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Older man opening post at Christmas
Save your stamps and support older people

Posted on 19 December 2017

This Christmas, help us support older people by saving and sending us your stamps! It’s really easy to do, just cut or tear them from the envelope leaving approximately 1/2cm of paper around the stamp. Please put foreign stamps in a separate envelope as we get more money for them. Sending your stamps Please send…

Sir Trevor Brooking makes memories for older West Ham United fans

Posted on 12 December 2017

At the end of November, Hammers legend Sir Trevor Brooking spent the afternoon with 60 older West Ham Fans at the East Ham Working Men’s Club for a special event as part of the Football Friends programme run by Friends of the Elderly and West Ham Foundation. Sir Trevor took the time to answer questions…

Two older men watching a football match
QPR Football Friends Partnership

Posted on 12 December 2017

  If you’re a QPR fan aged 65 and over, you are invited to attend an event to share memories of the club, of players and to learn more about the team. The free event, which will offer guests an afternoon tea, is run in partnership by Friends of the Elderly and QPR in the…

Sewing enthusiasts’ decorations to bring Christmas cheer to care homes

Posted on 5 December 2017

Residents at six of our care homes will have something special to hang on their trees this Christmas after Bernina users from around the UK responded to the company’s appeal for new Christmas decorations. More than a hundred specially created decorations were donated to the Bernina Christmas Tree campaign and are now being distributed to…

Welcome to new Malvern care home manager

Posted on 28 November 2017

  Samantha Corfield is the new manager at Friends of the Elderly’s three Malvern care homes; Davenham, Bradbury Court and Perrins House. She has worked within the care industry for over 10 years and prior to that she worked in the housing sector providing advice and assistance to homeless families. Samantha is proud of the…