Older man opening post at Christmas
Save your stamps and support older people

Posted on 19 December 2017

This Christmas, help us support older people by saving and sending us your stamps! It’s really easy to do, just cut or tear them from the envelope leaving approximately 1/2cm of paper around the stamp. Please put foreign stamps in a separate envelope as we get more money for them. Sending your stamps Please send…

Alan Titchmarsh is the special guest at The Lawn Christmas fair

Posted on 13 December 2017

On Saturday 9 December, Alan Titchmarsh was the guest of honour at The Lawn‘s Christmas fair. The residents, staff and guests were thrilled to see Alan as he spent time chatting to people and browsing the stalls. The home welcomed relatives, friends and members of the local community to the Christmas fair where there were…

Sir Trevor Brooking makes memories for older West Ham United fans

Posted on 12 December 2017

At the end of November, Hammers legend Sir Trevor Brooking spent the afternoon with 60 older West Ham Fans at the East Ham Working Men’s Club for a special event as part of the Football Friends programme run by Friends of the Elderly and West Ham Foundation. Sir Trevor took the time to answer questions…

Two older men watching a football match
Call for older QPR fans to become Football Friends – Free event to help fans reconnect over love of football

Posted on 12 December 2017

  If you’re a QPR fan aged 65 and over, you are invited to attend an event to share memories of the club, of players and to learn more about the team. The free event, which will offer guests an afternoon tea, is run in partnership by Friends of the Elderly and QPR in the…

Sewing enthusiasts’ decorations to bring Christmas cheer to care homes

Posted on 5 December 2017

Residents at six of our care homes will have something special to hang on their trees this Christmas after Bernina users from around the UK responded to the company’s appeal for new Christmas decorations. More than a hundred specially created decorations were donated to the Bernina Christmas Tree campaign and are now being distributed to…