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What is LBFE Boston up to in the community? What’s going on in the world of aging, intergenerational practice, and social issues such as social isolation, digital equity, and ageism? It’s all here..

Cynthia Wilkerson, Program Director of LBFE Boston – Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly, was recently awarded as one of The Eisner Foundation 2023 Prize Fellows.  Her project, Gen2GenQ, will create intergenerational opportunities around Boston for older and college-age queer people. Read more here. Congratulations, Cynthia!

Courtney Cole, WBZ/CBS Boston Morning anchor, recently visited our CitySites Tech Cafe at community partner Operation P.E.A.C.E Boston‘s Peterborough Senior Center.   Courtney chatted with our older and younger program participants, and witnessed the importance of intergenerational friendships & digital literacy/equity for all in preventing social isolation! Stay tuned for the air date and segment!

The Surgeon General of the United States recently issued an advisory on our nation’s loneliness epidemic and it highlights the devastating impact that loneliness and social isolation can have on both physical and mental health. Please take two minutes to watch the video above for ways to help.

The Huntington News, the independent newspaper of Northeastern University, recently featured LBFE Boston following a news staff’s visit to one of our Digital Dividends program sites.  In this article, Katy Manning explores how we help generations to connect and form friendships and also interviews older program participants,  LBFE co-ops from Northeastern, and our Executive Director, Nikki Shults.

Beloved radio personality, Candy O’Terry, recently hosted LBFE Boston’s Executive Director, Nikki Shults, on The Story Behind Her Success.  Listen to Nikki’s heartwarming and inspirational interview where she shares her personal connection to the career path she walks today:  celebrating life with older adults.

Boston Neighborhood Network recently visited our CitySites intergenerational program at Smith House to meet with older and younger program participants, learn about the issue of social isolation, and witness first-hand the joy created by connection.

Faith Imafidon, BNN anchor, discusses LBFE Boston’s mission, programming for older adults, social isolation, and the impact of intergenerational friendships with Nikki Shults in this recent interview.

Students from Northeastern University’s Digital Storytelling & Social Media service-learning class discuss Bridging the Generational Gap in this recently published article.