Category: France

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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The Covid 19 crisis reveals the need to help the elderly with digital tools

The Covid crisis19 and the containment that has been put in place have led to greater isolation for those who do not use the new technologies. Those who are not “connected” have been even more alone during this period. These include elderly people living alone and those living in nursing homes. In France, 27% of […]

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October 1st, International Day of Older Persons

October 1st, International Day of Older Persons Did you know? In 1982, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Vienna International Plan of Action on Ageing. On December 14, 1990, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed October 1 as  the International Day of Older Persons. This date provides an opportunity to raise public awareness of […]

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Mr Emmanuel Macron, President of France, met the Petits Freres des Pauvres

On Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in Toulon, Mr Emmanuel Macron met with several professionals including the Petits Freres des Pauvres, on the subject of elderly home care. It was an opportunity for the responsible of the organization  to recall the urgency of considering our seniors as full-fledged citizens and the importance of volunteering in the […]

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