Refer an Elder

Do you know of an elderly Chicagoan living alone? Is there a homebound elder near you who never has any visitors? Do you see the same elderly person sitting in the park with no one to talk to and share the day?

Want to refer an elder? Email us.

To become one of our elders, one must simply be a Chicago resident, 70 or more years of age, with limted social contacts or without nearby family members.

We serve English and Spanish-speaking elders and have bilingual volunteers and staff who are more than happy to visit and help.

If you know of a senior who would benefit from our services, or if you are an elder in the population we serve, please call us at 312-455-1000 or email us. We will follow up with you to gather more information. If an elder is appropriate for our programs, we will meet face to face with the elder to ensure that he or she is eligible and wishes to participate.

Need to refer an elder outside of Chicago? 

For elders living outside Chicago, LIttle Brothers - Friends of the Elderly has chapters in Boston, Cincinnati, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Philadelphia, San Francisco and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (Hougton County). There is also a Chicago subchapter in Northwest Indiana

We have compiled contact information for the other chapters in the United States for your convenience. 

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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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