Les Petits Frères in Quebec are mobilizing

In Canada, as elsewhere in the world, the Covid 19 crisis is hitting seniors. Les Petits Frères, members of the International Federation of Petits Frères des Pauvres, thanks to their network of more than 2,000 volunteers from across Quebec, are mobilizing to ensure the well-being and safety of isolated seniors. The organization has launched a […]

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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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In Mexico, solidarity was organized from the beginning in response to Covid-19

Open borders and minimalist measures: Mexico, on the strength of its experience with the H1N1 swine flu of which it was the epicentre in 2009, played for a few weeks the relaxing game against Covid-19. The authorities, fearing the spectre of an economic meltdown, simply recommended keeping a distance from each other, especially from the […]

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The association Freunde Alter Menschen and the situation of the elderly in Germany

With the COVID-19 pandemic, the non-profit Freunde alter Menschen is particularly worried about the situation of the elderly in Germany. Fortunately, the organization also receive many offers of help from new volunteers. In addition, media attention for the elderly as a vulnerable group has increased significantly, which results in many requests for the association. In […]

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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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We overcome this isolation with the elderly, #LlamadasContraelSilencio

Of the total number of deaths caused by COVID-19 in Spain, 95% correspond to people over 60, a fact that has made this population group the most vulnerable to the situation we are experiencing. In this scenario, people in this age group have been forced to take extreme precautions, and this translates – in the […]

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Our call for solidarity towards our elders

In response to the indispensable physical “distancing” imposed on us by the health crisis that has hit many countries, the member organizations of the International Federation of Petits Freres des Pauvres call citizens to solidarity with the elderly. Maintaining the social link among all is a priority and it is possible for each one of […]

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The launching of a large movement in favor of elderly in India

On the 9th of December 2019, in Chennai, India, 62 persons participated, representing various welfare organizations, elderly care NGOs, social activists, NGO heads, volunteers committed for the elderly care, resource faculty on elderly care etc., from different parts of Tamil Nadu, and two persons from the French organization Petits Frères des Pauvres attended a conference […]

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