Resources and Publications
Transportation and Escort Services Guide 2015-2016
In response to Boston’s growing senior population and the need for transportation options, FriendshipWorks published this Transportation & Escort Services Guide in 2012 to be a resource for practitioners, older adults, and their families. This guide is specifically for understanding the transportation resources available for the elderly and persons with disabilities living in Greater Boston, Brookline, Cambridge and Newton. You can download the latest updated version here:
FriendshipWorks is committed to providing quality programs. To achieve this level of quality and to ensure it remains as we grow, the organization takes a regular look what we are doing right and where we can improve. FriendshipWorks has ongoing evaluation efforts in order to collect information that will guide our decision-making and advance our programs. We’re in the process of rolling out program reports and fact sheets summarizing these findings. Check out what we have so far using the links below.
Medical Escorting: Improving Access to Health Care
Friendly Visiting: Who Needs Companionship in Later-Life?
Friendly Visiting: Deep Connections that Blossom from Weekly Visitation
PetPals: Enhancing the Nursing Home Environment
“My Friend, My World” Video
“My Friend, My World” was produced by Deb Bergeron and unveiled at our 30th anniversary gala in 2014. The video features our executive director, Janet Seckel-Cerrotti, who talks about the growing issue of elder isolation and highlights FriendshipWorks’ programs that aim to alleviate the isolation and feelings of loneliness experienced by many of Boston’s older adults. Click the link below to view: