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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's annual carol service at St Albans Cathedral

Abbeyfield's annual carol service at St Albans Cathedral

They say good things come in threes... three wise men, three gifts, three course meal. Well this year Abbeyfield has hosted three brilliant carol services across the country with the last being held in St Albans Cathedral.

07/01/2020
Congratulations, John!

Congratulations, John!

Huge congratulations to John, a resident at The Firs Complex who has been awarded ‘Member of the Year 2019’ by the gym he attends.

06/01/2020
Sally and her family give the gift of friendship on Christmas Day

Sally and her family give the gift of friendship on Christmas Day

For the second year running, Sally Holmes and her family won’t be celebrating Christmas Day. Instead, they will be giving the best present possible to 12 older people who would have otherwise spent Christmas Day on their own.

19/12/2019
Abbeyfield's carol Service Heads West

Abbeyfield's carol Service Heads West

It was another joyous occasion bringing together residents, staff, volunteers and members of the local community at Abbeyfield carol service in Wellington.

17/12/2019
Nicola's Volunteer Story

Nicola's Volunteer Story

We asked Nicola, a volunteer at Cunningham House in Pirbright some questions about why she volunteers and why it's important to her.

10/12/2019
Abbeyfield's annual carol concert in Liverpool

Abbeyfield's annual carol concert in Liverpool

Residents, volunteers, trustees and staff gathered together last week to celebrate the beginning of Christmas at our annual carol service at Liverpool Cathedral. Held each year in the Lady's Chapel, our congregation enjoyed traditional hymns and readings followed by some sweet treats and mulled wine.

10/12/2019
Carol's Volunteer Story

Carol's Volunteer Story

We think our volunteers are amazing and our house and homes across the country are incredibly grateful for the support they receive from their volunteers. We spoke to Carol, a volunteer at The Abbeyfield House in Hadleigh about why she volunteers at Abbeyfield and why it's important.

09/12/2019
Christmas pub lunch for older people in Durham is a real cracker!

Christmas pub lunch for older people in Durham is a real cracker!

This week saw the first of Abbeyfield's Companionship at Christmas events kick off with our annual lunch with The Inn Collection Group and Age UK County Durham.

04/12/2019
24 reasons why we love Christmas at Abbeyfield

24 reasons why we love Christmas at Abbeyfield

We wanted to know what our lovely residents, staff, volunteers and people from our communities who use our services, loved about Christmas at Abbeyfield, so we asked them to tell us their favourite thing about the festive period and what makes it special for them.

01/12/2019

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