Dear Friends,

As we reflect on the past year, I am humbled and inspired by the unwavering commitment of our community and the impactful strides Ethos has made in the lives of Boston’s seniors. Despite the challenges, our dedicated team, volunteers, and supporters have stood together, demonstrating the resilience and strength that defines Ethos.

The heart of Ethos lies in our mission to serve the unique needs of older adults, ensuring they age with dignity, comfort, and support. In the past year, we have expanded our reach, delivering over 2.4 million meals to seniors at home and in community dining sites. Our health services, including over 1,000 health screenings and 467,000 hours of home health aide and homemaker services, have empowered more than 1,300 older adults to maintain their independence.

Ethos has also been at the forefront of addressing the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ elders, sponsoring programs that create safe and affirming environments, fostering friendships, strengthening support networks, and rebuilding resiliency. Events like the Senior Pride Luncheon, with over 350 LGBTQ+ elders, exemplify our commitment to inclusivity.

In addition to our work with LGBTQ+ elders, Ethos is deeply committed to serving diverse communities across Boston. Our staff and board reflect the BIPOC communities we serve, and our programs and services are delivered with cultural competency. From language-specific outreach to culturally relevant programming, we strive to ensure that all seniors receive the support and care they deserve, regardless of background or identity.

None of this would be possible without the support of our community, and I extend my deepest gratitude to each donor, volunteer, and advocate. Your generosity propels Ethos forward, allowing us to continue our vital work and make a lasting impact on the lives of Boston’s seniors.

As we navigate the future, I am confident that Ethos will continue to be a beacon of support for older adults. Together, we can create a community where every senior has the opportunity to age with dignity and enjoy a fulfilling life.

We’re excited to share more about our accomplishments in this annual report. It’s a testament to the collective effort and commitment of our community. Thank you for being an integral part of Ethos’ journey.

With sincere appreciation,

Valerie Frias
CEO, Ethos