Programs

We alleviate isolation and loneliness among Chicago’s elders.

Friendship relieves loneliness. Through reliable connection and engaging programs, Little Brothers brings vital friendship into the lives of 1,200 Chicago elders aging alone.

Visiting Programs

Parties & Celebrations

Summer Vacation Experiences

Social Clubs

We make a lifelong commitment of friendship to our elders.

When an elder becomes a Little Brothers’ member, they have a friend for life. The Little Brothers family becomes our elders’ family. For our elders, being connected to caring friends and essential programs and services, always at no cost, dramatically impacts the emotional landscape and quality of life.

In-home Visits

Like friends and family would, our volunteers lovingly visit homebound elders to share conversation and laughter.

Parties & Celebrations

Every month, we provide festive opportunities for elders to celebrate and enjoy surrounded by friends.

Vacation Experiences

Everyone deserves a refresher. In the summer, Chicago’s elders escape the city or relax during a staycation.

Social Clubs

Our monthly and weekly clubs, like Thursday morning Coffee Club, keep our elders connected and engaged.

Who are our elders?

We welcome women and men 70 and older, from every walk of life, who are aging without the support of family and friends. The average age of our elders is 82. Thirty-eight percent rely on a walker or wheelchair to get around. And just over half could not count on having more than two social interactions lasting longer than 30 minutes in a month without Little Brothers.

How we serve

All of our programs and services, always provided at no cost, are designed to remind Chicago’s elders that they are not forgotten and not alone. Through our programs, elders are able to make lasting, meaningful friendships with each other, volunteers and staff. And through our social work services, elders are supported and empowered in making important life decisions.      

Bring friendship and connection into an elder’s life

Do you know of a homebound elder who never has visitors? Or do you see an elder in your neighborhood who’s always by themselves? If you know a Chicago elder aging alone, we need just a few pieces of information to reach out.

There are five other U.S. chapters of Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly.
Do you know a lonely, isolated elder in one of these cities?

Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter

355 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

355 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60607-1016

www.littlebrotherschicago.org
general@littlebrotherschicago.org

P: 312-455-1000
F: 312-455-9674

Our Mission

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly is a national network of non-profit volunteer-based organizations committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. We offer to people of goodwill the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life.

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