Elder Programs

Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly is committed to alleviating isolation and loneliness among elders while promoting their independence and well-being.

Companionship is key to a healthy aging process. Each year, LBFE connects more than 1,000 program participants and caring volunteers from the community through in-home and phone visits, social activities and holiday celebrations.

PROGRAMS

VISITING COMPANIONS

Community members meet one-to-one for friendly visits, providing companionship and connection while reducing the risk of social isolation and loneliness. Visits can occur in the home, in the community, or over the phone. In many cases, these special relationships develop into lifelong friendships!

FRIENDSHIP AND FLOWERS

Our Friendship and Flowers program is designed to relieve isolation and loneliness of older adults by promoting companionship, friendship, and wellness. Friendship and Flowers Volunteers make visits to homebound elders and nursing home residents on the third Saturday of each month, bringing flowers and treats provided by LBFE, and engaging the elders in friendly conversation.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

Social activities and seasonal celebrations are offered at no expense to LBFE participants or volunteers. Holidays are a special opportunity for community members to visit, celebrate and bring a sense of family into elders’ lives. LBFE also hosts cards and crafts groups, bingo, and a summer barbecue for companionship programs participants. Twice a month, Let’s Do Lunch Café brings together older LGBT community members and allies for lunch “on the house,” offering social engagement and wellness education in a welcoming environment.

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