Meet the NEW Friends & Co.
Georgia Afton, Community Outreach Director,
will join us to share a little about the New Friends and Co. Why the name change, what's new, what's the same, and discuss some Ambassador opportunities!
BIO: Georgia Afton – Community Outreach Director at Friends & Co, formerly LBFEMN – serves on the board of The Minnesota Gerontological Society (M.G.S.) and as Chair of MGS.' 2022 Emerging Voices Conference. Georgia takes her work in older adult services personally. She initially worked for LBFE from 1999 to 2003 as the organization's development and communications director. To this day, she cherishes the memory of several Elder Friends made during those years who added joy, meaning, and wisdom to her life. Those friendships, coupled with navigating her parents' older years from overseas, drew her back to LBFE in 2015, where she is happy too, once again, to embrace the work of fostering life-affirming connections and companionship for happy, healthy aging. Georgia's previous nonprofit work has included communications and development roles with Nonviolent Peaceforce and Clare Housing. She earned a BA from the University of Minnesota and an MFA. from Hamline University.