Moor House care home residents celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

Posted on 18 May 2018

Frank and Betty Kettle, residents of Moor House care home in Staines, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Tuesday (8 May). This incredible milestone was marked with a special afternoon tea party at the care home, which is run by the charity Friends of the Elderly, with their family, friends and other residents. Mr and…

Friends of the Elderly receives £500,000 support of its grants scheme

Posted on 9 May 2018

The ACT Foundation has selected Friends of the Elderly to receive a transformational £500,000 donation towards its grants service, which supports older people who are living in financial difficulty. Starting from April 2018, The ACT Foundation will match fund Friends of the Elderly’s grants funding over a five year period, to the value of £100,000…

Match of the Day films Any Old Irons Q&A with goalkeeper Adrián

Posted on 6 May 2018

We were very excited when a few weeks ago the team from Match of the Day came along to one of our Any Old Irons Q&A events to film. You may have caught us on this morning’s (Sunday 6 May) show. This particular Q&A session was with West Ham goalkeeper, Adrián. He spent around 45…

Robotic dog in care home supports residents with dementia

Posted on 3 May 2018

Our Retired Nurses National Home (RNNH) in Bournemouth has recently introduced a new member of the family – robotic dog, Biscuit. This incredibly lifelike robotic dog responds when it is touched by barking and making other noises. It also holds its paw up and sniffs. Since Biscuit joined the RNNH family residents, especially those living…

Woking befriending service appeals for volunteers to help older people reconnect with their community

Posted on 1 May 2018

Triangle Community Services, part of the Friends of the Elderly Group, operates a charitable befriending service across Woking called Visiting Friends. The service is seeking new Community Connector volunteers to help encourage older people experiencing loneliness and isolation to reconnect with their communities. Feelings of isolation and loneliness are all too common amongst older people…