Category: International federation Petits Frères des Pauvres

Let’s mobilize against the isolation of the elderly at Christmas

Awareness campaigns to alert and engage the general public in the cause of isolation of the elderly. Christmas is traditionally a time of joy, celebration and family reunion. But this is not the case for everyone, especially for the elderly who are already isolated during the year. For these people, Christmas is even the time […]

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Do you know “Ageism through the ages”?

The United Nations and the World Health Organization have launched from October 1, 2021 (International Day of Older Persons) to November 20, 2021 (World Children’s Day) the project “Ageism through the ages“, as part of the Global Campaign on Ageism. The main objective of this global initiative is to raise awareness of this phenomenon that […]

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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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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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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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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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