Programs

Programs Programs

Intergenerational CitySites

In partnership with service-learning and community engagement programs at several Boston colleges and universities, we offer weekly intergenerational activities in senior housing, adult day programs, and senior centers. Because of the pandemic, currently all CitySites are virtual. When it is safe to do so, LBFE will resume in-person programming with some virtual options.

Digital Dividends

Classes of 10-15 adults in public senior housing are given laptops and six-months of internet connectivity free of charge along with weekly training provided by college students from our partner organizations. Digital Dividends was born from the COVID19 pandemic and aims to close the digital divide for low-income older adults.

Community Connections

We support one-time and short-term opportunities for intergenerational engagement. Previous examples include multi-week art courses, ice cream socials, and ongoing partnerships with schools and nearby assisted living facilities.

Luncheons

Each summer LBFE hosts two picnics at Larz Anderson Park in Brookline for older adults and volunteers to spend time in good company. Additionally, LBFE hosts a large Thanksgiving Day luncheon for nearly 200 older adults and volunteers and a smaller Winter Holiday luncheon in December. Due to the pandemic, the holiday luncheon programs are TBD for 2021.

Meet our friends

Victoria Shea
Victoria Shea
Victoria Shea, Boston College PULSE CitySites Team Leader Hi everyone! My name is Victoria Shea. I am currently a sophomore at Boston College and am originally from Santiago, Chile. I serve as Team Leader at St. Cecilia’s Virtual CitySite and as a student participant at the 2Life Learn to Zoom Virtual CitySite. At St. Cecilia’s […]
Jenise Chung
Jenise Chung
Jenise Chung, Boston College PULSE CitySites Team Leader Morville House My name is Jenise Chung and I’m currently a sophomore at Boston College studying finance, business analytics, and computer science. I’m affiliated with Little Brothers through our PULSE program and served at Morville House for the past year. Overall, it has been such a life-changing […]
Louise and the Show Must Go On
Louise and the Show Must Go On
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of attending an LBFE summer cookout or holiday party, chances are you have met our friend, Louise. A self proclaimed social butterfly and extrovert, Louise loves to meet new people. Her approach to life is to treat everyone with kindness. Always an entertainer, the past 14 months have been […]
Eric Zhou
Eric Zhou
Eric Zhou, Boston College PULSE CitySites Team Leader My name is Eric Zhou, a Junior at Boston College studying Computer Science. I serve at Grove Hall Bingo and am a Team Leader at the Grove Hall Tech Cafe, our goal is to solve technical problems that the Grove Hall members have and also to have […]
Ms. A and the bonds of Bingo…
Ms. A and the bonds of Bingo…
Ms. A has always believed in the best. That was why at age 16 she came to the United States from the Caribbean island of Montserrat. Her commitment to the best worked. She was happily married at age 18, bought a house in Roxbury, raised three children and worked the night shift in a bank […]
Alex Jarecki & Sofia Corbett
Alex Jarecki & Sofia Corbett
Alex Jarecki, Northeastern University Co-op I’m 20 years old and originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan. I’m a third year at Northeastern University pursuing a combined degree in Biology and Political Science. I’m also a part of the PlusOne Master’s Program, so I will be graduating in 2023 with an MA in Political Science. In my […]
Kate Lietz
Kate Lietz
Kate Lietz, Forest Foundation Summer Intern, Boston College PULSE Alumna Hi! My name is Kate Lietz and I recently graduated from Boston College with a degree in Sociology. I am originally from New Hampshire, but have come to call Boston my home over the past four years. Since September, I have been volunteering with Little […]
Thao Trinh
Thao Trinh
Thao Trinh, Northeastern ACES Team Leader My name is Thao Trinh, I’m one of the team leaders for The Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly at Smith House in Roxbury. I am currently a freshman at Northeastern University majoring in Nursing. My hobbies outside of school includes hanging out with friends, families and trying […]
LBFE Highlight of the Week:  Jeff Neil
LBFE Highlight of the Week: Jeff Neil
Jeff Neil, Board Member At Little Brothers- Friends of the Elderly, we have a Highlight of the Week series where we shine a spotlight on members of the LBFE community including board members, older adults, volunteers, students, staff, CitySites (and more!) to learn about them and their experiences with LBFE. This week’s highlight is of one […]