2024 March 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 2024 March highlights:

2024 March highlights - stock image of an older woman smiling.An amazing £18,084 has been raised through our Winter Appeal – thank you!

Your generosity allowed Melissa, age 73, to replace her rotting windows that were causing a bitterly cold draught.

“The grant has made me feel relaxed and secure in my home. I am no longer worried about when the windows are going to fall out completely. The windows I have now are strong, they are going to see out the rest of my life.”

This winter, we provided 330 grants to help vulnerable older people who are struggling. Read more about how your support has made a difference.

2024 March highlights - Shirley dancing with a dog.Celebrating International Women’s Day with Shirley

Shirley Bradley, our Head of Day Care Services, has worked for Friends of the Elderly for nearly 19 years. To support this year’s International Women’s Day, Shirley has been sharing her own care career journey, her passion for caring and her inspiration for inclusivity for all her clients and team members.

Find out more about Shirley’s care career here.

One of Redcot's cats.Redcot has a purr-fect National Cat Day

Brother and sister – Socks and Slippers – have been Redcot’s ‘paw-fect’ full-time feline family members since August 2021, and from the moment they arrived, they warmed the hearts of staff and residents alike.

Read about their National Cat Day celebrations here.

Staff receiving a long service certificate. Employee Appreciation Day and long service employees

At Friends of the Elderly, we always have the wellbeing of residents and clients at the heart of everything we do, together with the welfare, health and safety of our employees.

Throughout the year, we honour long service employees, recognising their commitment and dedication.

Read about some of our long service employees here.

Emma Lawrance.Emma shares her caring journey

Emma Lawrance, Registered Manager at Little Bramingham Farm residential care home in Luton, Bedfordshire has worked for the Charity for over 17 years. In recognition of International Women’s Day, Emma has been sharing her care career journey.

Read about Emma’s caring journey here.

Mike and Jennifer. Shining a spotlight on loving Bernard Sunley couple

At our Woking care home, Bernard Sunley, the care team has been shining a spotlight on one loving couple at the home. The happy couple are Jennifer and Mike Lattimer, who have been married for over 50 years.

Find out their secret to a long and happy marriage here.

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