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News and stories from Abbeyfield. Discover the latest on age and ageing – from what's hitting the headlines, to stories from our homes and residents.

Abbeyfield Creative Writing Competition winners revealed

Abbeyfield Creative Writing Competition winners revealed

The Abbeyfield Creative Writing Competition, which took place over Abbeyfield Week in June, attracted over 70 brilliant submissions from Abbeyfields around the world.

14/07/2021
Special honour for Southampton resident Chris

Special honour for Southampton resident Chris

The Chris Nicholl Trophy was named after resident of Speedwell Court, Chris, a former player and manager.

09/07/2021
The benefits of music for older people

The benefits of music for older people

Music evokes memories, helps overcome symptoms of anxiety, depression and loneliness, regardless of age, but for older people, it has proven particularly beneficial.

06/07/2021
Westall House named Community Champions

Westall House named Community Champions

MP of Mid Sussex, Mims Davies, asked residents across the county to nominate their COVID Heroes: those who have gone above and beyond to help others in the local community, among which Westall House were nominated.

25/06/2021
Abbeyfield Week 2021: Creating Conversations

Abbeyfield Week 2021: Creating Conversations

Abbeyfield Week, from 5th-13 June, provided the opportunity to reflect on what makes our houses and homes a special place to live.

24/06/2021
Talented young artist adds a splash of colour to Abbeyfield residents’ lives

Talented young artist adds a splash of colour to Abbeyfield residents’ lives

A 17-year-old Sixth Former has been sharing her artistic gifts with residents of The Abbeyfield Society, from a distance of over 100 miles.

22/06/2021
Abbeyfield Lancashire residents receive a special donation

Abbeyfield Lancashire residents receive a special donation

Residents of two Abbeyfield homes were gifted specialist hardback books and benches from house builder Miller Homes to help engage residents and facilitate meetings between them, and their friends and families safely.

21/06/2021
Reminiscing with Woodlands residents

Reminiscing with Woodlands residents

As part of our annual celebration, Abbeyfield Week, residents of Woodlands managed by The Dales Society, reminisced together, sharing old photos and fond memories.

16/06/2021
Edna’s teddy bears prove a hit with the locals

Edna’s teddy bears prove a hit with the locals

Ridgway Court care home in Farnham, is home to 87-year-old Edna Jones, who has been creating some rather special gifts to brighten up the lives of children and adults alike in her local neighbourhood.

07/06/2021

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