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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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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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!!

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

The LBFE Boston office will be closed Monday, April 15th for Patriots' Day.

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The LBFE Boston office will be closed Monday, April 15th for Patriots Day.

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This week, we shine a light on Andrew B. who has been a volunteer for LBFE Boston 'since last century!' (We counted back to 1996, but Andrew believes it's probably even longer than that!) About his volunteerism, Andrew says, "I'm there because of the elders and the forgotten." Thank you, Andrew, for being a part of the LBFE Boston family and for supporting older adults!

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This week, we shine a light on Andrew B. who has been a volunteer for LBFE Boston since last century!  (We counted back to 1996, but Andrew believes its probably even longer than that!)   About his volunteerism, Andrew says, Im there because of the elders and the forgotten.   Thank you, Andrew, for being a part of the LBFE Boston family and for supporting older adults! 

#nationalvolunteermonth #volunteerism

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Congratulations Andrew! Keep it up!!!!

Current & former LBFE Boston service students, community partners, and Fenway residents! Intergenerational connections reduce isolation, help build more inclusive communities & encourage understanding and sharing between generations!

So, JOIN US on April 25th at Fenway Community Center for a Multi-Gen Mixer to celebrate Global Intergenerational Week!

What are you waiting for, it's 2 weeks away -- RSVP today!

lbfeboston.org/newsroom

#intergenerational #multigenerational #socialhealth #SocialConnection #fenway #giw24
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Current & former LBFE Boston service students, community partners, and Fenway residents! Intergenerational connections reduce isolation, help build more inclusive communities & encourage understanding and sharing between generations!

So, JOIN US on April 25th at Fenway Community Center for a Multi-Gen Mixer to celebrate Global Intergenerational Week!

What are you waiting for, its 2 weeks away -- RSVP today!

https://lbfeboston.org/newsroom

#intergenerational #multigenerational #socialhealth #SocialConnection #fenway #giw24

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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 Families 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

The Affordable Connectivity Program (#ACP) expires in 1️⃣9️⃣days. 🗓️⏳

10 million #olderadults and a total of 22+ million Americans will lose #affordableinternet. Join LBFE Boston in calling on Congress to TAKE ACTION NOW to #saveacp & #DontDisconnectUS

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The Affordable Connectivity Program (#ACP) expires in 1️⃣9️⃣days. 🗓️⏳

10 million #olderadults and a total of 22+ million Americans will lose #affordableinternet.  Join LBFE Boston in calling on Congress to TAKE ACTION NOW to #saveacp & #DontDisconnectUS 

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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