Meaningful connections for older adults.

We are Friends & Co, formerly Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly.

Our Vision:
A world where every older adult thrives in meaningful relationships.

Our Mission:
Friends & Co celebrates aging through community-led service that fosters meaningful connections for everyone.

Our Commitment to Equity:
Friends & Co continues to build a more inclusive and diverse organization where everyone is welcome and feels a sense of belonging.

Our Services

Coffee Talk

Coffee Talk

A commitment-free drop-in chat line when a friendly voice is needed the most.

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Phone Companions

Phone Companions

Lasting phone friendships for feeling warm, vibrant, connected, and engaged.

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Visiting Companions

Visiting Companions

Experience the joy of in-person friendship and companionship.

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Get Involved

Whether you join us to participate in our services for older adults, become a volunteer, a supporter, or choose to do both, you will be joining an established, trusted, accepting, compassionate, connected community, where everyone’s contributions matter and everyone is always welcome regardless of race, religion, age, orientation, gender, or beliefs.

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In the news

Valentines for Seniors
January 26, 2023

Valentines for Seniors Enters Year Two

We are excited to partner with @mytalk1071 again this year for Valentines for Seniors!

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December 28, 2022

Celebrating 50 years of Serving

Minneapolis Chapter Founder Recalls Intense Early Days

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BCBS MN supports Friends & Co
December 22, 2022

BCBS MN making connections with kids and seniors

Blue Cross associates wrap up the year with a focus on community.

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Community Impact

In 2021, we achieved:

990 Volunteers served 6,080 hours
10,000+ Total outreach
756 Older adults served

Make an impact

Your gift brings hope to older adults.
Friends & Co relies on the generosity of friends like you to help provide isolated older adults with companionship and a sense of belonging.