Older Adult Programs
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly is committed to alleviating loneliness and isolation among older adults while promoting their independence and well-being.
Companionship is key to a healthy aging process. Each year, we connect more than 1,000 program participants and caring volunteers from the community through in-home and phone visits, social activities and holiday celebrations.
NEW PHONE COMPANIONS
This NEW program was created in response to the COVID-19 crisis. It matches any socially isolated older adults with friendly phone companions who are background-checked and ready to share their warmth and friendship during this crisis and beyond. We’ll get you connected in just a few easy steps.
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 & EVENTS
Social activities and seasonal festivities 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 crafts and coffee, bingo, and a number of seasonal programs. 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.
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!