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A Christmas without undesired solitude in Spain

In Spain, more than 4.7 million people live alone. According to data from the INE Household Survey (Encuesta CoIntinua de Hogares), 43.1% of them are over 65 years old, which creates new political and social challenges when confronted with a phenomenon of undesired solitude that will continue to increase. Rising life expectancy for men, rising […]

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Loneliness of Polish Elderly Person

Mali Bracia Ubogich association decided to conduct a survey about elderly loneliness in Poland. According to this survey about the Social Situation of Persons in Age 65, conducted by ARC Rynek i Opinia Research Institute for Stowarzyszenie, loneliness among elderly persons is one of the biggest problems they face every day. This survey shows that […]

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The action of the Freunde alter Menschen in Germany

Discover how their passion for architecture has brought them together… Discover the video testimony of Peter, 92, who lives alone in Berlin, and Jochen, a Freunde alter Menschen volunteer who has been visiting him for 3 years now. They share a passion for architecture, which facilitated the first contact and helped them to establish a […]

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LONELINESS AND ISOLATION OF the ELDERLY PEOPLE, WHAT LINKS WITH THE TERRITORIES?

On October 1st, International Day of Older Persons, the French organization Petits Frères des Pauvres published a report that sheds new light on the links between loneliness and isolation of seniors and territories.   The report reveals a human emergency: 4.6 million French people aged 60 and over feel lonely, 3.2 million of whom are […]

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On October 1st International Day of Older Persons, say no to loneliness and isolation of our elders

In France, many older adults face loneliness and social isolation. Among them, 300,000 are in a situation of « social death », deprived of ties and the simple and essential pleasures of life. On the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons, October 1, the Petits Frères des Pauvres alerts the public authorities and raise awareness […]

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Poland – International Day of Older Persons 2019

International Day of Older Persons (celebrated on 1st October) highlights the role of the elderly in the society and the necessity to spread all the activities aimed at ensuring their life in dignity. On this beautiful occasion, employees and volunteers of the Association mali bracia Ubogich in War-saw, Poznań and Lublin will be giving flowers […]

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Naye, from France, tells us about her volunteering experience in Ireland

Naye, age 23, was a volunteer with Friends of the Elderly in Dublin (Ireland) for a year. She has committed herself through the French program “Service Civique” and chose this organization because she wanted to contribute to relieve loneliness and isolation among the elderly. ”On completion of my volunteer service with Friends of the Elderly […]

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Celebration of Grand-Parents’ Day in Mexico

In Mexico, Grand-Parents’ Day, unlike other Spanish-speaking countries, is celebrated on August 28. However, it should be remembered that more than half of the grandparents are not elderly, as the average age to become grandparents in Mexico is 45 years. This Grandparents’ Day, which was established in 1994, aims to raise awareness in Government and […]

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This summer, two American students for our isolated seniors in Toulouse

For more than 20 years, the  association of Petits Frères des Pauvres has welcomed students in the south of France every year during the summer to foste intergenerational ties.  Summer is a time when the isolation of our seniors is even more acute. For all the members of the international federation of Petits Frères des […]

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My book of recollections

“My book of recollections” is a social campaign initiated by “Niciodată Singur” association and the Romanian National Museum of Literature. During the past year, the “Niciodată Singur” association, in partnership with the Romanian National Museum of Literature, has developed a project meant to actively involve the elderly in social and artistic endeavors. The project involved […]

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