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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.

Tips to help older people stay cool in a heatwave

Tips to help older people stay cool in a heatwave

As we get older, our bodies react differently to hot weather which can make us more susceptible to health issues or illness. But by following a few simple steps and planning ahead you can stay warm and safe this winter.

22/07/2019
Delicious community meal brings cultures together at Girton Green house, Cambridge

Delicious community meal brings cultures together at Girton Green house, Cambridge

Working in partnership with the Abbeyfield Vietnamese Society’s An Lac House, staff at Girton Green house hosted an authentic Vietnamese buffet, welcoming residents from both of the Abbeyfield houses as well as over 100 residents and guests from the local community.

19/07/2019
Abbeyfield House wins first place at the Garstang Scarecrow Festival 2019!

Abbeyfield House wins first place at the Garstang Scarecrow Festival 2019!

Resident at Abbeyfield House, Garstang and extremely talented ex art student Carol put forward two entries into this year’s Garstang Scarecrow Festival. Now in it’s second year, the Scarecrow Festival invites local residents to compete with each other to build the best scarecrow from whatever they can find, this year followi...

15/07/2019
Keeping fit with seated exercise classes at Girton Green

Keeping fit with seated exercise classes at Girton Green

Residents at our Girton Green independent living facility in Girton, Cambridge have been getting together to enjoy the many benefits of chair based exercise classes. Led by Personal Trainer and Fitness Specialist Lou Carter, the sessions are specially designed to be fully inclusive to all residents no matter their levels of...

12/07/2019
Rescue dog brings joy and happiness to residents at retirement home in Ivybridge

Rescue dog brings joy and happiness to residents at retirement home in Ivybridge

The residents at our house in Ivybridge are over the moon to have brand new furry friend move in.

09/07/2019
Residents experience the magic of Alice in Wonderland

Residents experience the magic of Alice in Wonderland

Residents, families and friends brought the colourful characters of Alice and Wonderland to life at Abbeyfield Darlington’s annual summer Garden Party. Set in in the fairy-tale-like grounds of Danby Lodge, the former mansion of Darlington’s Lady Starmer, the party was attended by well over 100 friends and families of the so...

07/07/2019
Fundraising for Abbeyfield - How team Wagada ran to support older people

Fundraising for Abbeyfield - How team Wagada ran to support older people

In January this year, nine members of Wagada signed up to take part in the St Albans Half Marathon and 5k run.

30/06/2019
Can voice technology help to reduce loneliness in older people?

Can voice technology help to reduce loneliness in older people?

A group of residents at the Abbeyfield Wessex Society’s Westbourne House are taking part in a trial to test the impact of voice technology on loneliness and isolation in older people.

25/06/2019
Inspirational Abbeyfield volunteer recognised in Queens Birthday Honours

Inspirational Abbeyfield volunteer recognised in Queens Birthday Honours

An inspirational volunteer who has dedicated much of his adult life to serving his community – including his local Abbeyfield Society care home – says he feels “incredibly honoured and humbled,” to have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

20/06/2019

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