23/04/2023

King of the Fells

For our latest interview with extraordinary Abbeyfield residents, we spoke to celebrated fell-runner Joss Naylor, who lives at Bradbury House in Gosforth, about his time as a record-breaking athlete.

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13/02/2024

Celebrating Valentine's Day: Love Knows No Age

Valentine's Day gives people of all ages the opportunity to express their love and appreciation for those closest to them. At Abbeyfield, we believe that love knows no age limit, and Valentine's Day is the perfect time to celebrate the bonds that enrich our lives.

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08/02/2024

Misty the therapy dog gives Abbeyfield House residents pedigree experience

Residents at Abbeyfield House care home in New Malden have been enjoying spending time with a seven-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Misty.

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30/01/2024

60 Seconds with Patrick Thompson

We caught up with Chief Executive of the Abbeyfield & Wesley Society, Northern Ireland.

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29/01/2024

“An Eccentric Maverick” Norma's Memories of Abbeyfield’s founder

Norma Bennett grew up on Rotherhithe New Road, Bermondsey, in the 1950’s. Just around the corner was Abbeyfield Road, from which our organisation takes its name, and living nearby was Richard Carr-Gomm, who founded our first house and established Abbeyfield as a charity in 1956.

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25/01/2024

John is still making airwaves in his seventies

Back in 2021, we interviewed resident John Flanner MBE for the Abbeyfield blog. Since then, John has published a new volume of his autobiography. We caught up with him to hear about his recent passions.

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23/01/2024

APPG on Housing and Care for Older People Update

Abbeyfield Chief Executive Paul Tennant, Head of Development & Relationships Abdul A. Ravat, Abbeyfield South Downs CEO Nolan Taylor and Abbeyfield The Dales CEO Philip Birkinshaw were delighted to attend the fourth session of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Care for Older People Inquiry.

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11/01/2024

Older People's Housing Taskforce: Talking Diversity and Inclusion

Abdul A. Ravat, Head of Development and Relationships at Abbeyfield was recently invited to speak at the People Workstream meeting of the Older People's Housing Taskforce.

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23/12/2023

Unwrapping Christmas at Beamsley House

Step into the festive feel at Beamsley House as we unwrap the magic of Christmas with dedicated Housekeeper, Sarah-Jane. Get ready for a glimpse into the joy, dedication, and festive spirit that Sarah-Jane brings to every corner of the home during this most wonderful time of the year.

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22/12/2023

A journey through Abbeyfield's timeless Christmas memories

Join us on a journey of festive nostalgia through the decades. We discover Abbeyfield residents' fond memories and Christmas traditions, celebrating the enduring spirit of community, joy, and the magic that defines Christmas.