NEWSLETTER | September 2019
What You Should Know About Health Care Directives Join Us October 19
Did you know that Minnesota law allows you to inform others of your health care wishes? You have the right to state your wishes in writing so that others will know what you want even if you can't tell them.

Both elders and volunteers will find this presentation very helpful and informative. Gordon Solo, Supervising Attorney at the Senior Law Project, will share information and answer your questions during this causal time together. Attend with your Elder Friend or come on your own. Be sure and stay for lunch after the presentation!

Health Care Directives Presentation and Discussion
Minneapolis Legal Aid/Senior Law Unit
Saturday, October 19
10:30 – 11:30
11:30 – Lunch
Q  uestions: or 612-746-0725
It's That Time of Year - The Best Time of Year
Time to Volunteer for the Holidays!
Home for the Holidays is just around the corner!
And, because you are a wonderful LBFE friend and supporter, we are extending an "Early Bird" invitation to you to register early for the holiday volunteer opportunity that fits you best! Beginning October 4 , before the general public, you will be able to register on the LBFE website to bring joy and connection into elders’ lives during a season when loneliness is most deeply felt.

Opportunities include:
  • Sharing warm conversation and holiday cheer during home visits with elders, along with providing a red carnation, a small gift, and a pumpkin pie to share with others at Thanksgiving, or festive holiday cookies at Christmas.
  • Pie and cookie bakers.
  • Drop-off and pick-up assistance.
  • Drivers and companions for our elder luncheon on Dec 17.

Watch your email for the Oct 4 registration kick-off. In the meantime, if you have questions please email   Ann Fosco or call 612-746-0725.
See You Sunday at Minnehaha Falls! 
International Day of Older Persons
Sunday, September 29
1 PM – 3 PM
Minnehaha Falls
4801 Minnehaha Ave
Mpls 55417
Help us celebrate the 2019 International Day of Older Persons. Honor this significant day and promote awareness of the importance of relieving elder loneliness and isolation. Share your enthusiasm for LBFE, distribute fresh flowers, enjoy dessert and celebrate with us!
The Innovative Program Making Retirees Eager to Volunteer
The Give 5 program in Missouri works by showing prospective volunteers the local needs firsthand.
Read more about this  innovative, two-year-old program in the Springfield area.

“Volunteering can help restore that sense of purpose and identity that gives meaning to life.”
Elder Engagement Reports  
Each time you visit with an elder friend, bake cookies, drive to an event or help with office work, don't forget to submit your Elder Engagement Report!

To submit your report and enter your volunteer hours, go to our website's homepage, and in the top right hand corner, click the Submit Report button . SO SIMPLE! Remember the password is the same for everyone – lbfe – all lower case.

If you have questions or need assistance please email Ann Fosco or call 612-746-0725.
1845 East Lake Street 
Minneapolis, MN 55407 
Phone: 612.721.1400 
Fax: 612.721.5848