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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.

Residents enjoy tour and tasting at local gin distillery

Residents enjoy tour and tasting at local gin distillery

Residents at Abbeyfield Wey Valley had a fantastic day out at the Silent Pool Gin Distillery, where they enjoyed learning about the process of making gin, its history and origins, as well as talking about why it has become such a popular drink today.

27/08/2019
Alpacas become residents at Bamburgh retirement home

Alpacas become residents at Bamburgh retirement home

Two alpacas are the newest members of the family at our Armstrong House supported housing facility in Northumberland.

19/08/2019
Abbeyfield Court wins bronze Food For Life award

Abbeyfield Court wins bronze Food For Life award

Abbeyfield Court in Locks Heath has become the first Abbeyfield home to be accredited with the prestigious Bronze Award given by The Soil Association's 'Food For Life' campaign.

12/08/2019
Beryl supports Richard Ratcliffe's protest at the Iranian Embassy

Beryl supports Richard Ratcliffe's protest at the Iranian Embassy

Abbeyfield Wendover resident Beryl Hunter took a train and two buses by herself from Buckinghamshire to Marylebone, to show her support for Richard Ratcliffe's recent protest at the Iranian Embassy.

06/08/2019
A record breaking skydive for 94 year old daredevil, Adeline

A record breaking skydive for 94 year old daredevil, Adeline

Adeline Franken, a resident of Cove House at the Abbeyfield Silverdale Society, has broken the British record for the oldest female skydiver ever after jumping out of a plane from 15,000 feet in an effort to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

05/08/2019
Adorable pet Labrador brings joy to care home residents

Adorable pet Labrador brings joy to care home residents

An adorable black Labrador called Monty is bringing joy to staff, residents and visitors at our Bradbury House care home in Beaconsfield.

01/08/2019
Nursery children form new friendships with care home residents in Irvine

Nursery children form new friendships with care home residents in Irvine

A wonderful intergenerational project at our care home in Irvine saw residents coming together with children from Elderbank, a local early years nursery, for fun-filled activity sessions!

30/07/2019
Peter helps brighten up the community in Cowes

Peter helps brighten up the community in Cowes

Keen gardener and Abbeyfield Clifton House resident Peter is using his passion for gardening to help transform the outdoor spaces at the house and within the local community.

29/07/2019
A day in the life of an Abbeyfield Volunteer

A day in the life of an Abbeyfield Volunteer

Sandra Dil is a Volunteer at our Esk Moors Lodge supported housing scheme in Castleton, near Whitby. She has been involved with Abbeyfield for an incredible 20 years, providing vital support to the residents and staff there. Sandra sat down to answer some questions about her time with Abbeyfield and what her role involves.

25/07/2019

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