September highlights from our care homes

September was a busy month for residents across our care homes, including double celebrations, an epic 50,000 mile adventure and more! Here are some of the highlights from September:

September highlights - Keith on his birthday and a black and white image of the Land Rover adventureRedcot resident shares his epic 50,000 mile Land Rover adventure

At Redcot care home in Haslemere, resident Keith Donnison has been reminiscing and regaling the care team with tales of his epic adventures. In the 1960s he and a group of friends travelled 50,000 miles from the United Kingdom to Nepal in a 68-inch wheelbase Land Rover.

Read about their incredible journey here.

September highlight: Mark Wilson with Dawn Brooker MBE‘Talking Dementia’ for World Alzheimer’s Day 2021

In support of 21st September’s World Alzheimer’s Day, we were ‘Talking Dementia’ and sharing the actions we have taken throughout our charity to support people living with dementia.

These include a significant partnership with the University of Worcester’s highly regarded Association for Dementia Studies and Professor Dawn Brooker MBE, who created our Dementia Education Programme.

Read about our Dementia Education Programme here.

September highlights: Sheila on National Read a Book DayWoking resident celebrates National Read a Book Day

In honour of National Read a Book Day, Bernard Sunley care home resident and passionate reader Sheila Rickard has been reminiscing about her favourite books, authors and characters and sharing her memories, thoughts and insights with the home’s care team.

Find out what Sheila’s all time favourite book is here.

September highlights: Rob and Jo on their birthdayA double celebration at RNNH care home

RNNH care home recently enjoyed twice the amount of celebratory cheer, as Care Home Manager Alan Johnston and resident Jo shared their joint birthdays.

Wishing both Alan and Jo a heartfelt Happy Birthday from everyone at Friends of the Elderly.

Find out more about our Bournemouth care home here.

September highlights: Simba the catA new family member arrives at The Old Vicarage care home

The Old Vicarage care home has welcomed a new family member – meet Simba the five month old kitty!

Find out more about our Oxfordshire care home here.