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Annual Dementia conferences launched, as part of Dementia Education Programme

Posted on 4 October 2019

Friends of the Elderly launched the first of its annual Dementia Conferences yesterday. It is part of its flagship Dementia Education Programme aimed to embed person centred dementia care.  It also supports to facilitate a dementia friendly culture across Friends of the Elderly. Partnered with Worcester University’s highly regarded Association for Dementia Studies (ADS),the programme…

NHS digital grant awarded for tech that will enhance quality of care

Posted on 1 October 2019

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded an NHS digital grant worth more than £44,000. The funds will assist in the roll out of leading-edge Digital Care Planning Technology and Acoustic Monitoring across our ten care homes. We teamed up with KareInn, who are a Digital Care Planning system provider, and Ally…

Aldershot Town Football Club present special gift to Alton care home resident

Posted on 21 August 2019

A resident from our Alton care home and a lifelong Aldershot Town FC fan got a surprise when the club’s manager popped in to say hello. Reg Cuff, 86, has followed ‘The Shots’ since he was a young boy, but ill health means he is no longer able to go to matches. So when The…

Bournemouth care home raises £1,881 at summer fete thanks to generosity of local community

Posted on 2 August 2019

Our Bournemouth care home, the Retired Nurses National Home (RNNH), has raised an incredible £1,881 at their summer fete. The money will be used to improve the grounds of the home, including their unique ‘Forget-Me-Not’ garden for people living with dementia. Staff and residents were joined by over 250 friends, family and members of the…

Bournemouth care home resident, 87, flies high in bucket list glider challenge

Posted on 18 July 2019

A flying dream came true for 87-year-old Pat Tuffey recently. She took her first glider flight to raise money for a sensory garden at our Bournemouth care home. Staff at the Retired Nurses National Home (RNNH) arranged for Pat to fulfil her lifelong dream with help from the Dorset Gliding Club. The plane was released…