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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.

"It’s my second home – my second family."

Jemma has worked at Westall House for almost 20 years, staring as an Assistant and making her way up to Operations Manager. We spoke to Jemma about her Abbeyfield story and the exciting developments going on at the House.

11/09/2020
Enid is serenaded for her centenary

Enid is serenaded for her centenary

St Albans resident Enid Robinson received some wonderful surprises when celebrating her 100th birthday! Over 20 of Enid's family and friends gathered to serenade her in celebration.

10/09/2020
John's Story of VJ Day in Tokyo

John's Story of VJ Day in Tokyo

John Davies lives with us at Abbeyfield Exmouth Society’s Harding House. He was serving in the Royal Navy at the end of World War Two and was in Tokyo on VJ Day – read his story of the day.

07/09/2020
A day in the life...of a care home operations manager

A day in the life...of a care home operations manager

We caught up with Alice, the operations manager at Pratt House to find out a bit more about her role and life inside Abbeyfield. Take a read.

03/09/2020
VJ Day 75 at Abbeyfield Whitehaven Society

VJ Day 75 at Abbeyfield Whitehaven Society

Saturday 15th August 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of VJ Day and Abbeyfield Whitehaven Society celebrated it in style.

29/08/2020
One Abbeyfield Family: Our creative writing book

One Abbeyfield Family: Our creative writing book

Reflections on togetherness – creative writing by residents, staff, volunteers and family members and friends of The Abbeyfield Society.

27/08/2020
Westall House Dementia Friendly Care – opening soon!

Westall House Dementia Friendly Care – opening soon!

Westall's brand new, purpose-built, 9 bed dementia friendly extension will be opening soon. Find out what facilities are available, see photos of the rooms and more.

27/08/2020
Time together in the Sensory Room

Time together in the Sensory Room

The Sensory Room at Browns Field House provides a calm and stimulating place where in recent months, families and friends have come to visit their loved ones after some time apart in lockdown.

22/08/2020
David's digital art of Westbourne House

David's digital art of Westbourne House

Resident of Westbourne House, David, shares his long-term hobby of sketching on his iPad to create resonating portraits of his fellow residents and members of staff.

21/08/2020
Speedwell Court's Gig in the Garden

Speedwell Court's Gig in the Garden

Residents and staff at Speedwell Court appeared on BBC South News after being lucky enough to win an a 'Gig in your Garden' with Duo Guitar.

18/08/2020

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