Category: United States


Bringing comfort to incarcerated seniors

The organizations which belongs to the International Federation of Petits Frères des Pauvres are committed to breaking the solitude of the elderly and stay by their side until the end of their lives, wherever they live. This can be in their private home, in a nursing home, in the hospital, but also, we think less […]

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It’s never too early to commit

December 5th was the World Volunteer Day, celebrating commitment at all ages. The health crisis has pushed many young people to volunteer for different causes… But what about their representations on aging? How do young people view aging? This is what a recent study by CSA and Domitys attempted to find out. The study focuses […]

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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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