CHICAGO (CBS) — Thanksgiving can often be a difficult time for some seniors.
Family might be far away and friends may have passed on.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Another Wave Of Downpours Coming Early Friday Morning
But some didn’t have to be alone this holiday this year. The men and women mingled over food thanks to the organization Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly.READ MORE: Frank Pietrangelo, Hero Of 1991 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Says He Was Among Those Sexually Abused By Hockey Coach Tom 'Chico' Adrahtas
Their mission: to make sure seniors aren’t alone during the holidays.
“It means everything to me because my family doesn’t live here,” said Louise Priko. “My son lives in Memphis. He’s 73 years old.”MORE NEWS: Shane Jason Woods Of Downstate Auburn, Illinois Charged In Jan. 6 Capitol Insurrection
Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly connects seniors on major holidays and holds weekly events for more than 1,000 seniors in Chicago.