News & events

British Airways treat 99-year-old Mary to VIP trip to Ireland

Posted on 3 September 2018

Mary Parsons, a 99-year-old resident at our Davenham care home in Malvern, enjoyed the surprise trip of a lifetime to help British Airways mark its 99th year in the air. Derek Tennant, a British Airways ambassador, surprised Mary at the home, revealing that he was taking her to Belfast for the weekend to spend time…

109th birthday celebrated at Woking care home

Posted on 14 August 2018

Bernard Sunley care home in Woking, run by charity Friends of the Elderly, celebrated the 109th birthday of one of its residents, Kay Hurley, on 6 August. The team at Bernard Sunley threw a party for Kay to celebrate with cocktail tasting, cake, music and flowers for the birthday girl. Born in County Kildare in…

Bournemouth care home is buzzing as it welcomes bee hive

Posted on 1 August 2018

  Our Bournemouth care home, the Retired Nurses National Home run by charity Friends of the Elderly, has welcomed a hive of bees to the grounds of the home. The swarm, which contains approximately 1500 bees, is being cared for by staff at the home with support of the local beekeeping association. The residents are able…

Safeguarding takes priority at Friends of the Elderly

Posted on 26 July 2018

Friends of the Elderly takes the safeguarding of clients and residents extremely seriously, the practice of safeguarding protects vulnerable adults against abuse and harm. In 2017, as part of the organisation’s dedication to safeguarding, a Safeguarding Adults Sub Committee (SASC) was started to monitor the charity’s safeguarding work and report to trustees. Once a quarter,…

Bournemouth care home celebrates successful summer fete

Posted on 25 July 2018

Our Bournemouth care home, Retired Nurses National Home, enjoyed its summer fete on Saturday. The day was a great success with the beautiful weather, lots of visitors and of course the residents, who had a wonderful day. The event raised £1,630 towards creating a sheltered area in the garden at the care home. Alan Johnston, Manager at…