2023 October 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 October highlights:

October highlights - Cedric on his birthdayHonouring International Day of Older Persons at Friends of the Elderly

Each year on 1st October, we mark and honour the United Nations International Day of Older Persons (IDOP). In line with this year’s IDOP theme, our care home residents and day care clients have been celebrating aging and passing on their words of wisdom to the younger generation.

Find out what wisdom our residents and day care clients shared here.

October highlights - stock image of an older man.Our Charitable Services Update 2022-23

“During 2022-2023 the number of older people applying for our grants increased by 10%. In some cases we were, quite literally, their last hope.”

Mark Wilson, Chief Operating Officer, Friends of the Elderly

Click here to read about the charitable work we did to support older people last year. Thank you to all our generous supporters who have helped make this possible.

Leonard holding a Status Quo record.Leonard loves rocking all over the world

At Kidderminster Day Care, client Leonard and his daughter Wendy, have been reminiscing about his love of rock music, his National Service, working in the Kidderminster Carpet Industry and career as a Farmer.

Read about Leonard’s fascinating life here.

Peace Rose planted for International Peace Day 2023

In honour of this year’s United Nations International Day of Peace, Little Bramingham Farm care home hosted The Luton North Inner Wheel Club for a special memorial celebration.

The Club’s members spent the morning with the residents and kindly planted a beautiful Peace Rose in our care home’s attractive front garden area.

Read all about their special celebration here.

Stories from our Dementia Champions

In support of this year’s World Alzheimer’s Month and World Alzheimer’s Day, our Dementia Champions shared their experiences of supporting those living with dementia and talked about our Dementia Training Programme.

Find out what they shared here.

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