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Supporting People with dementia: Triangle Home Care Bournemouth and Alzheimer’s Society’s Singing for the Brain

Posted on 8 August 2017

  An estimated one million people in the UK will be living with dementia by 2025, so ensuring that they can live fulfilled lives is central to our vision and mission. Here, Tracy King, manager at Triangle Home Care Bournemouth (part of Friends of the Elderly’s sister organisation, Triangle Community Services) describes why she has…

Community gathers for summer fete

Posted on 26 July 2017

On Saturday, 22 July, staff, residents and volunteers welcomed members of the community to our Retired Nurses National Home (RNNH) in Bournemouth for an afternoon of family-friendly fun.  There were opportunities to be shown around the care home, plus stalls providing information about working or volunteering at RNNH. Jan Broughton, 70, worked in catering at…

Old friends reunited

Posted on 14 July 2017

In May 2017, Don Adams’ volunteering role led to a reunion with a friend who he hadn’t seen for over 40 years. This is their story. At an Any Old Irons meeting in May, Don found himself sitting next to someone who seemed very familiar. But at first he couldn’t place him. Then he said…

Gardening fun at Malvern care homes

Posted on 12 July 2017

Gardeners of all ages enjoyed a planting extravaganza yesterday, 11 July, at our Malvern care homes in Worcestershire. David’s Nurseries donated summer bulbs and a team of their gardeners joined staff, volunteers and residents to bed in dahlias, lilies and begonias. David’s Nurseries, part of the Home and Garden Group, has been fundraising for Friends…

Any Old Irons connects fan with new friends

Posted on 7 July 2017

Alf, 75, joined Any Old Irons – part of our Football Friends programme with West Ham United Foundation – in April 2017. The project aims to celebrate and explore the club’s rich history, and give those involved the opportunity to reconnect over their love of football. Alf has been through a difficult time over the…