NEW YORK EXPANSION SITE
Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly now serves the elderly in the Big Apple and is based in Brooklyn! The Cincinnati chapter is supporting grassroots efforts in New York as this new expansion site grows.
Our expansion site launched in November 2016 with our first holiday event, when visiting volunteers delivered 20 Thanksgiving care packages with flowers and handwritten cards to 20 homebound elderly suffering from social isolation.
Four years later, thanks to the support and generosity of 250 volunteers, donors, and community partners, we have made over 3,500 friendly visits and 2,500 friendly phone calls to isolated elderly New Yorkers, and we have provided referrals to over 200 elders in need of advocacy.
WHAT WE DO
Relieve isolation among the elderly
Thanks to our Friendship and Flowers visiting program, Birthday Visiting program and 1-1 Friendly Visiting program, we are building meaningful and lifelong friendships with isolated elders in NYC, showing them they are seen, remembered, listened to and cared for in their later years. Growing old can be a tough and lonely battle and it shall not be fought alone!
Contact us for a list of upcoming social events and visiting opportunities.
You make a difference
Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among elderly.
We do not rely on government funding but on the generosity of individual and corporate donors.
If you would like to donate to the NYC site, click on the DONATE link below and choose "New York Expansion Site" from the drop down menu under "Direct my donation to." Donations will be sent to the Cincinnati chapter, then re-disbursed to the NY site.
Contact us in Brooklyn
We look forward to expanding our friendly visiting services in Brooklyn and Manhattan and to continue brightening the lives of the elderly we serve and visit all-year round.
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly
NYC Expansion Site