This team was created by Steph Enderson a senior social work student at Simmons University. As an intern at FriendshipWorks, she has spent this past schoolyear working with elders both one on one, as well as in a group setting. One of the most beneficial parts of the experience was learning about a population that is frequently ignored by society. This walk is to raise money to getting closer to our goal of ending elder isolation. Any donations will be going to a great cause and are very much appreciated!!!
The Epidemic of Elder Isolation
Social isolation and loneliness hurt the heart and soul of seniors. Elder isolation is now considered an epidemic, with the health dangers equal to smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
This is unacceptable. You can lead the way to help end this growing problem in Boston. How?
The Walk to End Elder Isolation is our 4th Annual Walk. We need YOU to make this the best Walk yet. Our ambitious goal is to raise $110,000 to reduce elder isolation in Boston and Brookline.
Form a team, walk in honor or memory of a special elder in your life, or dedicate the walk to an important friendship.
Join us Sunday, May 19 for fun and friendship, music and food, and make a difference in the life of an elder.