Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly
We are committed to relieving isolation and loneliness while promoting the well-being and independence of older adults in the Twin Cities Metro Area.
According to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, 57,000 people over the age of 65 currently live alone in the Twin Cities. Many of these people are at risk of becoming socially and emotionally isolated, and in danger of losing their independence. Many spend every day alone, forgotten and tucked away by a rapidly growing society whose attention span grows shorter and shorter.
We have cell phones, iPods, satellite TVs, computers, and the Internet. Yet we forget about the individuals who are alone in the world and with whom no one keeps in touch.
In 2011, the large baby boomer generation begins turning 65, and over the next 20 years, Minnesota’s older population will double. The number over age 85 will nearly triple. This is why Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly needs your help to continue making a difference.
We are an organization that relies on volunteers, and we are committed to offering people of goodwill the opportunity to join the older people we serve in friendship and celebration of life.
Review Completed: 11/9/2010
1845 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407
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Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
Our accomplishments this past fiscal year (which was nine months in length due to changing our fiscal year term dates) included:
• Worked with 489 unduplicated elders (159 were new participants);
• Made 3,481 in-person visits and 2,373 telephone visits;
• Received 10,960.50 volunteer hours from committed community volunteers. Per the Independent Sector, the value of these hours is $228,526.42;
• Hosted 33 social engagement activities and five support/wellness/therapeutic groups; and
• Served 785 holiday meals and treats.
Strategic Goal 1: Increase social engagement programming to be more community-based, more varied, and more frequent.
Strategic Goal 2: Expand one-on-one companionship services to enable older adults to maintain an independent life.
Strategic Goal 3: Strengthen image of LBFE in the community.
Strategic Goal 4: Establish neighborhood-based services that support older adults in their communities (includes Professional Counseling, Visiting Advocate services, & N.E.S.T).
Strategic Goal 5: Increase and diversify funding base.
Community or Constituency Served
Isolated and lonely older adults age 60+ living in the Twin Cities 7 County Metro Area
Geographic Area Served
7 County Metro Area
Impact and Programs
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|Based on information provided on 2007 to 2009