The elders we serve
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) is committed to alleviating isolation and loneliness among the elderly while promoting their independence and well-being. We offer to people of goodwill the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life. LBFE identifies isolated adults, 65 years and older, in the Twin Cities area who lack social and family connections and have other unmet needs. Through advocacy, visiting and social engagement services, as well as referrals to neighborhood resources, LBFE fosters their independence and quality of life in the community so they may age in place. Services also include intergenerational activities and holiday meals.
In Fiscal Year 2015, 412 elders in the Greater Twin Cities Area received direct services in our companionship and advocacy programs. An additional 269 community-at-large elders participated in LBFE social events and received referrals from staff members.
- The average age of our elders is 80.
- 72% identify as women, 27% as men, <1% as other.
- 73% define themselves as Caucasian, 5% African American, 2% American Indian, 1% Hispanic/Latino, 1% Asian, and 18% as Other or Unknown/Undisclosed.
- 52% reside in Hennepin, 40% in Ramsey, 4% in Washington, 2% in Anoka and 2% in Dakota counties.