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! Watch the full segment here!
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. This website shares information and resources on how you can help yourself or someone you love.
Massachusetts just released a new podcast that tells stories of the age- and dementia-friendly movement taking place in our Commonwealth. Episodes, including one featuring LBFE Boston, focus on how communities are updating infrastructure, food accessibility, expanding affordable supportive housing, increasing transportation options, and much more! The podcast is available now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and online. Check it out!
LBFE Boston recently championed the seventh annual, national Digital Inclusion Week – a crucial platform to celebrate and amplify the community-driven initiatives that are breaking down digital barriers—one connection, one device, and one skill at a time. At our request, the City of Boston and the State of MA lit up four bridges and Boston City Hall as a symbol of digital literacy, equity, and inclusion. Read the press release 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!
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.