2023 September highlights from our care homes and services

Across our care homes and services, residents had a wonderful time enjoying a mixture of fun activities and celebrations last month. Here are our 2023 September highlights:

‘Be a bit rebellious’, says Centenarian Bill on landmark birthday

At Davenham care home in Malvern, the care team left nothing to chance in celebrating Bill Poulton’s landmark 100th Birthday with balloons, gifts, cards – including a very special congratulatory card from The King – and a delicious birthday afternoon tea.

Find out how Bill celebrated and his secret to a long and happy life here.

‘…I can only lie, watching clouds and birds circle, feeling his heat, knowing the slow pulse of his good heart.’

We are so grateful to the Candlestick Press for their ongoing donations to Friends of the Elderly. Through the sales of the beautiful poetry pamphlets, Ten Poems about Friendship and Ten Poems about Grandparents, they help us to support older people living in poverty.

Read more about these heartfelt poems.

Lots of woofs at The Lawn’s first dog show

At our residential care home, The Lawn, residents had a ‘paw-fect’ day enjoying the home’s first ever Dog Show.

Ten dogs of varying breeds took part in 10 award categories, cheered on by residents, their families, friends and the care team.

Find out which dogs won.

A celebration of summer at Friends of the Elderly

This summer we have been busy with lots of fun and exciting events and activities for our residents, clients and the local community.

On the latest blog post from our Chief Executive, Steve Allen, he shares some summer highlights from our care homes and services.

Read our celebration of summer here.

Afternoon tea and feline friends in Malvern

To celebrate and support this year’s Afternoon Tea Week and International Cat Day, the care teams at our Malvern-based care homes, Davenham and Bradbury Court, hosted a special fundraising afternoon tea in aid of Cats Protection, the UK’s largest feline welfare charity.

Read about their purr-fect event here.

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