The International Francophone Seniors Association was created in 1981 to allow seniors to participate in the development of international Francophonie. Under the banner of “Elders Engaged in Society”, the AIFA pursues the following objectives:
- Bring together seniors’ associations, service organizations and seniors who value the elderly and defend their interests.
- To encourage seniors to take an interest in the evolution of their social milieu and their region, and to maintain the desire to remain active and autonomous for as long as possible.
- Promote the rapprochement between the various age groups and make the whole population aware of the phenomenon of aging and retirement.
- Promote a better knowledge of seniors living in Francophone communities and a better understanding of their culture, particularly through the exchange of people and information.
- Initiate and support any measure or movement aimed at the well-being of older persons at both national and international levels.
- Set up and carry out development aid projects in various countries of La Francophonie.