Posted January 1, 2007

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter works with elders in Chicago who are 70 years or older and have few meaningful social connections.  They are a privately funded, non-profit organization, providing free social opportunities for isolated and lonely elders.  They have holiday parties; home visits for seniors who are homebound, luncheons at their location on Wednesdays and Sundays and outings.  All of the seniors’ birthdays are also celebrated.

You can volunteer to call, to visit, and to drive, to cook so many opportunities there has got to be one that fits your personality.

For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact Heather the Community Outreach Coordinator at 312-604-7234 or visiting their website.

Also, if you know of any isolated seniors – neighbors’ maybe that don’t have many visitors, you can refer them to Little Brothers to become part of their program.  They must be a resident of Chicago, over 70 and have limited social contacts.  Little Brothers serve both English and Spanish speaking seniors.

What a great way to make a difference in the New Year.

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