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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.

Give a Laptop Campaign Makes Connections Possible

Give a Laptop Campaign Makes Connections Possible

Residents of Hale Court can now enjoy family Zoom calls thanks to Steve at G.T. Computer Services, who donated two recycled laptops as part of the BBCs ‘Make a difference, give a laptop’ campaign.

16/03/2021
A Mother & Daughter’s Story

A Mother & Daughter’s Story

Mary recently moved in to Prestbury House sheltered housing in Gloucestershire for a trial period and quickly realised this is where she wanted to spend her retirement years. Mary’s daughter Chris shared their experience and reasons for choosing Abbeyfield.

14/03/2021
Watford legend surprises care home resident Des on his birthday

Watford legend surprises care home resident Des on his birthday

Des Hodges, a resident at Friars Mead care home in Kings Langley, has been a lifelong supporter of Watford FC, and was treated on his 95th birthday by a visit from former player and Coach Luther Blissett.

08/03/2021
Abbeyfield Sidmouth resident makes a new feathered friend

Abbeyfield Sidmouth resident makes a new feathered friend

Resident of Cotmaton House, Dan Gallagher, has befriended Rodney, the red-breast robin who visits their gardens regularly.

02/03/2021
Abbeyfield Taunton residents host virtual story time for Nursery children

Abbeyfield Taunton residents host virtual story time for Nursery children

The children of Taunton School Nursery have been connecting with residents at Abbeyfield Residential Home in Heron Drive, Taunton through virtual story times.

24/02/2021
20 facts you didn't know about Abbeyfield founder Richard Carr-Gomm

20 facts you didn't know about Abbeyfield founder Richard Carr-Gomm

Recognised worldwide as a social reformer, Richard Carr-Gomm is well known for his mission of alleviating the loneliness that often comes with older age... but we’re sure you didn’t know he was a morning person.

18/02/2021
Remembering David McCullough

Remembering David McCullough

We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of our CEO David on Monday 8th February 2021.

16/02/2021
Valentine's with Geoff & Sybil: Retirement Living for Couples

Valentine's with Geoff & Sybil: Retirement Living for Couples

Love is in the air at Abbeyfield… residents of Girton Green independent living complex, Geoff and Sybil tell us their story and why they choose to live with Abbeyfield.

14/02/2021
Vicki's Valentines Day Crafts

Vicki's Valentines Day Crafts

At this time of year we think about loved ones. Our Community Engagement Manager (West Region) Vicki Gillow came up with three great activities for you to get creative with this Valentines day.

11/02/2021

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