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WHATCelebrating festive senior social events every month such as birthdays, lunches, Christmas senior gift program etc.,at the Friends of Elderly Chicago location or through an in-home celebration at a homebound senior's home.
WHYSo that seniors have a chance to celebrate events and socialize year round keeping their social life active and their spirits high.
WHERELittle Brothers Friends of the Elderly.
Rochelle, Illinois, USA.

Program Description

"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

"Every month, no matter what the weather or the season, we provide opportunities for elders to celebrate friendship. With the help of volunteers, we provide rides to these parties. And, if an elder is homebound and can't attend, we visit the elder at his or her home with a celebration designed just for them."

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:

-Celebration luncheons
-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
-San Francisco




Find out more about the "Year-round Celebrations of Life Seniors" Program

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