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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

  • April 8, 2017, 1:00 pm 3:00 pm: Friendship & Flowers
    Visit with an elder in assisted living 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 newest program!  Reserve your spot…

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Keep calm and and get lucky!





Volunteer at our St. Patrick’s Day luncheon on March 18th!

Volunteers are needed to drive the elders to and from the party, help prepare the food or set up.

Register now!



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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Our volunteers from @nuyesplussers had a lot of #fun teaching a one-time #yoga #class! #health #fitness #motivationmonday ... See MoreSee Less

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With thanks to @wholefoodsboston for the flower donation, our friends will really enjoy receiving these in the next few days😀🌸🌺🌻 ... See MoreSee Less

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Group #exercise programs, it turns out, are a wonderfully effective way to reduce #isolation and #loneliness in #seniors – and of course they have the added benefit of being great for physical and mental #health.
That’s why we partnered with @projectfit and @nuyesplussers
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