June highlights from our care homes

From Father’s Day celebrations to a landmark 95th birthday, residents across our care homes and services have been busy over the last month. Find out what they got up to in June:

Cheryl, Ann and Gaynor family portrait The mother and daughter care team with 37 years between them

At Friends of the Elderly, we are proud to have many family members who are part of our caring and management teams. Mother and daughter – Ann Essam and Cheryl Rothschild – have, between them, worked for Friends of the Elderly for a whopping 37 years!

Find out about their incredible careers here.

Malvern resident Margaret and her son Patrick on their first visitMalvern resident and son reunite with a special visit

Last year and prior to the third Covid-19 lockdown, we built a range of Covid-Wise visiting areas at our care homes.

At Bradbury Court care home in Malvern, Margaret McDonald was the first resident able to enjoy a very special visit from her son after months of FaceTime calls.

Read about their first visit here.

Woking Day Care staff holding a sign saying 'We Are Open'Woking Day Care centre delighted to reopen

Following the UK Government’s easing of the COVID-19 lockdown guidelines and protocols, our Woking Day Care Centre in Surrey reopened and is accepting new admissions.

The team, who are trained to support older people living with dementia or with memory impairment, have ensured stringent infection control procedures are in place to enable them to welcome back their clients.

Find out what activities they have planned here.

Ella and Madge together on their first visitLockdown pen pal friends meet for the first time

During the Covid-19 lockdown, a friendship between 94-year-old Madge, who is a resident at Little Bramingham Farm care home, and six-year-old Ella flourished as they became pen pal friends.

Now, after almost a year of being pen pal friends, Ella and Madge met for the very first time in person.

Read about what happened at their first meeting here.

Davenham Care Home's well in June after they won 3rd place.Third place winners at annual well dressing competition

Congratulations Davenham care home! Our Malvern home won third place in June at the annual Malvern Well Dressing competition.

This year’s theme was ‘Planets and Stars’. Residents and staff came together to create a beautiful display on their well, helping them to secure third place.

Find out more about our Malvern care homes here.

Eileen on her 95th BirthdayHappy Birthday Eileen

Eileen, who is a resident at RNNH care home in Bournemouth recently celebrated her 95th Birthday in June. Staff were on hand to make sure she had a cracking time on her special day.

Find out more about our Bournemouth care home here. 

Bernard Sunley resident holding his Father's Day giftsFather’s Day celebrated across our care homes

Our care homes had a wonderful time celebrating Father’s Day in June. At Bernard Sunley care home staff arranged presents and residents created hand-made cards to be given out.

Find out more about our Woking care home here.