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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.

Speedwell Court: five month's of care in Southampton

Speedwell Court: five month's of care in Southampton

Having opened on July 4th 2019, Speedwell Court is already establishing itself as a premier dementia friendly care home in Southampton's West End. We caught up with Deborah Holmes to find out how the how the house and it's brand new residents are settling in five months after opening.

29/11/2019
New arrivals alpaca punch

New arrivals alpaca punch

Two mischievous 18-month-old alpacas have moved into Armstrong House. John and David have made a great impression on both residents and staff at the Abbeyfield Bamburgh Society on the North-East English coast.

27/11/2019
Fighting for King and Country

Fighting for King and Country

Residents share their tales of daring aerial exploits, royal visits and improvised engineering Here we recount the stories of residents who signed up for military service during the war, in their own words.

27/11/2019
New Abbeyfield development ‘topped out’ in Millbay

New Abbeyfield development ‘topped out’ in Millbay

The Abbeyfield Society celebrated the ‘topping out’ of Mayflower Court, a new 80-flat development opposite the Millbay quayside, on Wednesday 30th October.

22/11/2019
New sensory room welcomed by care home residents

New sensory room welcomed by care home residents

Browns Field House, a Dementia-friendly residential care home in Cambridge, celebrated the opening of a new sensory room on Friday 15th November, to help residents living with Dementia.

21/11/2019
The impact of voice technology on loneliness and isolation

The impact of voice technology on loneliness and isolation

A group of our residents were involved in a trial to test the impact that voice technology can have on loneliness and social isolation. The results were incredible.

29/10/2019
Richard Carr-Gomm: The remarkable man behind The Abbeyfield Society’s mission

Richard Carr-Gomm: The remarkable man behind The Abbeyfield Society’s mission

Richard devoted his life to providing help and accommodation to anyone who was lonely here in Britain and abroad.

22/10/2019
How a community came together to open a new garden for care home residents

How a community came together to open a new garden for care home residents

The garden at our care home in Haddenham has been brightened up thanks to the kindness and generosity of local businesses.

21/10/2019
Helping residents with dementia through the power of music

Helping residents with dementia through the power of music

The Abbeyfield and Wesley Society is the latest Abbeyfield scheme to join forces with Playlist for Life, a fantastic initiative that helps residents who are living with dementia through the power of music.

30/09/2019

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