Abbeyfield recognised as one of the best large companies to work for in the UK in 2022

The Abbeyfield Society has once again achieved 'one to watch' status from Best Companies, recognising us as one of the best large companies to work for in the UK in 2022. Through Best Companies' b-Heard survey, which measures staff engagement, Abbeyfield surpassed its score from 2021.

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Donaldson Lodge gets potting in Potters Bar

Residents, staff and visitors came together at Donaldson Lodge for an environmental day in order to maintain and reinvigorate the sheltered housing scheme’s garden.


International Day of Older Persons 2022

1st October is International Day of Older Persons which aims to challenge the misconceptions and stereotypes of older people and celebrate the important contributions that older people make to society. We've put together some of our incredible residents' stories.


World Vegetarian Day 2022: How you can get involved

October 1st kicks off a month long campaign for Vegetarian Awareness Month celebrating the health benefits of being vegetarian. We look at the health benefits, importance of creating a healthy vegetarian diet, how you can get involved in the campaign and we’ve collated some recipes for you to try.


Master craftsman Bernard is a model resident

Abbeyfield resident Bernard Clipsham talks to us about his hobby of model making, and how he came to create a whole miniature village at Bradbury House care home in Gosforth.


"I think the length of time many of us have been involved is an indication of what a friendly and pleasant atmosphere there is. It always feels like going into a family home."

Pam Batten has been a volunteer at Sibley's Orchard for more than 20 years, taking time to host quizzes, talking to residents about current affairs and the old days. She tells us about how volunteering feels like going to a family home.


Outstanding volunteer Frank's 25 year dedication to Abbeyfield

Frank Musker is a volunteer who has dedicated many years to local charities including being a longstanding supporter of local houses that are part of The Abbeyfield Society, and in particular Abbeyfield House in Ulverston, where he has contributed to the health and safety, ensuring buildings are well maintained.


Energy Saving Tips

Ofgem recently announced an increase in energy bills and with the rise in the cost of living it has left many people worried about how they will manage, particularly in the colder months. We have collated some top tips to help keep your energy prices down this winter and save money.


Abbeyfield awarded menopause friendly employer accreditation

The Abbeyfield Society has officially achieved accreditation as a menopause friendly employer. The process involved a very detailed submission to an external assessment panel, from which we received extremely positive feedback.


The benefits of friendships for older people

It’s in our nature to be social. This connection is why friendships are an important element of our life, as they play a significant role, positively impacting our health and wellbeing. We look at these benefits, how you can preserve friendships, and how to make new friends as an older person.

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