"YEAR-ROUND CELEBRATIONS OF LIFE SENIORS " PROGRAM
Rochelle, Illinois, USA.
"Whether they were married or had children or not, they find themselves not having people that are meaningful in their lives so this give them an opportunity
to connect on a regular basis."
–Simone Mitchell Peterson- Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly
Once a month birthday parties for seniors who have a birthday that month are held the Chicago location of "Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly" with cake, cards, gifts, and the singing of "Happy Birthday."
In some cases if seniors are home-bound the birthday celebration can be held at the senior's own home.
"Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly" also holds year-round senior social celebrations such as:
-Family Reunions (seniors socializing with friends, volunteers and staff)
-Holiday Parties for Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter celebrated "family style" (Holiday bag deliveries are provided for home-bound seniors.)
-Christmas Gifts for Seniors Program -during the holidays a personal gift for seniors is chosen based on what seniors want and need. Senior gifts range from fruit baskets to small appliances. Volunteers wrap and deliver gifts to seniors.
In some cases senior transportation can be arranged for those who require it in order to attend year round celebrations.
The International Federation of the "Little Brothers of the Poor" is a non profit international organization with thousands of volunteers in the USA, Canada, France, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Poland, Switzerland.
Other "Little Brothers" chapters located in the USA can be found in:
-Upper Peninsula of Michigan
-Minneapolis / St. Paul
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