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The weather is going to perfect for a morning walk around Jamaica Pond. Please join us for FriendshipWorks' 7th annual Walk to End Elder Isolation on May 15, 2022 beginning at 9 am for registration and breakfast. We'd love to see you at Rogerson House in Jamaica Plain (see our FAQ's for directions, parking, and more). Leashed dogs are welcome, and dog-free zones will be available.

Our mission is to reduce social isolation, enhance the quality of life, and preserve the dignity of older adults in Greater Boston. We accomplish this by recruiting and training volunteers of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds who provide friendship, advocacy, education, assistance, and emotional support.

Check out our website to see all the fantastic programs your gift supports, which allows FriendshipWorks to bring joy and companionship to isolated elders.

We are aware that not everyone is ready to gather in a group, even outdoors. That's why the Walk will be hybrid: in person walking around Jamaica Pond, and on Facebook; just go to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fw4elders to join us remotely. We hope you will join us.

This year, we are also offering you the option to do a 5K run in partnership with Jamaica Pond parkrun on Saturday, May 14. Click the 5K tab at the top of this page to learn more.

Consider walking or running in honor or in memory of a special person or friendship in your life. Proudly wear a sticker with their name on it during the event.

Friendship Walks, Friendship Talks, that's why FriendshipWorks!

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Help with the Walk

Would you like to volunteer to help with the Walk, either before or during? Click below to see all the ways you can help.

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Our Supporters

  • Delta Dental of Massachusetts 3 hours ago $500.00
  • Kris Horne Hi Dean, Sorry I missed the walk - hope it was a great success! And always happy to support you and Gus!! Kris 6 days ago
  • Samantha Cowan Donating for a great cause and in honor of a great person's retirement! 6 days ago $26.50
  • Fran Waltman 6 days ago $50.00
  • Dana Kern 6 days ago $500.00
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  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan March 2022 $5,000.00
  • Deaconess Abundant Life Communities January 2022 $3,600.00
  • AARP Massachusetts March 2022 $2,500.00
  • BIDMC February 2022 $2,500.00
  • Northbridge Communities January 2022 $2,500.00
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Previous Walks



UnitedHealthcare Community Plan

Deaconess Abundant Life Communities



AARP Massachusetts

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Goddard House

Northbridge Communities

Marcum LLP



Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Mount Pleasant Home

VPNE Parking Solutions

Boston Medical Center

Middlesex Interiors

Maloney Properties

Newton-Wellesley Hospital

The Cambridge Homes

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