Author: Admin FotE

Charlie celebrates his 100th birthday at The Lawn care home

Posted on 5 July 2018

The Lawn care home in Holybourne, run by charity Friends of the Elderly, celebrated the 100th birthday of one of its residents, Charlie Smith, last week. The team at The Lawn and Charlie’s family threw a cream tea party to celebrate. Charlie was born on the 27 June 1918 in a village called Meonstoke in…

Moor House residents enjoy first outing in new minibus

Posted on 2 July 2018

Residents at our Moor House care home in Staines recently enjoyed their first outing in their new minibus. The home raised an incredible £21,752 over the past year to fund a minibus to take residents out on more frequent day trips. The first outing saw five residents with staff and volunteers go to a local garden…

Residents at Bernard Sunley care home in Woking enjoy the children's visits to the home.
Bernard Sunley nursery club encourages new friendships

Posted on 26 June 2018

Our Bernard Sunley care home in Woking has started running a bimonthly nursery club within the home, which is proving to be a fantastic success. A group of up to ten children aged between one and four attend twice a month with their childminders. They spend time in the home’s coffee shop where there is…

Donna Owen, Manager of New Copford Place care home in Essex
Introducing our new manager at New Copford Place care home

Posted on 25 June 2018

Donna Owen is the new manager at our New Copford Place care home in Colchester. The home is a purpose-built residential care home with light and airy rooms and several communal areas. Donna has worked in the care industry for 16 years, since she became a care worker at the age of 16. Professional development…

Sandra and Margaret’s Buckingham Palace garden party joy

Posted on 7 June 2018

Friends of the Elderly’s patron is The Queen and each year we are invited to the Buckingham Palace garden parties and select staff. This year, Sandra Smook, Manager of Visiting Friends befriending service, and Margaret Buxton-Brown, Manager of Home Care Sutton were selected based on length of service with the organisation. Sandra said: “It really…