Freunde alter Menschen e.V. (FAMEV) is a volunteer organization with international orientation. The association has its origins in France and is a member of the international federation “les petits frères des Pauvres”. They have been active in Europe and North America since 1946 and have consultative status with the United Nations (UN). Worldwide, more than 29,000 volunteers and employees in ten countries are committed to a life without loneliness in old age.
In Germany, the association has been active since 1991. Currently, more than 600 volunteers are involved with FAMEV for 650 Old Friends. In Berlin, they currently look after 340 Old Friends, of which 97 are visiting partnerships and 67 are telephone friendships. This great commitment is supported by 265 volunteers. In 2021, as of November, they have held 107 events with participation of 838 Old Friends and 186 volunteers. There were 124 cases of case management and 102 consultations and 23 psychosocial accompaniments.
The TAO Foundation will cover the costs of Christmas Eve 2021 for the Friends of the Elderly Association, so that a convivial Christmas party for lonely seniors can be held again this year.
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