Resources and Publications
Transportation and Escort Services Guide
In response to Boston’s growing senior population and the need for transportation options, FriendshipWorks published this Transportation & Escort Services Guide 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:
Allston Brighton Elder Resource Guide
FriendshipWorks, in partnership with the Allston Brighton Health Collaborative and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, has produced a valuable resource for elders – the Allston Brighton Elder Resource Guide. This guide includes important information on vital services for elders, with a focus on organizations that serve the Allston Brighton neighborhoods. The guide was created with an elder user/reader in mind. If you are interested in a physical copy of the guide, please contact Samantha Cowan, Allston/Brighton Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-823-7050. Download it 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: