APRIL 2017
Volunteer Appreciation Wine and Cheese Tasting Event
With sincere appreciation for your friendship, dedication and compassionate service to your elder friends, join us to celebrate
you and the LBFE volunteer family!

Thursday, April 27, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly
1845 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Let's Do Lunch! Cafe
Friendly conversation and information about senior and LGBTQ services.

Friday, April 28, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly
1845 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407

This month's topic: "Why Medicare Matters." Understand the consequences of proposed cuts to Medicare and what you can do to prevent these cuts - for you and future generations. Presented by AARP Minnesota.

There is no cost for the lunch.  RSVP
Volunteer Enrichment Opportunity: Supportive Decision Making

Tuesday, May 23, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly
1845 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407

As an LBFE Volunteer, or in your own family life, you may be faced with helping an elder know where to turn regarding big decisions. 
  • Understand the difference between a Living Will, Power of Attorney, Guardianship, etc.
  • Discuss ethical issues in the decision making process and establishing clear volunteer boundaries. 
  • Explore how you can offer your elder friend the dignity of making his or her own life decisions, even when you might disagree.
Presenter: Genevieve Gaboriault, L BFE Board of Directors
Supervising Attorney, Senior Law Project, MN Legal Aid
Refreshments will be served.
April Selfie of the Month
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly visiting companions come in all shapes and sizes. Some are even of the four-legged variety! Meet LBFE elder Paul and his adorable Tibetan terrier friend Wallace. Wallace and his owner Jenna have been volunteering together for LBFE for over two  years. Jenna says Paul and Wallace have a great time together whenever she brings him along on their visits. Do you have a pet your elder friend may enjoy meeting?

Next time you are with your elder friend, snap a selfie or two! Share a funny or heartwarming story from your time together and put a face on aging. Send us an email by clicking the "Share a Story" button below. Then simply share your thoughts, attach a photo and send!

Will YOU be the May Selfie of the Month?
Summer Celebration!
Visiting Volunteers and Your Elder Friends 

Friday, June 17, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly
1845 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Kick off summer with your elder friend, other volunteers,
their elder friends and LBFE staff and board members! Save the date. Details to follow. 

Contact  Ann Fosco with questions.
Walking 10 Minutes a Day 
Could Change Your Life

Lower your stress and protect your brain by taking a mindfulness walk. According to Dr. Deepak Chopra, "Mindfulness is being in the present moment and appreciating what's happening around you right now."

Elder Engagement and Volunteer Time Report
As an LBFE volunteer, you are now able to report your time and visit results online. This new online report replaces previous versions of the Time Report. After  every LBFE experience, simply click the "Report" button  on our homepage -- using your computer or mobile device -- to access the new Volunteer Engagement Report form.
We use this data to:
  •  monitor our elders' well-being and progress
  •  continuously evaluate our programs
  •  ensure that we deliver the best possible service to our elders
  •  help secure foundation grants so that more elders receive our services
  •  show our donors that their support has an impact
  •  help us create a volunteer program that is meaningful and rewarding 
Thank you for volunteering!
Immediate Need: Orientation Facilitators
Are you passionate about LBFE and our mission to relieve elder loneliness and isolation? Do you enjoy sharing the LBFE story with others and talking about why you 
volunteering with us? 


If so, Orientation Facilitator is the perfect volunteer role for you! 

Orientation Facilitators present new volunteers with the information, training and support  they need to be great volunteers. Orientation sessions run for two hours and are typically held at LBFE. Training and resources will be provided prior to facilitating your first orientation and basic training session. 


Contact   Georgia Afton  for more information.