125 Amory Street. Help unload, pack and distribute 12lbs bags full of mixed fresh produce ranging from potatoes to bananas to our elderly friends! No sign-up required, just show up.
  • July 16, 2016, 12:00 pm 2:00 pm: Picnic at Larz Anderson
    Volunteers are needed to drive elders to (and from) Larz Anderson Park in Brookline. You should plan to be out from 10:30-3:00. Registration opens in May 2016.  

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Featured Opportunity

Featured Opportunity

Join us for a night of theater on June 22nd. Live at The Lyric! Get more information.

Ticket sales and silent auction proceeds benefit our programs for lonely and isolated elders.

Buy Tickets here!


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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