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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01/12/2023

Staff profile: Phil Pierpoint

Many of the staff working at Abbeyfield houses and homes have come to us after a career change and that is certainly the case with our Maintenance Worker at Westall House, Phil Pierpoint.

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23/11/2023

Preparing for Winter's frost: Top tips to stay warm in colder temperatures

With the recent time change, the days are growing darker sooner, signalling the onset of colder weather. While this transition may pose challenges, the positive news is that there are numerous habits to ensure our well-being, warmth, and readiness for the winter season.

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20/11/2023

Craft your own traditional Christmas Wreath

In its simplest form, a wreath is a circular arrangement of materials, and its history is as rich and diverse as the traditions it embodies. Crafting your own Christmas wreath is a delightful way to infuse personal creativity into this centuries-old tradition.

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15/11/2023

APPG on Housing and Care for Older People | Session Three

Abbeyfield Chief Executive Paul Tennant, Head of Development & Relationships Abdul A. Ravat and Abbeyfield Wessex Society CEO Vanessa Booker-Card were delighted to attend the third session of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Care for Older People Inquiry yesterday at the House of Lords.

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03/11/2023

Remembering Chris Smith

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our Board member Chris Smith on Monday 30th October. Chris made a huge contribution to Abbeyfield in the UK and across the world in his eight years serving as a Trustee.

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26/10/2023

A Green Halloween: Five Easy Eco-Friendly Halloween Crafts

Halloween is just around the corner, and while it's a time for spooky fun and creativity, it's also essential to think about the environmental impact of our celebrations. This year, try some eco-friendly Halloween crafts that not only reduce waste but also add a touch of sustainability to your festivities.

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20/10/2023

A Wild Autumn with Abbeyfield

To celebrate the launch of our Autumn campaign, ‘A Wild Autumn with Abbeyfield’, we're inviting residents and friends of Abbeyfield to join us for a walk on the wild side, exploring outdoor spaces and the creatures that live in them.

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17/10/2023

Making lasting memories with your older loved ones

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, we often forget the joy of bonding with older family members. We look into the significance of making these memories, suggest fun activities and provide tips on preserving these moments.

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16/10/2023

World Menopause Day: Cardiovascular Health

Celebrated on 18th October every year, World Menopause Day is a global initiative dedicated to raising awareness about menopause and its impact on women’s health. This year, the theme centres around cardiovascular disease, and the importance of understanding the relationship between menopause and heart health.