In Memory of Grant Phillips

In Loving Memory of Grant PhillipsMarch 3, 1953 – June 2, 2021 Grant was involved with LBFE for nearly 20 years. He started out as a matched volunteer where an elder and Grant formed a friendship and saw each other several times a month. Over the years, Grant was been matched with Lottie, Dan, and Andy. In fact, Andy and […]

The Great AAPI Elder Print Off

LBFE and the For You program are currently working to pair a national group of AAPI artists with LBFE AAPI older adults. The artists will produce a double-sided, 8.5 x 11in. homemade activist poster that amplifies their elder’s voice. To see some of the posters that have been created click here

Upcoming Event – Summer Visits (in-person or remote ) June 26th, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) will be having  Summer  Visits  remote visits on Saturday, June 26th, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon  You are invited to call an older friend to brighten their day and show them how much they are loved and respected within our community. This will be our first in-person visit since February of 2020! […]

LBFE-SF in Solidarity

Following the dark times of World War II, Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) brought friendship and support to people in France. Today, LBFE San Francisco stands in solidarity with all those protesting to change 400 years of oppression and uphold basic human and civil rights of Black Americans. We believe that everyone deserves dignity and respect. We […]

Help an elder feel less lonely right now!

We are calling all volunteers who are able to phone an older adult 2x a week during the shelter in place (SIP) until home visits are deemed safe by the San Francisco Department of Health. These social calls are extremely important to reduce our older adults’ feelings of loneliness and isolation during this time. If interested, email Debbie Uchida, LBFE’s […]

If you are struggling and need some help here are some numbers to keep handy

● Institute on Aging Friendship Line. 800-971-0016  ● Mental Health Association Peer-Run Warm Line. 855-845-7415   ● Family Caregiver Alliance Support Groups. www.caregiver.org/support-groups  ● LGBT National Hotline. 888-843-4564  ● Trans Lifeline’s Peer Support Hotline. 877-565-8860 

History

On Christmas Day 1990, we opened our doors and began providing services to isolated elders in San Francisco. The inspiration for our work, however, was born in 1946 France, where a man named Armand Marquiset formed a group called “Little Brothers of the Poor” to serve the most disadvantaged after World War II. He realized that the elderly, in particular […]