What We Do

Since 1979 LBFE Boston's nonprofit 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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#facetofacefriday This week, meet Julia Wengrovitz who joined the LBFE Board in 2015 and has served as Board President since 2018, bringing her experience in communications, fundraising, and event marketing. We are so lucky to have Julia in this role!

Currently, Julia is a Marketing Manager at athenahealth, which provides network-enabled services for healthcare and point-of-care mobile apps with a vision to create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all. Before joining athenahealth, she had 10+ years of experience in healthcare and human resources.

Julia has been actively involved with other non-profit organizations including Special Olympics and The Junior League of Boston. She graduated from Bentley University with a B.S. in Marketing.

Support Our Mission to Help End Elder Loneliness! givebutter.com/facebook22

#equity #equityandinclusion #equityinaging #aging #dei #diversityequityinclusion #olderadults #socialengagement #endsocialisolation #endloneliness #nonprofit #nonprofitorganization #nonprofitleadership #boardofdirectors #board #nonprofitfundraising #fundraising #development #boston #reframeaging > #seniorcitizens #seniors #elderly
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#facetofacefriday This week, meet Julia Wengrovitz who joined the LBFE Board in 2015 and has served as Board President since 2018, bringing her experience in communications, fundraising, and event marketing. We are so lucky to have Julia in this role!

Currently, Julia is a Marketing Manager at athenahealth, which provides network-enabled services for healthcare and point-of-care mobile apps with a vision to create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all. Before joining athenahealth, she had 10+ years of experience in healthcare and human resources.

Julia has been actively involved with other non-profit organizations including Special Olympics and The Junior League of Boston. She graduated from Bentley University with a B.S. in Marketing.

Support Our Mission to Help End Elder Loneliness! givebutter.com/facebook22

#equity #equityandinclusion #equityinaging #aging #dei #diversityequityinclusion #olderadults #socialengagement #endsocialisolation #endloneliness #nonprofit #nonprofitorganization #nonprofitleadership #boardofdirectors #board #nonprofitfundraising #fundraising #development #boston #reframeaging > #seniorcitizens #seniors #elderly

Intergenerational friendships thrive ONLINE too! During the pandemic, LBFE Boston, like so many other organizations had to pivot so we could continue to help relieve loneliness & isolation among our older neighbors, who were perhaps the most affected by having to stay home. Zoom became our go-to video chat & meeting service, and we continue to gather, share & learn from each through this modality today at Morville House Mandarin ESL Class.

Help Support Our Mission! givebutter.com/facebook22

#equityinaging #digitalliteracy #online #zoom #videochat #techaccess #olderadults #endsocialisolation #socialengagement #endloneliness #covid #pandemic #zoom #ESL #Mandarin #languagelearning #youngeradults #intergenerational #community #connections #friendships #boston #nonprofit #reframeaging > #eldercare #seniorcitizen #seniorcare #elderly #seniors
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Intergenerational friendships thrive ONLINE too!  During the pandemic, LBFE Boston, like so many other organizations had to pivot so we could continue to help relieve loneliness & isolation among our older neighbors, who were perhaps the most affected by having to stay home.  Zoom became our go-to video chat & meeting service, and we continue to gather, share & learn from each through this modality today at Morville House Mandarin ESL Class.

Help Support Our Mission! https://givebutter.com/facebook22

#equityinaging #digitalliteracy #online #zoom #videochat #techaccess #olderadults #endsocialisolation #socialengagement #endloneliness #covid #pandemic #zoom #ESL #Mandarin #languagelearning #youngeradults #intergenerational #community #connections #friendships #boston #nonprofit #reframeaging > #eldercare #seniorcitizen #seniorcare #elderly #seniors

TMYK - The Difference Between Equity and Equality: According to the CA Department of Aging "Equality is typically defined as giving everyone the same access to services and resources and treating everyone similarly. However, equity [i.e. in aging] refers to ensuring that people have the access and support that they need according to their personal situation. To learn more about equity and equality, we recommend the following short animated video": youtu.be/tZd4no4gZnc

#equityinaging #olderadults #endsocialisolation #socialengagement #endloneliness #youngeradults #intergenerational #community #connections #friendships #reframeaging > #eldercare #seniorcitizen #seniorcare #elderly

Help Support Our Mission to End Loneliness & Isolation in Older Adults: givebutter.com/facebook22
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At Springhouse Senior Living Community, Teresa and our older adult participants in the Senior Planet Older Adults Technology Services lecture share info, questions, and answers about video chat including #facetime, #WhatsApp_Call and #zoom.

The pandemic reinforced the importance of digital access and literacy for ALL of us. One 'silver lining', as Teresa describes, is that many companies began to offer free video chat services because of COVID19 so that we can all stay connected with one another.

Help Support Our Mission of Closing the Digital Divide Among Older Adults: givebutter.com/facebook22

#digitaldividendsday #DigitalEquity #DigitalDivide #digitalliteracy #technology #aging #equityinaging #olderadults #socialengagement #learning #endloneliness #endisolation #endageism #community #friendships #connections #reframeaging > #seniorcitizens #elderly #seniorliving
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Juneteenth, or June 19th is a day of profound weight and power - A celebration of freedom commemorating the end of slavery. Join us in celebrating and honoring this day. #juneteenth ... See MoreSee Less

Juneteenth, or June 19th is a day of profound weight and power - A celebration of freedom commemorating the end of slavery. Join us in celebrating and honoring this day. #juneteenth

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

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