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Ballroom dancing Blanche celebrates landmark 101st Birthday in Luton

Posted on 21 January 2022

At Little Bramingham Farm care home in Luton, Bedfordshire, the care team has been celebrating Blanche Fromenton’s milestone 101st Birthday with gifts, balloons, cards and a special birthday afternoon tea treat in the home’s beautiful tea room with her family and care home friends. Blanche, who has been a resident at Little Bramingham Farm for…

Our Patron Kerry Rubie awarded MBE in the New Year Honours List

Posted on 18 January 2022

We are delighted to congratulate our former Chair of the Board of Trustees, Kerry Rubie, on being awarded an MBE for Services to Innovation, Leadership and Governance in Adult Social Care in this year’s New Years Honours List. Kerry, who is now one of our Patrons, has worked on Friends of the Elderly’s Board of…

Going above and beyond – RNNH Care Home’s Activities Coordinator nominated for award

Posted on 12 January 2022

At RNNH care home in Bournemouth, much-loved Activities Coordinator Robert Paton goes above and beyond to provide fun and engaging activities for residents to help keep them active and positive. Di Rann, whose mother and mother-in-law have both been residents at the home, was so appreciative of Rob’s efforts, she nominated him for a local…

December highlights from our care homes

Posted on 9 January 2022

Christmas is always a magical time across our care homes and services, as our care teams work hard to plan festive activities to treat residents and service users. Here are some of the highlights from December: Alan Titchmarsh says thank you to all at The Lawn care home At The Lawn, our Alton-based residential care…

Lady Diana Farnham
Lady Diana Farnham, DVCO

Posted on 4 January 2022

Friends of the Elderly would like to express our deep sadness at the death of the Charity’s long-term Patron, Lady Diana Farnham. Lady Farnham was not only one of Friends of the Elderly’s Patrons, but a long standing, dedicated supporter of the Charity and its work to support and care for older people. Lady Farnham…