What we do
Friends of the Elderly is a charity that has been supporting older people for over a century. From serving up ‘Penny Dinners’ to WW1 veterans, to pioneering innovations in dementia care, older people are at the heart of all we do.
We run care homes and day care services for older people including those living with dementia and memory impairment. We have our care homes in Bedfordshire, Dorset, Essex, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Worcestershire.
Through our charitable work, we provide grants for older people living on a low income and undertake projects that support older people to live fulfilled lives.
We are delighted that Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra is our President, and that Her Majesty The Queen is one of our patrons. Support from the Royal Family has helped us raise awareness of the challenges many older people face please see more from our president here.