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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.

Celebrating Abbeyfield Week with staff, residents and friends

Celebrating Abbeyfield Week with staff, residents and friends

Staff, residents and friends all came together for a special Abbeyfield Week celebration with a fun filled morning at our St Albans head office.

18/06/2019
Abbeyfield Newcastle commemorate D-Day

Abbeyfield Newcastle commemorate D-Day

6th June 2019, marked the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings at Normandy. The day was commemorated across the UK, France and USA and even in our very own Abbeyfield Newcastle Society.

13/06/2019
Life is a highway for Abbeyfield Wells Society

Life is a highway for Abbeyfield Wells Society

This week, residents at Abbeyfield House, Wells, were driven back to 1964 when a restored Morris Traveller pulled onto the drive as part of the new reminiscence sessions organised by staff.

07/06/2019
Bringing old and young together through intergenerational French lessons

Bringing old and young together through intergenerational French lessons

A fantastic new scheme at the Abbeyfield Hoylake and West Kirby Society is alleviating loneliness and forming special new bonds, all while helping young children and older residents learn a new language.

31/05/2019
Super trooper Betty Bromage, 90, takes on the world's fastest zip line

Super trooper Betty Bromage, 90, takes on the world's fastest zip line

Super trooper Betty Bromage, aged 90, has this month completed her first ever zip line challenge on the world's fastest zip line in Wales. Travelling at speeds of up to 80mph, Betty said, " It was outstanding; one of the best challenges I have ever undertaken and I can't wait to do it again".

16/05/2019
Answered: aren’t care homes the same as nursing homes?

Answered: aren’t care homes the same as nursing homes?

We understand that when you’re looking for a new home for a loved one, knowing what type of home is best suited to your relative’s needs is really important. Last week, our Retirement Living team received a question from the daughter of an 82 year lady who is trying to find her Mum a home that offers daily support.

15/05/2019
The health and well-being benefits of gardening

The health and well-being benefits of gardening

From helping to reduce stress to perhaps even being the secret to a longer life, we take a look at some of the many health and well-being benefits of gardening.

29/04/2019
George Docker's plan to educate a young Kenyan hopeful

George Docker's plan to educate a young Kenyan hopeful

Meet George, our 78 year old resident at Brian Lewis House. For 14 years, George lived and worked in Kenya starting as a business consultant and then CEO of a Credit Society which aimed to help improve the lives of Kenyan people.

17/04/2019
Clock Cricket proves a big hit for older people living with Abbeyfield

Clock Cricket proves a big hit for older people living with Abbeyfield

There were cheers and high-fives all around as 94-year-old Mary Walker scores her first ‘run' after going in to bat in a brand-new version of cricket developed for older, less mobile players.

12/04/2019

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