The French organisation 'Les Petits Frêres de Pauvres' is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. Created in April 1046, after the Second World War, the association has, since then, been providing assistance to frail and isolated older people living in poverty, with a focus on emotional support and human relationship.
Next to specific actions, e.g. at Christmas Eve or for holiday trips, the association gets mobilized around innovative housing solutions and remote rural areas, and also brings older people's voice in public and policy debates at national and EU levels (namely as a member of AGE platform Europe).
'Les Petits Frères des Pauvres' is today counting 558 employees and 11.000 volunteers and is helping more than 36.000 persons in France.