End Loneliness! Be a friend to an isolated older adult in Chicago!

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ORGANIZATION: Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter

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Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly's philosophy, programs and activities are focused on alleviating loneliness and isolation among older adults throughout Chicago. The need for social interaction is critical to the human spirit - we believe that nurturing the soul is as important as feeding the body. The older adults we work with have little to no contact with family and/or friends and are essentially alone. Volunteers support older adults in friendship through various activities and programs.

The best way to alleviate loneliness and isolation are regular in-person visits. We are seeking volunteers that can commit to visiting or calling an elder twice a month for 12 months. The overall goal is to develop a friendship together. In-person visits could be in the older adult's home, your home, outdoors (weather appropriate) or in some other great spot in the community. Phone calling could be from anywhere, the perfect remote volunteer experience!

Join us at an upcoming Zoom orientation. Please register through link below. Attendance at a one-hour orientation session is required to volunteer, as well as a successful completion of a background screen.

https://lbfechicago.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer/‚Äč

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. More information can be found at www.lbfechicago.org . Join LBFE today to make an impact in an older adult's life!

See you soon!

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About Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter

Location:

355 N Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60607, US

Mission Statement

Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly is a national network of non-profit volunteer-based organizations committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. We offer to people of goodwill the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life.

Description

Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) is committed to meeting the needs of elders who are isolated and alone. Our motto, flowers before bread, expresses the belief that love, dignity and beauty in life are as important as basic physical needs. This philosophy is reflected in all of our activities, which include one-on-one visits, holiday parties, vacations in the country and individual birthdays celebrated by the delivery of a cake and a gift. The quality of our services is just as important as the services themselves.The elders served by LBFE have little or no contact with family and friends, few financial resources and many reside in dangerous and deteriorating neighborhoods. When we enter their lives we provide them with companionship, which is something that many of them have not had in years.

Last year we served nearly 1,200 elders, with the indispensable help of over 1,300 volunteers giving more than 54,000 hours of their time.

We have a broad range of opportunities for volunteers, donors and elders to share, learn, grow...and to celebrate life. Opportunities are available year-round. LBFE is great way for families to volunteer together and to introduce youth to service.

Help LBFE bring elders from isolation to celebration!

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CAUSE AREAS

Community
Seniors
Community, Seniors

WHEN

Thu Apr 04, 2024 - Wed Jul 03, 2024

WHERE

355 N Ashland AveChicago, IL 60607

(41.8881,-87.66647)
 

SKILLS

  • Relationship Building
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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