At the Annual meeting, last year the Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly Board of Directors elected then Vice President Julia Wengrovitz as President.
Julia joined Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) as a board member in 2015, being drawn to the organization for its mission of relieving isolation in Boston’s senior population. Julia was elected Board Vice President in 2017 and has also served on the Fundraising and Communications committees, acting as Chair of the Inaugural “Grandma’s Kitchen” Fundraiser in 2018.
In speaking about her vision for the future of LBFE, Julia states “With Boston’s senior population increasing at a rapid rate, we will be able to keep up with that increase through programming like our City Sites and Friendship and Flowers, where we bring engaging programs into Boston senior living communities to encourage interaction with our volunteers and staff, as well as their neighbors. As we head into our 40th year, we want to be bold in the way we provide companionship, support, and care for the senior population of Boston, and we want to inspire people of goodwill to join us in this journey.”
Julia has 10 years of experience in the health care and human resources industry, serving primarily in a marketing and communications roles. Julia holds a B.S. in Marketing from Bentley University.
For more information contact Executive Director Nikki Shults at [email protected] or 617-524-8882. LBFE — Boston was founded in 1979 as part of a national network of non-profit volunteer-based organizations committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly in Greater Boston. Our motto, flowers before bread, reflects our belief that living is more than a roof over our heads and food on the table, but also the presence of people who care. Staff and over 1,500 volunteers, provide companionship, support and care to over 800 elders seventy and over without the benefit of family or adequate social contacts. Priority is given to those living independently at, or below the poverty line, without charge and without regard to race, gender, creed, nationality, or sexual orientation. LBFE – Boston is a 501(c)(3) operating solely with the support of individual donors, volunteers and foundation or corporate assistance. For more information, visitwww.littlebrothersboston.org.