Category: United States

Thanksgiving with LBFE in the United States

On Thursday, November 25, the United States celebrated Thanksgiving, a traditional family and warm holiday. But, as we know, for isolated elderly people, the holiday season is synonymous with even greater solitude. That’s why the various LBFE (Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly) in the US organizations have, once again this year, redoubled their efforts […]

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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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For October 1, organizations went above and beyond again!

This year again, the International Federation’s member organizations and partners celebrated the International Day of Older Persons on October 1st. This day, which aims to raise public awareness of the cause of isolation of the elderly, is always an opportunity to implement actions, such as the traditional distribution of flowers. In the Upper Michigan, for […]

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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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LBFE New Logo

Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly US launched a new logo in July 2021. By changing its logo, the organization demonstrated its desire to create a new dynamic.  The organization’s logo adopted in the 1980s had aged and no longer reflected the real and desired image of the organization. Today, LBFE, whose mission: Fighting against isolation […]

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In Boston, Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly has brought their intergenerational program online!

When the world was rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic, our member organizations across Europe and North America did what they’ve been doing for decades – build community to relieve isolation and loneliness among the elderly. Staff and volunteers have always known the importance of this mission, and when the world stayed home we knew what […]

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Cincinnati’s International Dining Program allows to travel despite the pandemic!

In Cincinnati, Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly offered the elderly to travel around the world through gastronomy. In the context of the pandemic, their “International Dinners” program, with special menu delivered at home, were very much appreciated by the isolated older adults they support. Yogi Wess, executive director at Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly […]

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Celebrate Easter 2021 despite the Covid crisis!

This year again, because of the Covid19, the organizations members of the International Federation adapted and succeeded in celebrating Easter with the elderly people they support. In many countries, Easter is still an important holiday and the elderly are keen to mark this moment. Gatherings of several people could not take place, family lunches were […]

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Robot pets have therapeutic benefits for older people

Robot animals were introduced in nursing homes in Japan starting in 2009 to replicate the benefits of zootherapy.  Many studies have been carried out and the results are good. During the Covid19 crisis , the Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly association in Chicago was able to experiment with this after receiving donated robot animals. […]

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