Every summer, American students get involved with isolated seniors in France: an unforgettable experience!

For more than 15 years, the French organization Petits Frères des Pauvres has hosted a dozen American students each summer to allow them to discover the joys of working with isolated seniors and to foster intergenerational ties. While Covid prevented the organization from hosting them for two years, this forced break was the opportunity to […]

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Elderly in East Africa on the brink of starvation

The exceptional drought affecting the Horn of Africa threatens thousands of pastoralists with starvation. Older adults are doubly threatened because they no longer have the strength or the will to leave the region The effects of the climate crisis announced by the latest IPCC reports will have significant consequences on the lives of many populations. […]

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Romania: Niciodată Singur opened the first socialization center for lonely elderly people

Niciodată Singur inaugurated the first socialization center for the lonely elderly in Romania, in partnership with Dr.Max. The initiative is a long-term one, and its objective is to support one of the most sensitive communities in Romania, the seniors over the age of 65 who live, most often, in solitude. « 1 in 4 people over […]

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Meet a partner organization in Greece: The Prolepsis Institute

Since 2021, the International Federation has a new partner, based in Greece: The Prolepsis Institute. Since 2019, the institute has been developing a project dedicated to isolated elderly people entitled Friendship at Any Age. Eleni Fagogeni, manager of the program, tells us about it… Eleni, can you tell us what is Prolepsis Institute and what […]

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Did you know? June 15 is the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Physical, psychological, sexual, financial, verbal violences, neglect, humiliation, deprivation… Abuse is a difficult phenomenon to understand because of the variety of forms it can take. As the elderly are a particularly vulnerable group, they are regularly victims of abuse, sometimes without even realizing it. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), elder abuse « consists of […]

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A charity flea market to support the work of Amigos de los Mayores – México

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s how much we need real social interaction. And while life is finally returning to normal and allowing us to enjoy each other’s company, some people are not so lucky, especially the elderly. To prevent this, the member organizations of the International Federation of the Little Brothers of […]

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Palliative care, a medicine for the end-of-life that is developing everywhere.

With the ageing of the population, the question of end-of-life care for each individual is becoming increasingly important. Taking care of the sick and dying was once the duty of families and loved ones, a duty that was gradually transferred to medicine. Over the centuries, palliative care has become an established part of society as […]

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13th edition of the international fundraising seminar in May 2022

Between May 23 and 25, 2022, the fundraising managers of the organizations in the international network of PFPs met in Paris for two days of reflection. The organizations present were: Les Petits Frères des Pauvres – France; Amigos de los Mayores – Spain; Asociația Niciodată Singur – Romania; Stowarzyszenie mali bracia Ubogich – Poland; Freunde […]

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Meeting and reflection for the International Federation network

Representatives of the member organizations and partners of the International Federation of Petits Frères des Pauvres met in May for two days of work and reflection on the future. The first day was an opportunity to project into the future, based on the reflections of Yannick Blanc, President of Futuribles International, on the major trends […]

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