Fighting loneliness and isolation

The fight against the loneliness and isolation of elderly people is at the heart of the history of the Dispensaire Français- Société Française de Bienfaisance, it is carried out through these actions:

Home visits to maintain a social link

A team of voluntary helpers visit elderly isolated people, who cannot go out easily and are happy to have company. By visiting them, the volunteers promote a trusting relationship, create a landmark in time and an opening to the outside world.

The club

Every first Thursday of the month, the members of the club, mostly retired, meet for lunch and shared activities with the volunteers team in charge, talk freely about subjects chosen together, and are happy to be together.

There is sometimes an intervention by a professional to give advice and/or encourage mobility (physiotherapist, dietician, well being…)

Every year around 40 people, members and friends of the club meet for a great Christmas lunch, always a convivial and happy moment.