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 …

Sharing our experiences: a strenght for our network

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From February 22 to 25, 2017, members of the International Network of the Little Brothers of the Poor met in Rolle to discuss about fundraising. For the past 7 years, this annual seminar has allowed everyone to learn from others, to discover the realities and techniques of each country. Europeans, Canadians and Americans share the same concern: developing fundraising to …

The health risks of prolonged isolation are equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day

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Major media outlets in the USA are responding to numerous studies that illustrate the toxic effects of isolation and chronic loneliness on the health and well-being of the elderly. In September and December, The New York Times published three articles that shone a national spotlight on the effects of social isolation. Just before Christmas, the Star Tribune featured a touching …

Two new member organizations joined the International Federation

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14 years after the Polish organization, the International Federation of the little brothers of the Poor has welcomed two young and dynamic organizations which fight against isolation of the elderly in Mexico and in Romania. During its last General Assembly, held in November 4th-5th, 2016 the International Federation has unanimously decided to welcome the two organizations as new members. The …