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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.

Preparing for Winter - Tips to Keep Older People Safe and Healthy

As we get older, our bodies react differently to cold weather and can make us more likely to develop illnesses or other health problems. But by following a few simple steps and planning ahead you can stay warm and safe this winter.

30/10/2018
Nicola's Volunteer Story

Nicola's Volunteer Story

We asked Nicola, a volunteer at Cunningham House in Pirbright some questions about why she volunteers and why it's important to her.

10/12/2019
Abbeyfield's annual carol concert in Liverpool

Abbeyfield's annual carol concert in Liverpool

Residents, volunteers, trustees and staff gathered together last week to celebrate the beginning of Christmas at our annual carol service at Liverpool Cathedral. Held each year in the Lady's Chapel, our congregation enjoyed traditional hymns and readings followed by some sweet treats and mulled wine.

10/12/2019
Carol's Volunteer Story

Carol's Volunteer Story

We think our volunteers are amazing and our house and homes across the country are incredibly grateful for the support they receive from their volunteers. We spoke to Carol, a volunteer at The Abbeyfield House in Hadleigh about why she volunteers at Abbeyfield and why it's important.

09/12/2019
Christmas pub lunch for older people in Durham is a real cracker!

Christmas pub lunch for older people in Durham is a real cracker!

This week saw the first of Abbeyfield's Companionship at Christmas events kick off with our annual lunch with The Inn Collection Group and Age UK County Durham.

04/12/2019
24 reasons why we love Christmas at Abbeyfield

24 reasons why we love Christmas at Abbeyfield

We wanted to know what our lovely residents, staff, volunteers and people from our communities who use our services, loved about Christmas at Abbeyfield, so we asked them to tell us their favourite thing about the festive period and what makes it special for them.

01/12/2019
Speedwell Court: five month's of care in Southampton

Speedwell Court: five month's of care in Southampton

Having opened on July 4th 2019, Speedwell Court is already establishing itself as a premier dementia friendly care home in Southampton's West End. We caught up with Deborah Holmes to find out how the how the house and it's brand new residents are settling in five months after opening.

29/11/2019
New arrivals alpaca punch

New arrivals alpaca punch

Two mischievous 18-month-old alpacas have moved into Armstrong House. John and David have made a great impression on both residents and staff at the Abbeyfield Bamburgh Society on the North-East English coast.

27/11/2019
Fighting for King and Country

Fighting for King and Country

Residents share their tales of daring aerial exploits, royal visits and improvised engineering Here we recount the stories of residents who signed up for military service during the war, in their own words.

27/11/2019
New Abbeyfield development ‘topped out’ in Millbay

New Abbeyfield development ‘topped out’ in Millbay

The Abbeyfield Society celebrated the ‘topping out’ of Mayflower Court, a new 80-flat development opposite the Millbay quayside, on Wednesday 30th October.

22/11/2019

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