Each year LBFE Boston connects Boston's college students with hundreds of older adults living in public and affordable housing. Generations enjoy social, digital literacy, and creative arts classes together and share life experiences and skills.

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Welcome to LBFE!

Impact

  • Hundreds of low-income, older adults supported annually in Boston
  • Almost 30 program sites each semester:
    • 15 intergenerational CitySites programs
    • 9 Digital Dividends programs
    • 5 Creative Connections programs
  • 9 university partners
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When it comes to reaching out to others, why do our brains sometimes stand in the way? When we want to be kind, what stops us? This week, Hidden Brain host Shankar Vedantam offers insight into our minds and building connection. Listen to part 1 of 2 today: bit.ly/3U77PFn ... See MoreSee Less

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This week, we're shining a light on Jahnavi Patel, a Northeastern University student who’s volunteered multiple semesters in our Digital Dividends program. Jahnavi is super proactive about doing service, and always engaging at programs! Thank you, Jahnavi!

“I decided to join LBFE because, growing up, my grandma was my best friend, and she is still. Through my relationship with her, I found great value in inter-generational friendships!

I have been able to form even more of these connections through my time with LBFE. I truly appreciate LBFE's mission to empower older adults, especially in bridging the digital divide."

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This week, were shining a light on Jahnavi Patel, a Northeastern University student who’s volunteered multiple semesters in our Digital Dividends program.  Jahnavi is super proactive about doing service, and always engaging at programs!  Thank you, Jahnavi! 

 “I decided to join LBFE because, growing up, my grandma was my best friend, and she is still. Through my relationship with her, I found great value in inter-generational friendships!

I have been able to form even more of these connections through my time with LBFE. I truly appreciate LBFEs mission to empower older adults, especially in bridging the digital divide.

#nationalvolunteermonth #volunteerism #intergenerational #facetofacefriday

Have you RSVPed yet? We can't wait to see you at our Multi-Gen mixer in the Fenway community next Thursday! Old, young and everyone in between welcome! Enjoy refreshments, get to know your neighbors and community! Meet our new Executive Director, Cynthia Wilkerson, too! RSVP here! bit.ly/3TYNXnP

#intergenerational #multigenerational #socialhealth #socialconnection #fenway #giw24 #IntergenerationalActivities #BostonEvents #northeasternuniversity #bostoncollege #olderadults #collegestudents
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Have you RSVPed yet?  We cant wait to see you at our Multi-Gen mixer in the Fenway community next Thursday!  Old, young and everyone in between welcome!  Enjoy refreshments, get to know your neighbors and community!   Meet our new Executive Director, Cynthia Wilkerson, too!  RSVP here!  https://bit.ly/3TYNXnP

#intergenerational #multigenerational #socialhealth #socialconnection #fenway #giw24 #IntergenerationalActivities #BostonEvents #northeasternuniversity #bostoncollege #olderadults #collegestudents

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Sharon Durkan Community-Engaged Teaching and Research at Northeastern Generations United ACES - Northeastern University Alliance of Civically Engaged Students Fenway Community Development Corporation Fenway-Kenmore Patch Preservation of Affordable Housing The Peterborough Senior Center (a program of Operation P.E.A.C.E.) Boston Housing Authority Maloney Properties Real Estate Brokerage Age Strong

LBFE Boston's spring appeal 2024 just launched! Please join us in our mission to prevent social isolation, build community and offer essential programs to older adults in Boston's public & affordable housing, senior centers, and long-term care facilities. Thank you for making your gift today: bit.ly/4axUixx

#boston #fundraiser #springappeal #intergenerational #socialconnection #digitalequity #donate
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LBFE Bostons spring appeal 2024 just launched! Please join us in our mission to prevent social isolation, build community and offer essential programs to older adults in Bostons public & affordable housing, senior centers, and long-term care facilities.  Thank you for making your gift today: bit.ly/4axUixx

#boston #fundraiser #springappeal #intergenerational #socialconnection #digitalequity #donate

LBFE Boston is thrilled to announce the appointment of Cynthia Wilkerson as LBFE's new Executive Director! Cynthia isn't a new face at LBFE – she brings over 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector and has been a driving force within our organization since joining back in 2015. Some fun, fast facts about Cynthia:

1) Proud Southpaw (#leftiesrule!),
2) Born and raised in Idaho . . . some of my earliest memories are potato themed! Potato harvest, potato cellars, potato warehouses . . . it was a family business.
3) Avid movie go-er. Find me at the #coolidge!
4) Elephants are amazing!
5) My chaplaincy training from my divinity school days comes in handy ALWAYS!

You can meet Cynthia at next week's Multi-Generational Mix & Mingle (info here: lbfeboston.org/newsroom)

You can read the Board of Directors' press release here: lbfeboston.org/lbfe-boston-board-of-directors-appoints-new-executive-director/

Congratulations, Cynthia!

#executivedirector #lbfeboston #bostonnonprofit
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LBFE Boston is thrilled to announce the appointment of Cynthia Wilkerson as LBFEs new Executive Director! Cynthia isnt a new face at LBFE – she brings over 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector and has been a driving force within our organization since joining back in 2015. Some fun, fast facts about Cynthia: 

1) Proud Southpaw (#leftiesrule!),
2) Born and raised in Idaho . . . some of my earliest memories are potato themed! Potato harvest, potato cellars, potato warehouses . . . it was a family business. 
3) Avid movie go-er. Find me at the #coolidge! 
4) Elephants are amazing! 
5) My chaplaincy training from my divinity school days comes in handy ALWAYS! 

You can meet Cynthia at next weeks Multi-Generational Mix & Mingle (info here: https://lbfeboston.org/newsroom) 

You can read the Board of Directors press release here: https://lbfeboston.org/lbfe-boston-board-of-directors-appoints-new-executive-director/

Congratulations, Cynthia! 

#executivedirector #lbfeboston #bostonnonprofit

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Congratulations!

And the baton has been passed! Congratulations Cynthia!!

Way to go, Cynthia!

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Congratulations to my sister in nonprofit leadership!

Congratulations Cynthia 🎊

Congratulations Cynthia

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Good luck to everyone running in the 128th Boston Marathon today!

#bostonmarathon2024 #marathonmonday #bostonstrong
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Good luck to everyone running in the 128th Boston Marathon today! 

#bostonmarathon2024 #marathonmonday #bostonstrong
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We are honored to be recognized as a 2022 Program of Distinction by Generations United

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We are proud to be one of 140 Cummings Foundation 2022 grant winners!

2023 Corporate Partners

Supporting Strategies
Smith Sullivan & Brown
Central Boston Elder Services
Brookline Bank
Stratos Consulting
McAndrew Risk Management, Inc.
2Life
Red Sox Foundation
Anonymous

From the Community

"When 5:00 comes it’s like “what?! it’s over?!” I wish [the students] could stay longer! "
- Michelle
"It’s fun to start conversations and learn from the seniors"
- Gaetan
"I truly enjoy the students. I like hearing about them, and we all share our stories."
- Marion
"It’s beneficial, especially to that type of person that might not come out on their own to socialize. I might have been one of those people myself."
- Bob