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Malvern resident and son reunite with a special visit

Posted on 15 June 2021

Last year and prior to the third Covid-19 lockdown, we built a range of Covid-Wise visiting areas at our care homes. Residents and their loved ones were able to enjoy face-to-face, protected ‘in person’ 30-minute visits. In November 2020, at Bradbury Court care home in Malvern, Margaret McDonald was the first resident able to enjoy…

May highlights from our care homes

Posted on 11 June 2021

As ever, our residents have been busy across all of our care homes, enjoying activities and celebrations. Here’s a look back at some highlights from May. Celebrations at Alton care home for resident’s milestone 100th birthday At our Alton-based residential care home, The Lawn, resident Frederick Bowpitt (known as Bill) had a lovely day marking…

Lockdown pen pal friends Madge and Ella meet in person for the first time

Posted on 8 June 2021

We have a heart-warming update on a story we shared last September. Whilst the Covid-19 pandemic meant strict lockdown procedures for the country, a friendship between 94-year-old Madge, who is a resident at Little Bramingham Farm care home in Luton, and six-year-old Ella flourished as they became pen pal friends. Despite the 88-year age difference,…

An introduction from our Chief Executive

Posted on 8 June 2021

    Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my first blog! At Friends of the Elderly, we have been supporting older people for over a century. We run care homes and day care services in Bedfordshire, Dorset, Essex, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Worcestershire. We also provide grants for older people living on…

April highlights from our care homes

Posted on 11 May 2021

Residents across our care homes enjoyed a fun-filled month, whether it was April showers or sun! Here’s a look back at some highlights from April. Kind donation helps Bernard Sunley care home residents get interactive At our Woking care home, Bernard Sunley, residents have been enjoying a new, interactive pastime thanks to the generous donations and fundraising efforts…