Thanksgiving with LBFE in the United States

On Thursday, November 25, the United States celebrated Thanksgiving, a traditional family and warm holiday. But, as we know, for isolated elderly people, the holiday season is synonymous with even greater solitude. That’s why the various LBFE (Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly) in the US organizations have, once again this year, redoubled their efforts […]

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Do you know “Ageism through the ages”?

The United Nations and the World Health Organization have launched from October 1, 2021 (International Day of Older Persons) to November 20, 2021 (World Children’s Day) the project “Ageism through the ages“, as part of the Global Campaign on Ageism. The main objective of this global initiative is to raise awareness of this phenomenon that […]

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The Quarantunes Concert: the innovative musical initiative of young Americans

Bringing a musical experience to isolated seniors is the challenge that eight young Americans have taken up! While the pandemic has amplified the feeling of isolation among many seniors, a group of California high school students decided to bring joy to the isolated through jazz! Music is known to stimulate the release of dopamine, which […]

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The digital divide: a problem that affects all countries!

According to recent studies by the French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE), 16.5% of the French population suffers from “illectronism”, or the inability to use digital tools. People over 75 are the most affected (67.2%). This was already the observation made by the French association Petits Frères des Pauvres , whose 2018 […]

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For October 1, organizations went above and beyond again!

This year again, the International Federation’s member organizations and partners celebrated the International Day of Older Persons on October 1st. This day, which aims to raise public awareness of the cause of isolation of the elderly, is always an opportunity to implement actions, such as the traditional distribution of flowers. In the Upper Michigan, for […]

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1 October, International Day of Older Persons – This year, the PFP are mobilizing citizens

Since 1990, every year the world celebrates the International Day of Older Persons on October 1st, which was initiated by the United Nations to raise awareness of the issues affecting older persons. As it is estimated that the aging of the world’s population is accelerating and that, by 2050, the proportion of people over 60 […]

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The Petits Frères make a declaration of love!

On October 1, 2021, the Petits Frères of Quebec will organize a big virtual show to show “their love” to the elderly.  This show “avec vous jusqu’au bout” will be broadcasted via internet. October 1st is the International Day of Older Persons. On this occasion, the Little Brothers of Quebec are organising a concert called […]

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Summer of the Petits Frères des Pauvres around the world

This summer 2021, the volunteers and employees of the member organizations or partners of the Federation of the Little Brothers of the Poor have again done their utmost to break the solitude of the elderly! For several months, isolated people have been even more lonely because of the health crisis and their psychological situation has […]

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Chatting, a solution to fight against isolation?

Calling your grandparents to talk about anything and everything or an elderly neighbor to discuss the weather… conversations that may seem trivial but are in fact vitally important… Petits Frères des Pauvres reveals why, in an article published in July 2021 “Is the weather going to be nice this weekend?” or “What did you eat […]

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