April highlights from our care homes

Across our care homes and services, residents had a wonderful time enjoying a mixture of fun activities and celebrations last month. Here are our April highlights:

April Highlights: Barbara on her birthday with staff from New Copford Place care homeOur Essex care home helps Barbara celebrate landmark 101st birthday

At New Copford Place care home in Colchester, Essex, the care team has been celebrating Barbara Purves’ milestone 101st Birthday.

Cheeky Barbara, who likes to tease staff by ‘shooting’ them with her walking stick, had a surprising answer when asked what her secret to a long and happy life is.

Find out Barbara’s secret to a long and happy life here.

April highlights - Vera playing golfNo ifs, ands or putts – residents enjoy new putting green!

The Lawn care home in Alton have installed their very own putting green, much to the delight of residents.

Vera was especially keen to give it a go and had a fantastic afternoon practicing her hole-in-one’s.

Find out more about our Alton care home here.

Older couple embracing and smilingTips to help care for an older person living with dementia

At Friends of the Elderly, one of the things we pride ourselves on is the personalised care we provide to our residents and clients.

With that in mind, we’ve put together a few words of advice from our dementia team which might help you if you’re caring for a loved one living with dementia.

Read our dementia tips here.

Rita on her birthday with staff from RNNH care home100th birthday surprise from down under

At RNNH Care Home in Bournemouth, one of our residents, Rita Crumplin, has been celebrating her landmark 100th Birthday.

The special day was topped off with a wonderful surprise treat – a visit from her son, Paul, who flew all the way from Australia to share in his Mum’s centenary day.

Find out how else Rita celebrated here.

Amazon Smile logoDid you know that when you shop on Amazon you can also donate to Friends of the Elderly?

Amazon Smile includes the same products, prices and service of the Amazon you know, however when you shop through Amazon Smile 0.5% of all eligible purchases go to a charity of your choice.

At no extra cost you can select Friends of the Elderly and help an older person in need.

Start shopping and help older people in need here.

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