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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.

Abbeyfield Wessex: Helping their local community

Abbeyfield Wessex: Helping their local community

When a local sheltered house in Wessex was badly affected by a fire, Activities Coordinator, Louise stepped in to offer her services to help keep residents active, entertained and supported.

24/03/2022
The benefits of pets in older age

The benefits of pets in older age

King Frederick of Prussia once said ‘a dog is a man’s best friend’ and while this is a very true statement there are many pets that can also make the perfect companion.

24/03/2022
Cotmaton House residents collect hundreds for Ukraine appeal

Cotmaton House residents collect hundreds for Ukraine appeal

Residents of Cotmaton House, a sheltered housing scheme for older people in Sidmouth managed by the Abbeyfield Sidmouth Society, have contributed over £400 and countless other items to a collection for Ukrainian refugees.

16/03/2022
How to… sketch en plein air

How to… sketch en plein air

This Spring, we are encouraging you to step outside and draw inspiration from nature.

14/03/2022
Employee appreciation week at Browns Field House

Employee appreciation week at Browns Field House

To show staff at Browns Field House how much their contribution to enhancing lives of older people is appreciated, manager Diana threw an employee appreciation week.

09/03/2022
Why care? Hear experiences from Abbeyfield carers

Why care? Hear experiences from Abbeyfield carers

Proudly supporting You Can Care Week 2022, we're shining a spotlight on our Abbeyfield carers and the incredible people working in the care sector.

20/02/2022
Meet the team: Emma, Care Assistant at Cunningham House

Meet the team: Emma, Care Assistant at Cunningham House

Having originally set her sights on becoming a midwife, Emma decided she would explore the world of care instead...and since joining the team at Cunningham House in 2021 she hasn't looked back.

18/02/2022
Speedwell Court staff share the love in their local community

Speedwell Court staff share the love in their local community

Staff at Speedwell Court care home in Southampton have been showing they care for their community by giving out gifts to local residents.

14/02/2022
Paul Tennant, CEO, starts his journey with Abbeyfield

Paul Tennant, CEO, starts his journey with Abbeyfield

Our new CEO, Paul Tennant OBE, joined us in January at a critical point in Abbeyfield’s lifetime, when we are looking to continue our mission and strengthen our relationships with local communities.

03/02/2022

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