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.
FriendshipWorks has been collaborating with local organizations to bring the worldwide advanced screening of a new social impact documentary film. ALL THE LONELY PEOPLE premieres on December 9th at 6 pm, focusing on social isolation impacting people of all ages. To learn more, click below!Learn More
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 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.
Now, we’re excited to return to in-person programming! Learn more at the link below.
Did you know that last year, despite the pandemic, hundreds of FriendshipWorks volunteers helped serve more than 1700 older adults in Boston, Brookline, Newton, Somerville, and Cambridge? Thanks to your support, our work continues in reducing elder isolation. Find out more & read a great story, too!Find Out More