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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.

Daredevil Betty flies again

Daredevil Betty flies again

Meet Betty Bromage, one of our most fearless residents at Abbeyfield House in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. To celebrate her 90th birthday, Betty decided to sign up for her fourth wing walk

11/04/2019
The Importance of Sensory Activities for Those Living With Dementia

The Importance of Sensory Activities for Those Living With Dementia

It's common that our senses go into decline as we age, which can have a huge impact on our everyday well-being. Our senses are vital to the way we experience different things, from the taste of a meal to the smell of a loved one’s perfume. A reduction in our senses can lead to a decrease in mood and may even cause a person to...

01/04/2019
The benefits of becoming a Trustee

The benefits of becoming a Trustee

Research suggests that there are hundreds of thousands of people serving as Trustees in the UK, all of whom play a vital role in the day-to-day running of charitable organisations. Volunteering to become a Trustee can be a truly rewarding thing to do no matter what stage of life you are in.

12/02/2019
Dating in later life

Dating in later life

As we grow older, our need for companionship remains. For many older people the thought of dating can be intimidating and perhaps, not even considered. But that shouldn’t be a reason not to try.

08/02/2019
Top tips for older people staying safe online

Top tips for older people staying safe online

More older people are now online than ever before. Using the internet is a great way to stay connected with loved ones, do your weekly shop, or find out any information you need at the click of button.

05/02/2019
Abbeyfield Newcastle has a brand new Tovertafel

Abbeyfield Newcastle has a brand new Tovertafel

Residents of Abbeyfield Newcastle have been chasing fish, completing well known proverbs and catching falling stars. And all through Tovertafel: an interactive resource that brings playful, light interactive games to turn any table into a magic space.

29/01/2019
Making The Right Decision – Care Home or Supported Housing?

Making The Right Decision – Care Home or Supported Housing?

As one of the UK’s longest serving providers of retirement housing, we often hear that people looking for accommodation as they get older don’t always understand the difference between a care home and supported housing.

20/12/2018
Tesco gives Abbeyfield a trolley load of support

Tesco gives Abbeyfield a trolley load of support

They’re known for giving a little extra, but retailer Tesco has stepped in with a trolley-load of support to help older people living alone at Christmas.

20/12/2018
Abbeyfield Fills St. Albans Cathedral with Christmas Carols and Cheer

Abbeyfield Fills St. Albans Cathedral with Christmas Carols and Cheer

Last week Abbeyfield hosted their first annual Christmas Carol service at Liverpool Cathedral. Following it's success a second service was arranged for residents and staff in the south of England at St. Albans Cathedral.

19/12/2018

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