I sincerely hope you enjoy this issue of Among Friends . Marcella and Scott represent just one of the many friendships made possible by donors like you!
Your support brings so much joy into our elder friends' lives. Year after year, elders who receive LBFE's one-to-one home visits, holiday events and social engagement have found a greater sense of well-being and purpose. Yet, we're challenged by the fact that the elder population that is at greatest risk of isolation, loneliness and its devastating effects continues to grow each year.

It is hard to believe that the holidays are right around the corner! I need your help to make sure as many lonely and isolated elders as possible will receive the gift of time and attention from a caring volunteer this Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Will you please help today with a special gift of $38, $55, $109 or your best gift? Simply click here to make your secure online donation .
What makes LBFE different is that we do not receive any government funds. This allows us to focus on what matters most -- human dignity and compassion. You fuel this important work. We are committed to growing to meet the needs of the older adults in the Twin Cities, and we need you to make it happen.
Together, we can make each Twin Cities neighborhood a place where elders feel included, valued and loved. Thank you for your compassion and generosity!

P.S. Check out our new Neighbor Connect initiative (below)! We're working with communities to develop isolation-free blocks, helping elders to age in place in the community they love, with the support of their neighbors.