Apolline and Guillemette tell us about their experience with the association Amigos de los Mayores Mexico

We are two French students and – thanks to the organization Mexico Accueil – we spent two weeks in Cuernavaca with the association Amigos de los Mayores – Mexico. The desire to help is present since the beginning of our project. One of us is in a gap year and the other one is at […]

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Our 1st 100% online fundraising seminar

For the first time in 11 years, due to the Covid crisis, the fundraising seminar that usually brings together the member associations and partners of the International Federation of Petits Frères des Pauvres for 2 days, had to be held in video. It brought together people from the 4 corners of Europe and North America (Germany, […]

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Robot pets have therapeutic benefits for older people

Robot animals were introduced in nursing homes in Japan starting in 2009 to replicate the benefits of zootherapy.  Many studies have been carried out and the results are good. During the Covid19 crisis , the Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly association in Chicago was able to experiment with this after receiving donated robot animals. […]

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Christmas 2020 celebrations were source of new ideas

For this “special” Christmas 2020 because of Covid-19 and the necessary measures to protect the older adults, the organizations member of the International Federation of Petits Frères des Pauvres have innovated. They have found solutions to overcome the impossibility of organizing parties with the people they support. Most often, teams prepared Christmas packages that were […]

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The vaccins are coming!

In the context where the first vaccines become available, this raises questions for our organizations about the measures to be taken or advice to be given. In the United States, Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly opens the debate with this article published in their second edition of Network News & More, December 2020. “According […]

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Andreea has the commitment virus!

Every year, International Volunteer Day (5 December) is an opportunity to thank and honour all the people who make our organizations alive, all those volunteers who are committed on a daily basis to ensure that no elderly person is isolated. The challenge is immense, but they are more and more numerous to join us, especially […]

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Friends of the Elderly celebrate their 40th Birthday in Ireland

Friends of the Elderly bringing 40 years of service in Ireland helping their older community. Friends of the Elderly are celebrating their 40 wonderful years working with older members of the community, bringing friendship and compassion to those who live in isolation and loneliness. It is core to Friends of the Elderly’s mission, and it […]

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Do you know Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is a worldwide movement, which appeared in the United States in 2012. It is called the world day of generosity and solidarity and is celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It was created in response to the commercial events of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Currently, 60 countries are involved worldwide. In France, the […]

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