Far too many seniors face the prospect of aging alone, with no family, no friends and no one to talk to or share their everyday joys and sorrows with. They often feel shut out and left behind – and believe that happiness is no longer within their grasp.
THANKfully, Little Brothers is THERE…
To welcome and provide support to lonely elders by creating a caring, committed extended family around them dedicated to alleviating their isolation and staying by their side throughout their remaining years.
Our mission is achieved through the dedication of our 1,500 volunteers as well as our attentive staff and generous donors. Our Elder Friends have drawn comfort and encouragement from this pledge for more than 50 years.
Who are our Elder Friends?
They are senior women and men from all walks of life. They are alone, with no family or significant social network to fall back on. Through Little Brothers, they can experience the warmth of an extended family, make meaningful connections, receive the support they need and take advantage of a personalized approach from a dedicated team.
Watch the CBC News report on Little Brothers’ Easter family reunion
- Senior Wishes:This program aims to make the wishes of our Elder Friends come true: returning to see their hometown, going to the opera, even travelling abroad. Nothing is impossible for Little Brothers!
- Quality of life: We supply our Elder Friends with devices and equipment that make life easier and more enjoyable.
Final days and beyond
Our Elder Friends receive comfort and companionship until the end of their lives and even in the last hours, when possible. Some are buried in cemetery plots belonging to Little Brothers. A ceremony is held annually to commemorate those who have passed away.
Everything is free for our Elder Friends
- Home and hospital visits
- Long-term pairing with a volunteer
- Intergenerational activities
- Retreats in our cottages
We rely on gifts from individual donors, businesses, foundations and religious groups to carry out our mission. We are not funded by United Ways and less than 5% of our funding is provided by governmental sources.
You can help make every day brighter
You can help make a difference in the lives of isolated seniors by donating to or volunteering with Little Brothers – The Extended Family for Lonely Elders. By allowing our Elder Friends to be part of a caring family, you will be giving the gift of companionship and reassuring them that they will have a community to turn to for the rest of their lives.
Contact us if you wish to contribute to our mission
Contact Little Brothers in Montreal West Island
Emily Rossi, coordinator
Phone: 514 527-8653 ext. 240
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You are a Lonely Elder? Join our Extended Family
You are aged 75 years old or more, you live in the Province of Quebec, you have no family and you are suffering from loneliness OR you know a Lonely Elder that would benefit to join our extended family, contact us : firstname.lastname@example.org