Amics de la Gent Gran celebrates 30 years!

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The Foundation Amics de la Gent Gran celebrates its 30 years of action in Catalonia, with a slogan that reflects its attention to the quality of relationships with the elderly: « Since 1987 in good company ». It’s been 30 years since the movement of little brothers of the Poor has been active in Spain.   This anniversary year was marked by …

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly in Boston has successfully developed a new intergenerational program

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The concept is simple: every Thursday, young students meet with their elders living in “seniors building” (residential buildings for person over 55 years old). The elderly enjoy a lot the proposed activities mixing art, games and conversations that allow them to interact with each other. Some students are learning Mandarin or Russian and are happy to be able to practice …

The international congress looks to the future!

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115 participants, 12 countries and 3 days of foresight were the ingredients of the 3rd congress of the International Federation of Little Brothers of the Poor which took place from May 24th to May 27th at the Intergenerational Meeting Center in France. Thinking up the future programs of Little Brothers of the Poor in 2040 throughout the world, in light …

The Polish organization Mali Bracia Ubogich celebrated its 15th anniversary!

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The Polish organization Mali Bracia Ubogich celebrated 15 years! At the end of the 90s, young Polish volunteers regularly took part in holiday breaks in France. The commitment of these young people was a real opportunity. The creation of an association in Poland was brought up in 2002 during a seminar called « Breaking the loneliness of those who live there ». Living in …

Thanksgiving: one of the most important time of the year

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It’s one of the most important holidays in the United States. Family members get together in joy and good mood. And its also a day when people do not forget to help those in need. That’s why the organization Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly organizes a meal each year to allow isolated elderly people to enjoy this holiday …

The day of the Dead: a colorful day!

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In Mexico, el día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) is one of the most important day in the country. From October 31st until November 2nd, this is the opportunity for Mexicans to gather with their family and celebrate their deceased around the altars installed and decorated for this purpose. They meet in the cemeteries, wash the graves, …

On 1st October, we celebrated the International Day of Older Persons

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Hundreds of volunteers and employees swung into action in 10 countries to raise public awareness of the isolation of older people in our societies and to engage everyone.   Some highlights:  In Romania, the campaign mobilized nearly 500 volunteers in 28 counties across the country, which organized 70 events and donated 6,500 flowers to their elders. 50 partner organizations (companies, …

Our international seminar on expansion gathered 50 participants

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Faced with the aging of the population, how can we develop our action to combat the isolation of the elderly? How can we raise awareness and mobilize more and more citizens in our 10 countries? This question was discussed by 50 participants from all member organizations of the International Federation for the Second Expansion Seminar, held in France from 14 …

1st Anniversary of the new-born association in Romania

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2016 has been the first year of the new-born association in Romania called Jamais Seul – Amis des Personnes Agées . A year with a lot of questions, risks, doubts, but at the same time with a lot of hopes and motivation to reach many lonely elderly in Romania. The organisation succeeded in bringing hope, friendship and a much needed helping …