Friends of the Elderly takes part in Care Home Open Day

Posted on 26 April 2018

Care Home Open Day being enjoyed at the Old Vicarage Last weekend marked the annual Care Home Open Day initiative, which sees thousands of care homes open their doors. Friends of the Elderly’s involvement in the campaign is part of its ongoing commitment to placing its care homes at the heart of their local communities.…

Megan raises £3,200 in marathon challenge

Posted on 24 April 2018

Megan Bradley, aged 22, from Malvern has completed the London Marathon 2018 in a fantastic 6hrs and 10 mins, raising an incredible £3,200 for charity Friends of the Elderly, with donations still pouring in. Megan has been working hard since the beginning of the year training for the Marathon and hosting fundraising events including a…

Ponies wow residents at New Copford Place

Posted on 6 April 2018

Ponies visit our Essex care home Recently our New Copford Place care home in Colchester welcomed some very special visitors. Thanks to Magical Miniature Ponies, two ponies came in to the home to spend time with residents and their relatives. Donna Owen, Manager at New Copford Place, said: “It was wonderful to see the residents…

Visiting Friends enjoy Easter treats!

Posted on 28 March 2018

Our Visiting Friends befriending team held a special Easter themed event at a sheltered housing scheme in Woking this week. Local company ADP very kindly donated some Easter eggs which were given out on the day as prizes for a Spring quiz and as part of a special draw. Kerry Reed-Brook, Befriending Volunteer Coordinator, said:…

Join us for Care Home Open Day 2018

Posted on 23 March 2018

Staff, volunteers and residents across our homes at Friends of the Elderly will be welcoming the local community into our care homes for Care Home Open Day 2018. This special event is part of Friends of the Elderly’s ongoing commitment to fostering meaningful activities, encouraging friendships across the generations and placing its care homes at…