Category: United States

In the United States, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly will celebrate Thanksgiving no matter what!

A bit of history Thanksgiving is a holiday that is celebrated in the United States in thanksgiving for the good harvests obtained by the first arrivals in 1621. These good harvests followed a harsh winter where the Native Americans taught the immigrants to farm, fish and hunt. To celebrate the bountiful harvests, the immigrants invited […]

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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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An International Perspective on the Health Crisis: Interview with Louise Aronson

Dr Louise Aronson is one of the most recognized geriatricians in the USA. She is the founder of the Optimization of Aging practice at the Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF San Francisco, where she cares for the elderly. She has published many books including the latest Pulitzer Prize-winning Elderhood. What have you learned from […]

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Slice of Summer: spreading joy – safely – in Chicago!

Like every year, the elderly wait all year to savor summer, and even more this year after the lock down period. While this summer was unlike any other, the organization Little Brothers – Friends of the elderly in Chicago knew it was still essential for the elders to feel friendship and fun. That’s how they […]

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Elders have their say in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder in the United States

The mission of the Petits Frères des Pauvres International Federation members, throughout the world, beyond fighting against the isolation and precariousness of the elderly, is to share the testimonies of those served. Older people, through their personal history, experiences and knowledge, often allow us to have a different perspective on social facts. It is also […]

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In the United States, the country most affected by covid-19, all Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly chapters reacted very proactively

The United States are becoming the country with the largest number of people infected with Covid-19 and with the largest number of deaths. COVID-19 worldwide has had a greater impact on those with underlying health conditions, which is very often linked to more difficult living conditions. Precarious workers and elders are amongst the more vulnerable […]

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Lockdown and older people?

To face the coronavirus, lockdown measures are essential to limit the spread and save many lives. Since the elderly are among the most vulnerable populations, some governments have decided to take even more drastic measures for people living in institutions. Protecting our seniors at all costs is commendable, but we must not forget the serious […]

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The associations of the International Federation of Petits Freres des Pauvres mobilized in the face of Covid-19

With the Covid-A9 pandemic affecting more and more countries around the world, the associations of the International Federation of Petits Freres des Pauvres are mobilizing and adapting their actions to help the elderly overcome their isolation. In all countries, visits to the homes of the elderly have been halted due to containment measures. The telephone […]

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