Category: France

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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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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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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Vacations for all!

“Where are you going on vacation this summer?” … This is simply THE question that people who are even slightly interested in you naturally ask. And yet! How can you not feel even more on the fringe of society when you don’t have or no longer have access to vacations for financial reasons, loss of […]

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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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The value of giving seniors a voice

To produce its new report on the impact of the Covid 19 crisis on seniors, the French association Petits Frères des Pauvres based its findings on interviews with people aged 61 to 99 living in institutions or at home. By Yann Lasnier, Executive Director of Petits Frères des Pauvres “Giving a voice to the elderly […]

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The isolation of the elderly, a global phenomenon

Every Friday, RCF radio gives the floor to the leaders of the French association Petits Frères des Pauvres for a morning column on issues related to aging. This week, the column was dedicated to the international dimension of the isolation of the elderly. By Yann Lasnier, General Delegate of the Petits Frères des Pauvres Every […]

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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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