Tag: Friends of the Elderly

    Friends of the Elderly receives £500,000 support of its grants scheme

    Friends of the Elderly receives £500,000 support of its grants scheme

    The ACT Foundation has selected Friends of the Elderly to receive a transformational £500,000 donation towards its grants service, which supports older people who are living in financial difficulty.   Starting from April 2018, The ACT Foundation will match fund Friends of the Elderly’s grants funding over a five year period, to the value of […]

    29th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Team effort raises over £21,000 for trips out!

    Team effort raises over £21,000 for trips out!

    Moor House care home in Staines, run by charity Friends of the Elderly, has reached its fundraising target of £21,745 to buy a minibus to take residents and older members of the Staines community out on day trips. The final push in fundraising was a charity dinner held at Bella Napoli at the end of […]

    9th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Fuel Poverty Awareness Day: Grants available for older people struggling to heat their home

    Fuel Poverty Awareness Day: Grants available for older people struggling to heat their home

    Today marks Fuel Poverty Awareness Day. National charity Friends of the Elderly is encouraging older people who need help heating their homes to apply to its small grant scheme.   The charity offers one-off grants to older people to help relieve the stress and worry often experienced by those living on a low income.   Mary, […]

    17th February 2017 | By | Reply More
    Activities give around 11,000 older people somewhere to go on Christmas Day

    Activities give around 11,000 older people somewhere to go on Christmas Day

    National charity Friends of the Elderly has been working in partnership with the charity Community Christmas this festive season to tackle loneliness among older people, by identifying and promoting hundreds of activities taking place on Christmas Day.   As a result of hard work and determination by volunteers and businesses across the UK, more than […]

    13th January 2017 | By | Reply More
    Christmas activities taking place across UK so older people don’t have to be alone if they don’t want to be

    Christmas activities taking place across UK so older people don’t have to be alone if they don’t want to be

    If you are an older person or you know an older person facing Christmas Day alone, national charity Friends of the Elderly could help. Working in partnership with Community Christmas, the charity is encouraging older people facing the festive season alone to find out what activities are happening in their local area.   So far, 550 […]

    20th December 2016 | By | Reply More
    Friends of the Elderly to work with Community Christmas to reduce loneliness in older people

    Friends of the Elderly to work with Community Christmas to reduce loneliness in older people

    National charity Friends of the Elderly is calling on people to organise Christmas Day activities, so no older person will be alone unless they want to be. As official partners of Community Christmas, the charity hopes that more people than ever before will get involved in 2016.   Last year, 370 activities were known to […]

    9th November 2016 | By | Reply More
    High praise for coffee club as user says “Places like these are a lifeline to people like me”

    High praise for coffee club as user says “Places like these are a lifeline to people like me”

    Staff and service users at Triangle Community Services Home Care in Thurrock celebrated the fifth anniversary of their fortnightly coffee club on Monday 5 September 2016.   The Thurrock home care service, established in 2006, is a subsidiary of the national charity Friends of the Elderly.  It offers care and support to older people, so […]

    8th September 2016 | By | Reply More
    Love is in the air as couple renew wedding vows after 66 years of marriage

    Love is in the air as couple renew wedding vows after 66 years of marriage

    David and Gwen Bird, residents of Davenham care home in Malvern, have renewed their wedding vows 66 years after first tying the knot in 1950. The service took place at the chapel within the care home, which is run by national charity Friends of the Elderly, and was witnessed by fellow residents and family. David, […]

    10th August 2016 | By | Reply More
    Chat Mats: A simple way everyone can help to end loneliness

    Chat Mats: A simple way everyone can help to end loneliness

              Have you ever sat in a coffee shop and struck up a conversation with someone on the next table? In a world where people check their mobile phones an average of 85 times a day[1], and spend more than eight hours a day on an electronic device[2], the more traditional […]

    10th August 2016 | By | Reply More
    Don’t take life too seriously is the secret to living to 107!

    Don’t take life too seriously is the secret to living to 107!

    Kay Hurley, who lives at Friends of the Elderly’s Bernard Sunley care home in Woking, celebrated her 107th birthday this week. This incredible milestone was marked with a special afternoon boat trip on Surrey Care Trust’s Swingbridge with fellow residents and staff from the care home. The home’s chef made a delicious picnic which was enjoyed on the […]

    10th August 2016 | By | Reply More
    Launch of the Friends of the Elderly Fund at Sussex Community Foundation

    Launch of the Friends of the Elderly Fund at Sussex Community Foundation

    National charity Friends of the Elderly has launched a fund with Sussex Community Foundation to back charities and community groups in Sussex supporting older people. Applications to receive funding are currently being accepted and assessed with a view to grants being awarded early next year.   The Friends of the Elderly Fund at Sussex Community […]

    12th November 2015 | By | Reply More
    Friends of the Elderly partnering with Community Christmas

    Friends of the Elderly partnering with Community Christmas

    Friends of the Elderly is calling upon people to hold local Christmas activities so no older person will be alone on Christmas Day unless they want to be. As official partners of Community Christmas for 2015, national charity Friends of the Elderly hopes that more people than ever will get involved as around 500,000* older […]

    21st October 2015 | By | Reply More
    Skydive raises money for Friends of the Elderly

    Skydive raises money for Friends of the Elderly

    Beau Strong aged 25, who lives in Bermondsey, has raised over £400 for national charity Friends of the Elderly by bravely jumping 10,000ft out of a plane in Salisbury.   Beau decided to support the charity having recently lost his own grandparents and seeing how important it was for them to be surrounded by family […]

    27th August 2015 | By | Reply More
    106th birthday celebrations for Woking care home resident

    106th birthday celebrations for Woking care home resident

    Kay Hurley, who lives at Bernard Sunley care home in Woking, celebrated her 106th birthday last week. This incredible milestone was marked with a special afternoon boat trip on Surrey Care Trust’s Swingbridge with fellow residents and staff from the care home, which is run by national charity Friends of the Elderly. The home’s chef […]

    10th August 2015 | By | Reply More
    Charity brings summer joy to older people in Wallington

    Charity brings summer joy to older people in Wallington

    Triangle Community Services’ Day Care Wallington held a summer party for service users, their friends and family. The aim of the event was to bring summer fun to the older people who visit the day service. The day started as usual with an Oomph session, a fun exercise class for older people, to get everyone […]

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