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Helping older people to make ends meet: One off grants for day to day living costs

Posted on 28 April 2017

Are you an older person who finds it hard to make ends meet? Do you know an older person who might welcome some help with day to day living costs? Did you know we offer one-off grants to older people living in England and Wales, to help relieve the stress and worry often experienced by…

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Alpacas bring Easter fun to Alton care home

Posted on 20 April 2017

  Baby alpacas brought the joys of spring to Alton on Easter Monday , when residents and staff at The Lawn care home in Holybourne – run by national charity Friends of the Elderly – enjoyed a visit from the Pennybridge Alpacas herd. Baby alpacas brought the joys of spring to Alton on Easter Monday…

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New dates for our Any Old Irons project

Posted on 11 April 2017

Friends of the Elderly and West Ham United Foundation are inviting fans of the football club, who are aged 65 and over, to join a free project to celebrate and explore the club’s rich history, and give those involved the opportunity to reconnect over their love of football. Run in conjunction with the Premier League (PL) and the Professional Footballers’…

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Good nutrition and hydration in older age

Posted on 10 March 2017

We’ve teamed up with the British Dietetic Association (BDA) to highlight the importance of good nutrition and hydration in older age. Check out our tips and guidance below.  Download Five tips to boost good nutrition and hydration in older age [PDF 751 KB] Download Guide to good nutrition and hydration in older age [PDF 1.7MB]  …

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Grants available for older people struggling to heat their home

Posted on 15 February 2017

    It’s Fuel Poverty Awareness Day on Friday 17 February and we are encouraging older people who need help heating their homes to apply to our small grant scheme. We offer one-off grants to older people to help relieve the stress and worry often experienced by those living on a low income. Mary, 78, from Oxfordshire, contacted us because…

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