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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Study on the effects of lockdown on the elderly

In a context of unprecedented health and social crisis, the French organization Petits Freres des Pauvres publishes its 4th report on the isolation and loneliness of the elderly, devoted this year to the effects of lockdown on people over 60 years of age.   What are the most striking lessons from this study conducted by […]

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Companies, the world of sport and gamers mobilize for our associations

Despite the economic crisis that is affecting all sectors, the business world is not lagging behind in its generosity. The associations of the International Federation of Little Brothers of the Poor have witnessed this every day since the beginning of the health crisis linked to covid-19. There are many of them (entrepreneurs, sportsmen, gamers…) who […]

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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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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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