FriendshipWorks is continuing to support elders with regular phone calls and the addition of virtual visiting with online technology. We continue exploring other alternative connection options. With the current public health emergency, our work is more essential than ever to support our elders. To refer an elder or to become a virtual volunteer, please fill out a form or contact the appropriate staff person on the Contact Us page.
We are proud to share that FriendshipWorks was selected as one of the winners of the 2018 In Good Company Optimal Aging Challenge... To read more and to see FriendshipWorks Executive Director Janet Seckel-Cerrotti's acceptance speech, click here.
Our mission is to reduce social isolation, enhance the quality of life, and preserve the dignity of older adults in Greater Boston. We accomplish this by recruiting and training volunteers of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds who provide friendship, advocacy, education, assistance, and emotional support.
Friendship Walks, Friendship Talks, that’s why FriendshipWorks.
The 6th annual Walk to End Elder Isolation: A Virtual Gathering will take place on Sunday, May 16 at 10am. And, this year, we’re making it even easier to get donations, build a team, and ask for support to help keep FriendshipWorks programs around for another 36 years!
Throughout 2020, FriendshipWorks remained open and very active thanks to creative program
adaptations by volunteers and staff, and in partnership with area agencies and our supporters. This has enabled FriendshipWorks to ensure a continuity of connection between older adults and their
volunteers in all of our programs since the pandemic began in March 2020.
Read more, here, about the creative ways FriendshipWorks continues to create connection.
The Companion provides a venue for intergenerational, interreligious reflections on faith and aging. It is our hope that the contents of this newsletter will bring you a sense of spiritual companionship while we all continue to adapt to physical distancing measures that may keep us from our churches, mosques, temples, meditation groups and prayer meetings.
We at FriendshipWorks have been heartened by the incredible ongoing work of our volunteers, the resiliency of our elders, and the contributions of our religious partners. We are overjoyed to share with you these reflections; as always, we welcome your feedback and support.