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The Difference We Make

Posted on 1 December 2021

Our 2020-21 Annual Review covers the updates from our charitable services. Read our welcome letter from our Chief Executive Steve Allen below, and download our full report. Welcome to our charitable services update The 2020-21 financial year covered in this update is the most challenging year any organisation providing care and services for older people…

Alton Centenarian who escorted HRH Her Majesty The Queen celebrates 100th Birthday

Posted on 24 November 2021

At The Lawn, our Alton-based residential care home, resident Donald Swann, OBE had a wonderful day celebrating his milestone 100th birthday. Donald, who has been a resident for nearly two years, marked his Centenarian Day in style with a delicious birthday lunch with his son, Ian. Following lunch, Donald continued the celebrations at The Lawn…

Supporting people with dementia over Christmas

Posted on 21 November 2021

Hello All, Welcome to my November blog! We are gearing up for Christmas here at Friends of the Elderly and have some fantastic events planned for our residents and service users. After what has been such a difficult 18 months, my colleagues are enjoying focussing on the positivity of the festive period. Many of us…

Cruise adventure around the world for Bernard Sunley care home residents

Posted on 8 November 2021

Residents at Bernard Sunley care home have taken to the high seas, sailing around the Mediterranean before heading off to the Caribbean, via Japan. Throughout the cruise, residents have virtually visited different countries all whilst staying safely inside their specially decorated ‘Cruise Lounge’. They have been on excursions, tried new culinary delights, made and received…

October highlights from our care homes and services

Posted on 5 November 2021

October was a busy month across our care homes and services, including a special Australian birthday surprise for a WW2 veteran, farm visits and more! Here are our October highlights: The three dedicated ladies managing our Malvern care homes With 89 years of caring experience between them, we are fortunate to have three dedicated ladies…