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Bournemouth school children begin regular visits to Retired Nurses National Home

Posted on 10 January 2018

Our Retired Nurses National Home (RNNH) in Bournemouth welcomed fifteen children aged four and five from St Walburga’s Catholic Primary School last week. This marked the first in a series of visits to the care home to encourage intergenerational socialising. The children spent the session with the care home residents making a friendship wreath by…

Resident at The Lawn with Alan Titchmarsh
Christmas cheer at Friends of the Elderly

Posted on 4 January 2018

We would like to extend a massive THANK YOU to all of our care teams and volunteers who helped to make Christmas a special time for our residents and clients. In our homes and services there were Christmas parties, festive entertainments, shopping outings, visits from school children and at The Lawn, a special appearance by…

Introducing Megan Bradley – Our 2018 London Marathon Runner

Posted on 2 January 2018

Megan Bradley, aged 22, from Malvern has been selected to represent Friends of the Elderly at the 2018 London Marathon. Since the age of 16, Megan has been volunteering for Friends of the Elderly at our day care services in Malvern and Kidderminster. Megan’s mother, Shirley, is the manager of our day care services in…

Seven Swans a Swimming with The One Show

Posted on 22 December 2017

An Autumnal day mid October saw a group of Any Old Irons take part in something extremely festive for The One Show, donning their Christmas hats and tinsel… Any Old Irons is part of Football Friends, a programme run jointly by Friends of the Elderly and West Ham United Foundation, to bring together older supporters…

ADP Angel tree donates 40 gifts to Friends of the Elderly in Woking

Posted on 20 December 2017

We have been overwhelmed by the support of Chertsey based company, ADP, this Christmas. The company runs an initiative called ‘Angel Tree’ where a Christmas tree full of gift tags is put up in their reception for members of staff pick a tag and buy a present for that person. Each tag is for a…