Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly - CincinnatiLittle Brothers Friends of the Elderly - Cincinnati
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly is a national, non-profit organization committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. We offer to people of good will the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and the celebration o... Read more
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly is a national, non-profit organization committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. We offer to people of good will the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and the celebration of life.
We offer our elderly friends opportunities to create new friendships and relationships. Through volunteer visits, holiday parties and social outings, our elders are reconnected to the community and other elders.
The most impact-creating organization for the elderly in the Cincinnati area.
Well organized activities, one-on-one interaction with the elderly members, and constant awareness of needs of individual members are the key strengths of the organization.
Dedicated and selfless staff are key to the success and long tenure of LBFE.
A large number of long-time, conscientious, and devoted volunteers have been instrumental in creating strong bond between the elderly and the volunteers.
An organization enriching the lives of both the elderly and the volunteers.
I am a Visiting Volunteer and a Telephone Reassurance Volunteer. I deem it a real honor to have met elderly who consider me their friend, and someone they can turn to in any situation. Some of them truly are the forgotten ones. I hope that in a small way I am making a difference in their life because I do care what happens to them.
I have been involved with this organization since 2001 and am constantly amazed by how much good they do with such a small staff. My contact with the elderly is very gratifying as is the interaction with the other volunteers. I always feel that my time is well spent. I've included my grandson on some of my visits, and we both marvel at how our elderly friends come alive.
I have been a regular visiting volunteer for over a year. I enjoy helping my elderly friend with his computer. It helps him stay connected and relieves his isolation. Thanks to LBFE we have developed an enduring friendship. My friend also enjoys the Art Program, Movie Night and many other social outings that LBFE offers. This is a unique organization serving an often overlooked group of people.
Until you've experienced LBFE you won't REALLY know how fulfilling it is. If you’re looking for a great organization with which to have your first volunteer opportunity, LBFE is the perfect option. For an group that operates on a tight budget and doesn’t have a lot of frills they are FULL of creativity, love and compassion. You can’t imagine how much a simple phone call to an elderly person does for his/her day. I called “Mary Ellen” the other week just to say hi. She was bowled over with gratitude that someone cared enough to check in on her. The group sponsors year-round events and outings – all in an effort to make sure that no elderly person goes unnoticed in this world. LBFE is not meals-on-wheels or home healthcare. It’s simply a group that wants to bring friendship to elderly who have no one else in their lives. I’ve volunteered for nearly four years and love it more every time I visit with someone.