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Volunteer Appreciation Holiday Party!                   
When:  Saturday, December 20, 9-11:30 a.m.
Where:  LBFE, 1845 E. Lake St, Minneapolis
You and your family are invited to celebrate the season with LBFE.  Enjoy hot chocolate, coffee, pastries and sweet treats. Plus, there will also be prizes, giveaways and plenty of holiday music! 

Come and meet your fellow volunteers as we show you how much we appreciate all you do throughout the year. If you're a Friendship and Flowers volunteer, please join us before you head out for your visits.

RSVP: Contact Danielle at or 612.746.0726 by Wednesday, December 17. (F&F volunteers don't need to RSVP.)

Special Note:  For our St. Paul F&F volunteers, we would like to appreciate you with a special appreciation of your own! Sweet treats and warm drinks will be available at your pick-up location.

Elder in the spotlight

Meet Edith! 

We are looking for a Visiting Volunteer for our elder friend Edith:

Edith is a spunky 91- year- old woman who lives in an apartment in West St. Paul. She loves telling stories about all the interesting experiences she's had and people she's met over the years. As a young girl, she grew up in New York City and studied Anthropology. These days, she enjoys going places and meeting new people whom she can talk with. Edith has a strong personality, a quick wit and a big heart! She would benefit from visiting with someone who enjoys conversation and is a good listener.
Our Visiting Volunteers help fulfill our mission by providing regular, consistent visits throughout each month. If you or somebody you know is interested in visiting Edith or other elders like her, please contact Josh Windham at or 612.746.0732.
A Fun FREE Holiday Activity                   
Are you a Visiting Volunteer looking for a way to share the holiday spirit with your elder friend?
On Wednesday, December 17 at 7 p.m., the Just for Fun Singers will be at the Barnes & Noble at Har Mar Mall, 2100 N Snelling Ave, Roseville, MN 55113. Join along as they sing Christmas standards that we all know and love! It's free and should be a great time! Please contact Josh Windham at for more information.
New Year, New Resolutions to Volunteer 
As the New Year approaches please spread the word to family and friends about LBFE and ways they can volunteer. Our greatest needs going into the New Year are: 
  • Daytime event drivers
  • Visiting Volunteers
  • Friendship and Flower delivery volunteers.

Check out our web site for more information. If interested please contact Josh Windham at or by calling 612-746-0732. 


Thank you and happy New Year!



Volunteer Enrichment Presentation-

Unretirement - Redesign Your Vision of Retirement with Presenter Chris Farrell
When: Tuesday, February 17, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: LBFE, 1845 E. Lake St, Minneapolis
Cost: The event is free, but free will donations for LBFE will be accepted.
Two signed copies of "Unretirement" will be given away as door prizes!
Nationally recognized author Chris Farrell willshare insights fromhis book, "Unretirement:  How Baby Boomers Are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community and the Good Life." His perspectives are sure to add greater enrichment to your volunteering, as well as other areas of your life. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. In addition, you'll be able to purchase signed copies of Chris' book.
Light refreshments will be provided.
About the speaker: Chris has been a contributor to American Public Radio and Minnesota Public Radio. In addition, his articles have been featured in Bloomberg, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and other media outlets. To learn more about Chris Farrell, please visit his blog at

Volunteer Opportunities:
December and January

To sign up for these opportunities, please contact Josh Windham at or 612.746.0732, unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, January 13, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: St. Olaf's Church, 215 S 8th St, Mpls
Sponsored by League of Catholic Women
Need: 3-4 drivers/companions
Thursday, December 18, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thursday, January 22, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Sponsorships available!
Where: LBFE, 1845 E Lake St., Mpls
Need: 3-4 drivers/companions each event (mostly Mpls)
Wednesday, December 17, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Wednesday, January 28, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Where: Elders Lodge, 1500 Magnolia Ave. E, St. Paul
Sponsored by Presbyterian Homes
Need: 2-3 drivers/companions each event
Wednesday, January Noon-2 p.m.
Where: Thrivent Financial, 625 4th Ave S, Minneapolis
Sponsor: Thrivent Financial
Need: 5-6 drivers/companions each event
Thursday, December 25, Noon-2:00 p.m.
Where: St. Mary's, University Center, 2500 Park Ave, Mpls
Sponsored by Prom Center and St. Mary's University
Need: Sign up to drive here!
Saturday, December 20, 9-11 a.m.
Saturday, January 17, 9-11 a.m.
Volunteer visitors needed for Mpls and St. Paul

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Volunteer Orientation and

Basic Training


Learn about Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly's history, current programs and what the future holds in store for Minnesota's older adults. As a prospective volunteer, or a current volunteer who wants to deepen your commitment, you'll gain valuable insights on working with older adults, handling various situations and our practices and policies.


The sessions are FREE and essential for all volunteer companions -- please join us!  


Sat, Dec. 13, 9-10:30 a.m.

Wed, Dec 17, 6:30-8 p.m

Sat, Jan. 10, 9-10:30 a.m.

Wed, Jan. 14, 6:30-8 p.m. 


RSVP to Danielle Fehring at

or 612.746.0726.


Volunteer Department Information
For information about becoming a volunteer, or to volunteer for upcoming events (existing volunteers), contact Josh Windham at
or 612.746.0732.
Location: 1845 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407.
Office hours:
8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m, Monday-Friday. 

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