Our call for solidarity towards our elders

In response to the indispensable physical “distancing” imposed on us by the health crisis that has hit many countries, the member organizations of the International Federation of Petits Freres des Pauvres call citizens to solidarity with the elderly. Maintaining the social link among all is a priority and it is possible for each one of […]

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The launching of a large movement in favor of elderly in India

On the 9th of December 2019, in Chennai, India, 62 persons participated, representing various welfare organizations, elderly care NGOs, social activists, NGO heads, volunteers committed for the elderly care, resource faculty on elderly care etc., from different parts of Tamil Nadu, and two persons from the French organization Petits Frères des Pauvres attended a conference […]

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First Solidarity Concert organized by the association Amigos de los Mayores – México

On Thursday, November 20th, the Amigos de los Mayores – México association held its first solidarity concert in order to raise funhttps://amigosdelosmayores.org/ds. This concert was held in the Cathedral of Cuernavaca, a prestigious place considered one of the oldest buildings of New Spain, and is now one of the most important tourist attractions in the […]

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A Christmas without undesired solitude in Spain

In Spain, more than 4.7 million people live alone. According to data from the INE Household Survey (Encuesta CoIntinua de Hogares), 43.1% of them are over 65 years old, which creates new political and social challenges when confronted with a phenomenon of undesired solitude that will continue to increase. Rising life expectancy for men, rising […]

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Loneliness of Polish Elderly Person

Mali Bracia Ubogich association decided to conduct a survey about elderly loneliness in Poland. According to this survey about the Social Situation of Persons in Age 65, conducted by ARC Rynek i Opinia Research Institute for Stowarzyszenie, loneliness among elderly persons is one of the biggest problems they face every day. This survey shows that […]

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The action of the Freunde alter Menschen in Germany

Discover how their passion for architecture has brought them together… Discover the video testimony of Peter, 92, who lives alone in Berlin, and Jochen, a Freunde alter Menschen volunteer who has been visiting him for 3 years now. They share a passion for architecture, which facilitated the first contact and helped them to establish a […]

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LONELINESS AND ISOLATION OF the ELDERLY PEOPLE, WHAT LINKS WITH THE TERRITORIES?

On October 1st, International Day of Older Persons, the French organization Petits Frères des Pauvres published a report that sheds new light on the links between loneliness and isolation of seniors and territories.   The report reveals a human emergency: 4.6 million French people aged 60 and over feel lonely, 3.2 million of whom are […]

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On October 1st International Day of Older Persons, say no to loneliness and isolation of our elders

In France, many older adults face loneliness and social isolation. Among them, 300,000 are in a situation of « social death », deprived of ties and the simple and essential pleasures of life. On the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons, October 1, the Petits Frères des Pauvres alerts the public authorities and raise awareness […]

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Poland – International Day of Older Persons 2019

International Day of Older Persons (celebrated on 1st October) highlights the role of the elderly in the society and the necessity to spread all the activities aimed at ensuring their life in dignity. On this beautiful occasion, employees and volunteers of the Association mali bracia Ubogich in War-saw, Poznań and Lublin will be giving flowers […]

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Naye, from France, tells us about her volunteering experience in Ireland

Naye, age 23, was a volunteer with Friends of the Elderly in Dublin (Ireland) for a year. She has committed herself through the French program “Service Civique” and chose this organization because she wanted to contribute to relieve loneliness and isolation among the elderly. ”On completion of my volunteer service with Friends of the Elderly […]

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