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

May 15, 2024

Combating loneliness & Building Strong Communities

James Falvey, will be taking the stage at the University of Minnesota's upcoming Age-Friendly University Day.

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May 2, 2024

Friends & Co bids farewell to Olivia

Friends & Co bids farewell to Olivia, dedicated MSW Intern, who has completed her placement with flying colors.

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March 5, 2024

Saying goodbye to our friend, Liz

Elizabeth Ann Smith, affectionately known as Liz, passed away on March 2, 2024, at the age of 86.

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Community Impact

In 2023, we achieved:

1,090 Volunteers served 12,553 hours
20,000+ Older adults reached
680 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.

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