In Person Visitations are Back

April 5, 2022
Thank you so much for your continued patience and commitment to keeping those around you safe and healthy. While safety remains our top priority for both older adults and volunteers, visiting in person is now possible for those who choose to do so!. If you are seeing your companion in person, please follow these simple ... Read more

Community Pillars Share the Love

February 14, 2022
Our friends at Blue Cross Blue Shield are showering our members with love this Valentine’s Day. Each older adult in our program will receive not just one but three valentines made especially for them! What that means is this team of talented, creative, and artistic volunteers made 1,240 valentines and sent them off to each ... Read more

Twin Cities’ Seniors Get Extra Love From MyTalk 107.1 FM’s Listeners in Overwhelming Listener Response to Valentine’s Day Drive

February 14, 2022
THOUSANDS OF CARDS, KIDS’ DRAWINGS, AND HEART-THEMED ITEMS POURED IN ST. PAUL – Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) will be delivering thousands of Valentine’s cards, kids’ drawings, and heart-themed greetings to Twin Cities seniors sent in from listeners of myTalk 107.1FM’s Jason & Alexis Show, which were solicited over the past two ... Read more

Coffee Talk Celebrates One Year on February 2nd.

February 10, 2022
In just twelve months, this wonderful, free drop-in chat line has brought comfort and joy to older adults across Minnesota and North Western Wisconsin. Callers dial in and connect for a one-to-one conversation with caring “Coffee Talker,” who answer the confidential phone line Monday through Friday 8:00 am-Noon. In just one year, we have achieved ... Read more

Protect yourself from cyber crimes and scams!

January 12, 2022
Martin Fleischhacker and co-presenter Bill Raker gave our Let’s Do Lunch Café group a zoom presentation by AARP and the Minnesota Department of Commerce on issues related to cyber crimes and scams. The presentation included an update about recent scams, recognizing phishing and other scams, and how to protect yourself while browsing online, using social ... Read more

Combating Loneliness and Isolation for Older Minnesotans

December 2, 2021
Our very own James Falvey and Ann Fosco appeared on Kare11’s Sandwich Generation, to discuss how loneliness and isolation effects older Minnesotans during the holidays, and recommend a few remedies, including our drop-in chat line, Coffee Talk!

LBFEMN Hires New Financial Controller

November 4, 2021
We are pleased to introduce Luis Perez and LBFEMN’s new Financial Controller. Luis brings a wealth of experience working with nonprofit organizations both large and small. BIO Luis Perez has been an accounting professional for 35 years, specializing in non-profit accounting for the last 22. This included 12 years at a regional CPA firm, acting ... Read more

30 Days of Brightness

October 8, 2021
Doing it up differently. This year, we are doing up our holidays a little differently. Our aspiration for this year’s celebrations is to align closely with our mission to bring connection, companionship, and friendship to older adults and be welcoming to our members from all communities! Together, we will celebrate 30 Days of Brightness! What ... Read more

Wise Ways: Older Adult Stories Guiding Younger Generations

September 17, 2021
Stories are an essential part of our lives. Stories are how we learn, communicate, and grow. Reggie Westgate is 16 years old and believes that the stories our elders share can guide him and other young people as they come of age. Reggie says, “We may have grown up in different time periods, but the ... Read more

Meet New Friends Edward and Urvashi

September 10, 2021
Urvashi and Edward were first brought together through our Elder Friends Phone Companions in November of 2020. As you can see, those first few phone calls have blossomed into a beautiful friendship! “I was new to the city and did not have many friends,” said Urvashi. “I got to know about LBFE through a flyer ... Read more