Mother’s Day as an opportunity to raise awareness about social isolation

On the occasion of Mother’s Day, the Mexican association Amigos de los Mayores has launched a campaign to raise awareness about the social isolation of the elderly, especially elderly women. Mother’s Day in Mexico, which is celebrated on May 10, is becoming a national holiday. As a proof, at the national education level, Mother’s Day […]

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In Boston, Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly has brought their intergenerational program online!

When the world was rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic, our member organizations across Europe and North America did what they’ve been doing for decades – build community to relieve isolation and loneliness among the elderly. Staff and volunteers have always known the importance of this mission, and when the world stayed home we knew what […]

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Cincinnati’s International Dining Program allows to travel despite the pandemic!

In Cincinnati, Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly offered the elderly to travel around the world through gastronomy. In the context of the pandemic, their “International Dinners” program, with special menu delivered at home, were very much appreciated by the isolated older adults they support. Yogi Wess, executive director at Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly […]

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A French study on the consequences of the health crisis on older adults

The French non-profit organization Petits Frères des Pauvres publishes a new report analyzing the effects of the health crisis on older adults, following a first report published in June on the effects of lockdown. This report shows the determining impact of living conditions, vulnerabilities and the fragility of social ties on the experience of this […]

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Celebrate Easter 2021 despite the Covid crisis!

This year again, because of the Covid19, the organizations members of the International Federation adapted and succeeded in celebrating Easter with the elderly people they support. In many countries, Easter is still an important holiday and the elderly are keen to mark this moment. Gatherings of several people could not take place, family lunches were […]

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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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