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.
We’re as excited as everyone that spring has arrived, vaccines are rolling out, and like the flowers and trees blooming, people are emerging to safely visit and enjoy the outdoors. It also means that our annual Walk to End Elder Isolation: A Virtual Gathering takes place on Sunday, May 16 at 10 am. This year promises to be one filled with great enthusiasm, participation, and some unique moments!
Click below to learn more about what’s going on at this year’s Walk to End Elder Isolation!
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.
MusicWorks presents a televised concert on local networks! Click the button below to find out more about how you can watch! FriendshipWorks presents MusicWorks in partnership with Goddard House Community Initiatives. To find out more about how Goddard House Community Initiatives embraces the aging experience for older adults living in the Greater Boston Area visit their website at https://www.goddardhouse.org/community-connections/community-initiatives/Find Out More