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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…

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…