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Posted on 25 February 2020

Friends of the Elderly is well prepared for outbreaks of infectious diseases and follow strict protocols to avoid residents and service users becoming unwell. We are, of course, aware of the recent Coronavirus outbreak and would like to reassure our residents, people who use our services, relatives and staff that we are doing all that…

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Woking Day Care’s wonder dog restores memories for older people with dementia

Posted on 20 February 2020

Our Woking Day Care service in Surrey added to its wide range of daily activities by introducing regular visits of the canine kind! Thomas is a rescue dog from Danyflor in Romania. After his rescue Fran Simpson, our Woking Day Care manager, fostered him. He soon joined her at the day care service and quickly…

Afternoon tea birthday treat for 87-year-old Eileen

Posted on 19 February 2020

A resident from Little Bramingham Farm care home in Luton recently celebrated her 87th birthday in style. Family and friends joined Eileen Gleasure to enjoy a top-notch afternoon tea treat at the home’s very own Tea Room. Eileen has been a resident at our care home in Luton, Bedfordshire for two years. The care home’s…

The wellbeing team in Alton consisting of a dog, two rabbits and a tank of fish!

Posted on 13 February 2020

There is a surprising thing that a dog named Tank, two rabbits and shoal of fish have in common – they all are improving the wellbeing of residents living at our Alton care home! Our Wellbeing Team at The Lawn care home in Alton, Hampshire, has been encouraging residents to care for and interact with…

Woking Community Café Supporting Older People Living With Dementia

Posted on 20 January 2020

Our Woking Hub in Surrey is home to four of our services that support older people with dementia. Woking Day Care at The Bradbury Centre is one such service. Alongside it is the Bernard Sunley care home, Homecare Woking and our befriending service called Visiting Friends. Bernard Sunley has opened a drop-in café, called Smiles…