Walk to End Elder Isolation

The only thing better than a morning walk with a friend around Jamaica Pond is a walk with a purpose – to end social isolation among elders. The Walk to End Elder Isolation on May 19 benefits FriendshipWorks' programs to keep greater Boston's elders healthy and connected, through friendly visiting, medical escorts, pet program, and more that help elders stay healthy and connected. Form a team, walk in honor or memory of a special elder, bring your dog, make new friends!  Spend a great morning walking around gorgeous Jamaica Pond, and top it off with a celebratory complimentary lunch! Whether you raise $10 or $1M, or just walk to raise awareness, we hope to see you there! Get the details at https://www.fw4elders.org/.  You can pre-register, or register on the day at Rogerson House, 434 Jamaicaway, starting at 9 a.m. For questions, email events@fw4elders.org or  call 617-482-1510.

The Walk to End Elder Isolation

Formerly called FriendshipWalks, The Walk to End Elder Isolation is FriendshipWorks’ 3rd annual walk and it will raise critical funds to help fulfill FriendshipWorks' mission to end elder isolation and create connections. The walk route is new this year: it goes around Jamaica Pond and the Emerald Necklace, starting and ending at Rogerson House in Jamaica Plain. Registration begins at 9 am and the walk starts at 10 am. Walk with a friend or make a new one; bring your dog; walk in honor or in memory of an elder in your life; celebrate a special friendship. Together we can help end the epidemic of elder isolation and loneliness in the communities served by FriendshipWorks.

FriendshipWorks First Annual Walk-a-Thon to Raise Awareness on Elder Isolation

FriendshipWorks announces the launch of its first Annual Walk-a-Thon called “FriendshipWalks” scheduled for Sunday, May 15th. One of the walk’s starting points will be at FriendshipWorks’ Jamaica Plain neighborhood office. “The Walk-a-Thon will help showcase FriendshipWorks’ mission and growth, connecting our neighborhood offices, including the new one in the South End,” says Connie Packard, Board President of FriendshipWorks. Research has shown that social isolation leads to negative health outcomes and an increase in the mortality risk for older adults. FriendshipWorks has been a pioneer in implementing simple and effective solutions to counteract the serious health risks posed by social isolation in the elder community.

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