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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.

Amazon Echo gives residents of Ivy House a new companion

Amazon Echo gives residents of Ivy House a new companion

Alisha Cordy, Housing Officer at Abbeyfield, treated residents of Ivy House to an Amazon Echo after seeing how much they loved to listen to music together in the communal lounge.

05/10/2020
Team Speedy Speedwell join Road Worlds for Seniors

Team Speedy Speedwell join Road Worlds for Seniors

Residents of Speedwell Court take part in this year's Motitech Road Worlds for Seniors — a unique championship that allows older people and people with dementia to take part in a global sporting event from anywhere.

23/09/2020
Supporting Residents with Dementia

Supporting Residents with Dementia

Let’s talk about dementia – as part of World Alzheimer’s Day, we want to share some of the things we do at Abbeyfield to both support residents living with Dementia, and educate others on what it could be like to live with the condition.

21/09/2020
Sharing means caring for older people in Bembridge

Sharing means caring for older people in Bembridge

A partnership between Abbeyfield's Poplar Lodge and Somerset Care’s Inver House is ensuring older residents on the Isle of Wight have the opportunity to meet each other and build new friendships.

19/09/2020
Top 10 Books for Older People

Top 10 Books for Older People

With the nights soon drawing in, many will be looking for something new to read. In this blog, we list our top 10 books to keep you entertained through the winter months.

18/09/2020
Our Top 5 Autumnal Recipes

Our Top 5 Autumnal Recipes

It’s late-September which means one thing – Autumn has arrived! Check out our 5 favourite recipes to cook or bake on those breezy, crispy leaved, autumn days.

14/09/2020
Enid is serenaded for her centenary

Enid is serenaded for her centenary

St Albans resident Enid Robinson received some wonderful surprises when celebrating her 100th birthday! Over 20 of Enid's family and friends gathered to serenade her in celebration.

10/09/2020
John's Story of VJ Day in Tokyo

John's Story of VJ Day in Tokyo

John Davies lives with us at Abbeyfield Exmouth Society’s Harding House. He was serving in the Royal Navy at the end of World War Two and was in Tokyo on VJ Day – read his story of the day.

07/09/2020
A day in the life...of a care home operations manager

A day in the life...of a care home operations manager

We caught up with Alice, the operations manager at Pratt House to find out a bit more about her role and life inside Abbeyfield. Take a read.

03/09/2020

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