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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.

Edna’s teddy bears prove a hit with the locals

Edna’s teddy bears prove a hit with the locals

Ridgway Court care home in Farnham, is home to 87-year-old Edna Jones, who has been creating some rather special gifts to brighten up the lives of children and adults alike in her local neighbourhood.

07/06/2021
Volunteer Laura Gets Gardening at Girton Green

Volunteer Laura Gets Gardening at Girton Green

Student of St Mary's Senior School; Laura (13) is completing her Duke of Edinburgh award, and as part of this, she chose to volunteer in the gardens of Abbeyfield Girton Green independent living apartments.

04/06/2021
Calling Hampton House, Home

Calling Hampton House, Home

Resident of Abbeyfield Hampton House Independent Living apartments, John, tells his story of how he came to call Abbeyfield Hampton House, home.

28/05/2021
LawnStarter: The Basics of Vertical Gardening

LawnStarter: The Basics of Vertical Gardening

Vertical gardening is a great way to keep the garden looking tidy, whilst protecting your back and other muscles that may be strained during a usual garden tidy.

27/05/2021
Peter & Marion’s 60 Years in Locks Heath

Peter & Marion’s 60 Years in Locks Heath

Peter, 91 and Marion, 83, are living happily together at Abbeyfield Court independent living apartments, in the town they’ve called home for most of their married life; Locks Heath.

25/05/2021
Brian’s Story of National Service, Royalty and Rugby

Brian’s Story of National Service, Royalty and Rugby

Brian Jones, Abbeyfield Brecon Society’s newest resident, humbly shares his remarkable life story – from an esteemed service in the Royal Navy and encounters with royalty, to a love of languages and rugby.

19/05/2021
Stunning mosaic unveiled at Speedwell Court

Stunning mosaic unveiled at Speedwell Court

The new mosaic, designed by Abbeyfield residents, depicts the voyage of the Mayflower ship in 1620. The mosaic has taken a commemorative journey to Speedwell Court, before heading to Mayflower Court once it opens.

14/05/2021
Mental Wellbeing: The Benefits of Connecting with Nature

Mental Wellbeing: The Benefits of Connecting with Nature

As part of MHAW, Learning & Development Business Partner, Aaron Ingham, talks us through the many benefits connecting with nature has on our mental and physical wellbeing.

11/05/2021
Connect with Nature this Mental Health Awareness Week

Connect with Nature this Mental Health Awareness Week

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 10-16 May 2021. This year’s theme is 'Nature'. In this blog, we’ve collated five ways you can get involved this MHAW.

10/05/2021

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