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Posted on 12 October 2021

Funding from a charity founded by an Elizabethan benefactor over 400 years ago is being used to help modern day older Londoners impacted by the pandemic. The Emanuel Hospital charity was founded in 1600 after a bequest by Lady Anne Dacre to set up an almshouse to provide homes for 20 older people and education…

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A Birthday surprise from Australia for 101-year-old Woking WW2 Veteran

Posted on 11 October 2021

At Bernard Sunley care home in Woking, Surrey, the care team has been celebrating Moyra Webber’s milestone 101st Birthday. She enjoyed cake, gifts, cards and a birthday treat performance from one of her favourite entertainers, Daniel Brewerton. However, Moyra’s special day was made even more perfect with a magical surprise visit. Alongside her family visiting,…

September highlights from our care homes

Posted on 5 October 2021

September was a busy month for residents across our care homes, including double celebrations, an epic 50,000 mile adventure and more! Here are some of the highlights from September: Redcot resident shares his epic 50,000 mile Land Rover adventure At Redcot care home in Haslemere, resident Keith Donnison has been reminiscing and regaling the care…

Celebrating International Day of Older Persons 2021

Posted on 1 October 2021

Today, to celebrate the theme of this year’s United Nations International Day of Older Persons – ‘Digital Equity for All Ages’, we are talking about how we engage our residents and service users with new technology to enjoy meaningful interactions in the digital world through, not only a varied range of activities, but also with…

Marathon runner fundraising for Friends of the Elderly
Helping older people in need with our grants-giving service

Posted on 30 September 2021

In this blog post, I am very proud to highlight the amazing work of our grant-giving service. As a charity, we run care homes and services which support older people, but equally as important is our grants service, which supports older people who are in financial crisis and urgently need our help. Since the charity…