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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Our CitySites and Digital Dividends spring sessions are in full swing! What do #IntergenerationalPrograms and #intergenerationalconnections actually look like? Just watch here!

Intergenerational programs build more #connected and #EquitableCommunities
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Boston City Councilor Liz Breadon Community-Engaged Teaching and Research at Northeastern ACES - Northeastern University Alliance of Civically Engaged Students Boston College Boston Housing Authority Age Strong Rogerson Communities Generations United Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn
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#facetofacefriday This month, LBFE Boston's senior intergenerational program manager, Stephenie, presented at community partner Community-Engaged Teaching and Research at Northeastern for an audience of 60+ faculty who were considering adding a #servicelearning component to their course. Stephenie shared about the challenges, successes, and mutually beneficial relationship LBFE and the CETR team have when supporting #intergenerational programs in Boston.

#CommunityEngagement #collegestudents #olderadults #ConnectingGenerations #experientiallearning
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#facetofacefriday This month, LBFE Bostons senior intergenerational program manager, Stephenie, presented at community partner Community-Engaged Teaching and Research at Northeastern for an audience of 60+ faculty who were considering adding a #servicelearning component to their course.  Stephenie shared about the challenges, successes, and mutually beneficial relationship LBFE and the CETR team have when supporting #intergenerational programs in Boston.  

#CommunityEngagement #collegestudents #olderadults #ConnectingGenerations #experientiallearning

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Northeastern University Generations United

So honored to be invited to the table and taking part in these important conversations!

“Experience is a master teacher, even when it’s not our own.”- Gina Greenlee

#socialconnection #intergenerational #communityengagement
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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