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Your Vaccine Support Partner Program

Our elders are connected to vaccine support through LBFE

Elders aging alone rely on their Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly family — especially throughout the pandemic.

Now, through Your Vaccine Support Partner (YourVSP), LBFE’s newest program, elders in their 70s, 80s, and 90s can count on LBFE volunteers and staff for help navigating the registration process to secure vital vaccinations.

We know scheduling vaccine appointments is even more complex for elders living independently without computers and/or smartphones. And some elders have limited, if any, transportation options to get to vaccination sites. Thanks to the support of our volunteers, LBFE is here to help our elders every step of the way to being fully vaccinated!

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations

Aug 12

Virtual volunteer orientation

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sep 02

Virtual volunteer orientation

September 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sep 09

Virtual volunteer orientation

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
For help or questions about YourVSP, contact us:

312.455.1000
LbheIFC@yvggyroebgurefpuvpntb.bet

Click here to view the YourVSP Info Sheet.

What does YourVSP do for elders?

  • Provide COVID-19 vaccine education, appointment scheduling, and safe transportation for eligible LBFE elders — those who live in non-designated senior residences in Chicago.

 

  • Launch and maintain a system to recruit trustworthy, reliable volunteers and pair them with elders who need vaccination assistance (help scheduling appointments, assistance with transportation to appointments, or both).

 

  • Voluntarily (and legally) capture vaccination data on elders, staff, and volunteers.

This elder scheduled her second vaccination dosage on site at the United Center,
which was very well-organized and well-staffed during her first appointment.

How can you help our new YourVSP Program?

  • As conditions change for distributing vaccines in Chicago and Northwest Indiana, LBFE responds to determine the best way to help our elders.

  • If you’re interested in helping the YourVSP Program, please start by contacting us to find out what help is currently needed to support our elders in receiving life-saving vaccinations.

Through YourVSP as of 3/24/21:

Total elders assisted

Elder receiving assistance to get on waiting list

Elders placed on waiting list

Elders secured vaccine appts

Homebound elders surveyed for vaccine appts

Elders receiving LBFE ride to/from appt

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does an elder get connected to a VSP volunteer?

A: LBFEs VSP Program was designed to help elders who are living independently. LBFE has reached out to all of our seniors to assess their needs and connect them to a VSP volunteer when needed.

Q: When does the VSP Program begin, and how long will it be available?

A: The program started in February. We will continue as long as needed to ensure every one of our elders who wants a vaccine receives one.

Q: Where can elders and others find credible information about COVID-19 vaccines and the vaccination process?

A: It’s best to start with reliable medical and scientific sources, including these:

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
trareny@yvggyroebgurefpuvpntb.bet

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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