Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly
LBFE – VISTA NEIGHBORHOOD INITIATIVE COORDINATOR (MAVA)
The VISTA member will help LBFE develop and launch Neighbor Connect, an aging-in-place neighborhood model where there is a connectedness among older adults, neighbors and services. The VISTA member’s role will involve asset mapping, gathering neighborhood feedback to help shape the vision for the project, community organizing, relationship building, training design, volunteer and volunteer leader recruitment and coaching. The VISTA member will help empower volunteers and volunteer leaders to create isolation-free blocks in their neighborhood, thereby allowing older adults to age in place in the community they love with the support of their neighbors and community. This model of empowering and resourcing volunteers who will support their neighbors and take care of each other is both scalable and self-sustaining.