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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Your #GivingTuesday gift helps build connected, inclusive communities and supports our Creative Connections program, which brings the joy of artistic expression to older adults across our city.

Help bring people together through the arts with your support today. givebutter.com/givetuessocial

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Your #GivingTuesday gift helps build connected, inclusive communities and supports our Creative Connections program, which brings the joy of artistic expression to older adults across our city.

Help bring people together through the arts with your support today. https://givebutter.com/givetuessocial

#endisolation #intergenerationalprograms #olderadults #collegestudents #friendship #nonprofits #DigitalEquity #creativearts #socialCitySites #CreativeConnections #DigitalDividends #lbfeboston

Today is the day! #GivingTuesday is here, and we hope that you will take this opportunity to hear why the LBFE Boston family needs your support today.

Join us in the spirit of giving to ensure that low-income, older adults aren't isolated this holiday season and all year long.

Thank you for helping us build intergenerational, multicultural, inclusive communities in Boston!

Give back today: givebutter.com/givetuessocial
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#GivingTuesday 1 day to go! Thanks, Ornella! You're right....Generations have so much to give to and receive from one another. Help us spread more good times & laughter to more isolated, low-income older adults in Boston. Give back today at givebutter.com/givetuessocial

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#GivingTuesday 2 days to go! Help us build inclusive communities in Boston that span generations and cultures to prevent and relieve elder isolation & loneliness. Give back today at givebutter.com/givetuessocial

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Thanks for your support Tiffany!

#GivingTuesday 3 days to go! Everyone deserves friendship, regardless of age. Help us build intergenerational connections in Boston. Give back today at givebutter.com/givetuessocial

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We couldn't have asked for a more special Thanksgiving Day - full of laughter, music, dancing, and conversations! We celebrated with 50 older adults, volunteers, LBFE & Hyatt staff at the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor, who donated the venue, food, and service, and Craig Sutton Entertainment who donated his time DJ-ing!

Thank you all for supporting Boston's older adults and ensuring they had holiday joy!

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It was such a fun day! Always my favorite event! ❤️

It was so great to be together for the holiday

2022 Friends on the Harbor Sponsors

Abcd
Seniors Helping Seniors
Supporting Strategies
Smith Sullivan & Brown
Central Boston Elder Services
Brookline Bank
Stratos Consulting
Enbridge
Spada Law Group, LLC
McAndrew Risk Management, Inc.

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