What We Do

Since 1979 LBFE Boston's mission has been to help relieve isolation and loneliness among our older neighbors. By connecting residents of affordable & public housing with local college students, we facilitate lasting intergenerational friendships through weekly social, educational, creative, and technology programs.

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Impact

  • Nearly 1000 older adults served every year
  • 17 Intergenerational CitySites program locations across Boston
  • 9 university partners
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What do you feel appreciation for? Today, LBFE Boston's older & younger program participants, building/residence coordinators, LBFE executive & program directors, and our CitySites & Digital Dividends program managers share their thanks for each other, inclusive programming, our communities, and for building lasting intergenerational connections that help relieve loneliness and isolation.

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#appreciation #grateful #equityinaging #olderadults #reframeaging #endsocialisolation #socialengagement #endloneliness #youngeradults #community #eldercare #seniorcitizen #SeniorCare #elderly #boston #bostonma #connections #friendships #nonprofit #inclusion #diversity #aging #technology #digital #share #help #students #creative #building #programming #housing

Springhouse Senior Living Community
Peterborough Senior Center
Grove Hall Community Center / 51 Geneva Ave
Older Adults Technology Services
Boston Housing Authority
Hassan Apartments
Veronica B Smith Multi Services Senior Center
2Life Communities
Morville House
Mission Main
Patricia White Apartments
#TorreUnidad
#FarnsworthHall
#LongfellowHouse
#SmithHouse

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Since 1979 LBFE Boston's mission has been to help relieve isolation and loneliness among our older neighbors. By connecting residents of affordable & public housing with local college students, we facilitate lasting intergenerational friendships through weekly social, educational, creative, and technology programs.

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Teresa, our Digital Dividends Program Manager helps older adult participants at Springhouse Senior Living Community learn about protecting their personal information online through the Older Adults Technology Services program.

#training #digital #digitalliteracy #digitalequity #digitalinclusion #digitaldivide #olderadults #technology #learning #help #boston #intergenerational #community #equityinaging #relieveloneliness #relieveisolation #reframeaging #elders #elderly #eldercare

About LBFE Boston: Since 1979 LBFE Boston's mission has been to help relieve isolation and loneliness among our older neighbors. By connecting residents of affordable & public housing with local college students, we facilitate lasting intergenerational friendships through weekly social, educational, creative, and technology programs.

Donate to LBFE Boston: givebutter.com/Po3pNE
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Teresa, our Digital Dividends Program Manager helps older adult participants at Springhouse Senior Living Community learn about protecting their personal information online through the Older Adults Technology Services program.   

#training #digital #digitalliteracy #digitalequity #digitalinclusion #digitaldivide #olderadults #technology #learning #help  #boston #intergenerational #community #equityinaging #relieveloneliness #relieveisolation #reframeaging #elders #elderly #eldercare 

About LBFE Boston:  Since 1979 LBFE Bostons mission has been to help relieve isolation and loneliness among our older neighbors. By connecting residents of affordable & public housing with local college students, we facilitate lasting intergenerational friendships through weekly social, educational, creative, and technology programs.

Donate to LBFE Boston: https://givebutter.com/Po3pNEImage attachment

At Peterborough Senior Center, one of our Digital Dividends program locations, Olga and Allison worked together this spring to solve some internet and phone issues. "We were [even] able to connect Olga's computer to her TV today!"

Digital Dividends aims to close the digital divide for low-income older adults in public senior housing by offering laptops and six-months of internet connectivity free of charge, along with weekly training provided by college students from our partner organizations.

#chromebooks #training #digital #google #digitalliteracy #digitalequity #digitalinclusion #olderadults #technology #learning #help #boston #intergenerational #community #equityinaging #relieveloneliness #relieveisolation #elderly #eldercare
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At Peterborough Senior Center, one of our Digital Dividends program locations,  Olga and Allison worked together this spring to solve some internet and phone issues. We were [even] able to connect Olgas computer to her TV today!

Digital Dividends aims to close the digital divide for low-income older adults in public senior housing by offering laptops and six-months of internet connectivity free of charge, along with weekly training provided by college students from our partner organizations.

#chromebooks #training #digital #google #digitalliteracy #digitalequity #digitalinclusion #olderadults #technology #learning #help  #boston #intergenerational #community #equityinaging #relieveloneliness #relieveisolation #elderly #eldercare

"Today was my last session with Grove Hall Community Center / 51 Geneva Ave, and it was sad to say goodbye. I'm glad I've made so many great memories with the participants, it's been an absolute pleasure to lead Bingo each week." - Andrew, Student Participant

That's what LBFE Boston is all about. Relieving isolation & loneliness among our older neighbors and helping to facilitate intergenerational friendships.

#equityinaging #olderadults #reframeaging #endsocialisolation #socialengagement #endloneliness #youngeradults #community #eldercare #seniorcitizen #SeniorCare #elderly #boston #bostonma #connections #friendships #nonprofit
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Today was my last session with Grove Hall Community Center / 51 Geneva Ave, and it was sad to say goodbye. Im glad Ive made so many great memories with the participants, its been an absolute pleasure to lead Bingo each week.    - Andrew, Student Participant 

Thats what LBFE Boston is all about.  Relieving isolation & loneliness among our older neighbors and helping to facilitate intergenerational friendships.     

 #equityinaging #olderadults #reframeaging #endsocialisolation #socialengagement #endloneliness #youngeradults #community #eldercare #seniorcitizen #SeniorCare #elderly #boston #bostonma #connections #friendships #nonprofit

Popping in to say 'hi' to our Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly followers! My name is Jean DeMayo, and I'm the new Communications & Development Manager for the Boston chapter.

I'm excited to continue sharing LBFE's story and encouraging others in the greater Boston community to join our mission to end loneliness and isolation among Boston's older adults.

To learn more visit: lbfeboston.org
#hello #boston #bostonma #bostonnonprofits #olderadults #eldercare #intergenerational #community #equityinaging #loneliness #socialisolation #friendship #aging #mutuality #equity #inclusion #stimulation #growth #multicultural #Connections
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Popping in to say hi to our Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly followers!  My name is Jean DeMayo, and Im the new Communications & Development Manager for the Boston chapter.  

Im excited to continue sharing LBFEs story and encouraging others in the greater Boston community to join our mission to end loneliness and isolation among Bostons older adults.  

To learn more visit:  lbfeboston.org
#hello #boston #bostonma #bostonnonprofits #olderadults #eldercare #intergenerational #community #equityinaging #loneliness #socialisolation #friendship #aging #mutuality #equity #inclusion #stimulation #growth #multicultural #Connections

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Thank you for the service you do🙏

Welcome, Jean!

Welcome to LBFOE !

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