Founded in 1946, les petits frères des Pauvres’s association (The Little Brothers of the Poor) mainly aims to support people over 50 years of age who suffer from solitude, poverty, exclusion or serious illness. It is an umbrella organization that coordinates across non-profit entities and networks supporting volunteer’s work in support of vulnerable older people. Recognised as promoting the public interest since 1981, the French association is focus on 3 social missions:
- Re-connect socially isolated older adults with the community.
- Take action to ensure all citizens recognize the need to actively engage with older people.
- Provide public awareness and draw attention to situations that negatively impact older people.
Beyond a material aid, the organization provides essential emotional support and human interactions to older people.
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