Thanksgiving 2020 in the United States: an extraordinary celebration

This year, the American association Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly, member of the Petits Frères des Pauvres International Federation, had to adapt to celebrate Thanksgiving. 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. […]

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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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Freedom of movement in nursing homes: the testimony of the Petits Frères des Pauvres in France

The French association Petits Frères des Pauvres, concerned to be the voice of the people accompanied in nursing home and of the volunteers who accompany them, decided to collect and share their words, to testify of their lives in this so particular period. The data collected and a certain number of proposals were then sent […]

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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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Never alone, always connected – in Romania isolated elderly people use new technologies

The association “Niciodata Singur – prietenii vârstnicilor” maintains the group socialization and good health of the elderly through technology. 35 single elderly people from Bucharest received tablets connected to the Internet and were trained by volunteers in the use of applications. Due to the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, the association cancelled all group events […]

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Mr Emmanuel Macron, President of France, met the Petits Freres des Pauvres

On Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in Toulon, Mr Emmanuel Macron met with several professionals including the Petits Freres des Pauvres, on the subject of elderly home care. It was an opportunity for the responsible of the organization  to recall the urgency of considering our seniors as full-fledged citizens and the importance of volunteering in the […]

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Position of Amigos de los Mayores on the social and health crisis in Spain

Considering the health and social crisis that we are experiencing as a result of the impact of COVID-19, the Spanish foundation Amigos de los Mayores has defined a series of measures that it considers essential to protect the elderly and ensure that their needs are met. These are recommendations for change and improvement addressed to […]

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The association Petits Freres des Pauvres supports a project in Burkina Faso

Thousands of elderly women accused of witchcraft in Burkina Faso have had to flee their village For more than three years, the French organization Petits Freres des Pauvres has been supporting the St Lazare home in Koupéla in Burkina Faso. This home takes in elderly women, accused without the slightest proof of being witches or […]

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