An International Perspective on the Health Crisis: Interview with Louise Aronson

Dr Louise Aronson is one of the most recognized geriatricians in the USA. She is the founder of the Optimization of Aging practice at the Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF San Francisco, where she cares for the elderly. She has published many books including the latest Pulitzer Prize-winning Elderhood. What have you learned from […]

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Slice of Summer: spreading joy – safely – in Chicago!

Like every year, the elderly wait all year to savor summer, and even more this year after the lock down period. While this summer was unlike any other, the organization Little Brothers – Friends of the elderly in Chicago knew it was still essential for the elders to feel friendship and fun. That’s how they […]

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Never alone, always connected – in Romania isolated elderly people use new technologies

The association “Niciodata Singur – prietenii vârstnicilor” maintains the group socialization and good health of the elderly through technology. 35 single elderly people from Bucharest received tablets connected to the Internet and were trained by volunteers in the use of applications. Due to the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, the association cancelled all group events […]

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Mr Emmanuel Macron, President of France, met the Petits Freres des Pauvres

On Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in Toulon, Mr Emmanuel Macron met with several professionals including the Petits Freres des Pauvres, on the subject of elderly home care. It was an opportunity for the responsible of the organization  to recall the urgency of considering our seniors as full-fledged citizens and the importance of volunteering in the […]

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Position of Amigos de los Mayores on the social and health crisis in Spain

Considering the health and social crisis that we are experiencing as a result of the impact of COVID-19, the Spanish foundation Amigos de los Mayores has defined a series of measures that it considers essential to protect the elderly and ensure that their needs are met. These are recommendations for change and improvement addressed to […]

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The association Petits Freres des Pauvres supports a project in Burkina Faso

Thousands of elderly women accused of witchcraft in Burkina Faso have had to flee their village For more than three years, the French organization Petits Freres des Pauvres has been supporting the St Lazare home in Koupéla in Burkina Faso. This home takes in elderly women, accused without the slightest proof of being witches or […]

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Elders have their say in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder in the United States

The mission of the Petits Frères des Pauvres International Federation members, throughout the world, beyond fighting against the isolation and precariousness of the elderly, is to share the testimonies of those served. Older people, through their personal history, experiences and knowledge, often allow us to have a different perspective on social facts. It is also […]

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Study on the effects of lockdown on the elderly

In a context of unprecedented health and social crisis, the French organization Petits Freres des Pauvres publishes its 4th report on the isolation and loneliness of the elderly, devoted this year to the effects of lockdown on people over 60 years of age.   What are the most striking lessons from this study conducted by […]

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Companies, the world of sport and gamers mobilize for our associations

Despite the economic crisis that is affecting all sectors, the business world is not lagging behind in its generosity. The associations of the International Federation of Little Brothers of the Poor have witnessed this every day since the beginning of the health crisis linked to covid-19. There are many of them (entrepreneurs, sportsmen, gamers…) who […]

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