Thank you for your interest in FriendshipWorks. FriendshipWorks is at the forefront of alleviating social isolation and making connections. We love to share information and resources in the hope that it will help others to learn, think, and do something to reduce elder isolation. Our compassionate model provides a great start and is backed by more than three decades of experience. Come in and take a look around!
Since 1984, our Boston-based nonprofit organization has been connecting older adults with volunteers of all backgrounds for friendship and assistance. This free service is for older adults age 60+ (55+ with low vision and hearing).
From music and pets to meaningful visits between older adults and their volunteer matches, volunteer assistance with tasks or errands to medical escorts for medical appointments, and low vision and LGBTQ+ initiatives, FriendshipWorks provides a range of services, programs, and resources for older adults to help to connect, reduce isolation, and build community.
In this newsroom, we offer a range of information that includes a photo & video gallery, suggested topics on which FriendshipWorks can speak or provide resources, a Media Kit, and links to FriendshipWorks’ media coverage.
We would love to work with you; please contact Marketing & Communications, Laura Willis at: firstname.lastname@example.org to get started. After all, our mission is to connect!
- FriendshipWorks Key Talking Points
- FriendshipWorks Programs Sheet
- Topics & Story Ideas
- FriendshipWorks Media Kit
- FriendshipWorks Style & Brand Guide
FriendshipWorks is one of 150 local nonprofits that will share in $30 million through Cummings Foundation’s major annual grants program. The Boston-based organization was selected from a total of 630 applicants during a competitive review process. It will receive $500,000 over 10 years. Read more about why this is important to FriendshipWorks mission of reducing social isolation in Greater Boston.
FriendshipWorks' Executive Director, Janet Seckel-Cerrotti was interviewed by Paula Span of the New York Times which highlights the importance of having a medical escort to accompany older adults to and from their medical appointments and procedures.
Host Nichole Davis interviews FriendshipWorks Executive Director Janet Seckel-Cerrotti on the role of FriendshipWorks in reducing elder isolation throughout Greater Boston.
NBC 10 Boston featured FriendshipWorks as part of the solution to reducing elder isolation in Greater Boston following the release of the social documentary, All The Lonely People.
FriendshipWorks Featured in the Boston Globe Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare supplement
Comcast Newsmakers features the mission of FriendshipWorks in helping to reduce elder isolation by creating connections and community throughout Greater Boston.
NPR’s Humankind public radio documentary project on Aging in Community features FriendshipWorks' Executive Director Janet Seckel-Cerrotti
Janet featured on N2CreativeAging podcast! Check it out here.
Remembering The Lives Lost To COVID-19 In Massachusetts | WBUR News
Not Just For Kids: A Familiar Toy Offers Seniors Comfort During Pandemic Isolation
FriendshipWorks expands Friendly Visiting program into Somerville and Cambridge
Seniors, Facing Isolation Worsened By COVID, Turn To Volunteers, Community Efforts To Ease Loneliness
FriendshipWorks Announces New Director of Development & Communications
FriendshipWorks Walk 2021 Media release
FriendshipWorks Collaborating to Continue Connecting Older Adults
FriendshipWorks & SCES Partnership press release
FriendshipWorks Continues Reaching Isolated Elders PR
FriendshipWorks Delivers Connection & Comfort to Older Adults This Season
FriendshipWorks 35th Anniversary Gala press release