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

MSSA Ignite the Spark in You, 130th Annual Conference & Expo, March 15-17, 2023
March 1, 2023

Friends & Co @ MSSA Conf.

We are excited to be a Friend Sponsor" and exhibitor at the MSSA Ignite the Spark in You 130th Annual Conference & Expo.

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February 24, 2023

Friends & Co Forms New Partnership

Friends & Co Forms New Partnership with Jewish Family Service of St Paul

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February 22, 2023

Friends & Co @ MGS 47th annual conference.

Friends & Co is proud to sponsor the Minnesota Gerontological Society’s (MGS) 47th annual conference.

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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.