Vacation Experiences

Vacations are a time to have a respite from every day cares and enjoy the glories of the season, from changing leaves to the feeling of the sun after a long winter.  Vacations are provided at no cost to the elders in our programs, and volunteers and staff provide any needed transportation.

Vacations at Audrey's House

We provide four-day, three-night vacations away for elders at Audrey's House, our elder vacation retreat in Batavia, Illinois. Whether seniors participate in every activity, from boat rides to touring, or sit and chat with volunteers, new friendships and memories are made every day.  Like the rest of us, many elders start anticipating the next vacation as soon as they get home. 

Summer in the City Outings

Some elders can’t leave the city overnight.  Summer in the City is one way we provide elders an opportunity to enjoy all that Chicago has to offer.  Outings, complete with transportation, provide elders an opportunity to go to the zoo, picnic at the lakefront, enjoy a spa day, or fish in the park. Some elders even take a day trip out to Audrey's House. Like our “away” vacations, these day-long vacations forge friendship and build memories. 

In-home Vacations

Some elders cannot participate in a vacation experience outside the home.  For those elders, we provide in-home vacation experiences, like an indoor picnic (complete with plastic ants) or an at home spa day.  Volunteers bring “vacation kits” to an elder based on the elder’s interests.  A good time is had by all!

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Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly is a national network of non-profit volunteer-based organizations committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. We offer to people of goodwill the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life.

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