On October 1st International Day of Older Persons, say no to loneliness and isolation of our elders

In France, many older adults face loneliness and social isolation. Among them, 300,000 are in a situation of « social death », deprived of ties and the simple and essential pleasures of life. On the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons, October 1, the Petits Frères des Pauvres alerts the public authorities and raise awareness […]

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Poland – International Day of Older Persons 2019

International Day of Older Persons (celebrated on 1st October) highlights the role of the elderly in the society and the necessity to spread all the activities aimed at ensuring their life in dignity. On this beautiful occasion, employees and volunteers of the Association mali bracia Ubogich in War-saw, Poznań and Lublin will be giving flowers […]

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Naye, from France, tells us about her volunteering experience in Ireland

Naye, age 23, was a volunteer with Friends of the Elderly in Dublin (Ireland) for a year. She has committed herself through the French program “Service Civique” and chose this organization because she wanted to contribute to relieve loneliness and isolation among the elderly. ”On completion of my volunteer service with Friends of the Elderly […]

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Celebration of Grand-Parents’ Day in Mexico

In Mexico, Grand-Parents’ Day, unlike other Spanish-speaking countries, is celebrated on August 28. However, it should be remembered that more than half of the grandparents are not elderly, as the average age to become grandparents in Mexico is 45 years. This Grandparents’ Day, which was established in 1994, aims to raise awareness in Government and […]

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This summer, two American students for our isolated seniors in Toulouse

For more than 20 years, the  association of Petits Frères des Pauvres has welcomed students in the south of France every year during the summer to foste intergenerational ties.  Summer is a time when the isolation of our seniors is even more acute. For all the members of the international federation of Petits Frères des […]

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My book of recollections

“My book of recollections” is a social campaign initiated by “Niciodată Singur” association and the Romanian National Museum of Literature. During the past year, the “Niciodată Singur” association, in partnership with the Romanian National Museum of Literature, has developed a project meant to actively involve the elderly in social and artistic endeavors. The project involved […]

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Pre-Hispanic celebration for the summer solstice

In many ancient cultures around the world, the summer solstice is celebrated as a symbol of gratitude to the sun for nourishing crops and giving energy to humanity, as its heat symbolically purifies and transforms us to enjoy health and well-being in its maximum splendor. This ancestral celebration is one of many that are celebrated […]

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An international seminar on new forms of engagement was held in Lille from 23 to 26 May 2019

The seminar, which was themed “Volunteering and the civic engagement of tomorrow”, brought together 53 volunteers and employees from 9 member countries of the International Federation (Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Spain, the United States), as well as 2 partner countries (Belgium and Hungary). Workshops, round tables and debates provided an opportunity for […]

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2018 – An exciting year for the Romanian association “Niciodată Singur”

In 2018, the third year of operation of the “Niciodată Singur” Association  was full of achievements and inspiring new projects in our way to build a strong, involved and sustainable organization in Romania. With the help of volunteers, partners, sponsors and donors, the Romanian Association has once again brought joy and hope into the life […]

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