I am quickly approaching my 4 year anniversary as the Allston/Brighton (and now Brookline, too!) Program Director at FriendshipWorks. As a clergyperson in The United Methodist Church, my ministry with FriendshipWorks is my primary appointment on behalf of the church. Seeing my work with elders and volunteers through the lens of ministry has been a gift of strength, courage, and mercy to me (and I hope to others, as well).
In addition to FriendshipWorks, I am connected to a local congregation, The United Parish of Auburndale, where I serve mostly through outreach and worship leadership. I am thrilled that this year, UPA is creating a Walk team for the Walk to End Elder Isolation!
This year, please join us in walking or donating (or both!) as we seek to raise friends and funds to put an end to elder isolation. I've seen firsthand both the challenge that isolation presents to so many older adults in our community AND what a big difference one volunteer can make.
Considering donating in honor of:
*an older adult in your life.
*a cherished friendship that has seen you through hard times.
*the fact that hopefully most of us will grow up to be older adults, and we'll want to be able to experience human connection.
*a special Easter offering! Or for Pentecost (which is the date of the Walk).