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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.

Nursery children form new friendships with care home residents in Irvine

Nursery children form new friendships with care home residents in Irvine

A wonderful intergenerational project at our care home in Irvine saw residents coming together with children from Elderbank, a local early years nursery, for fun-filled activity sessions!

30/07/2019
Peter helps brighten up the community in Cowes

Peter helps brighten up the community in Cowes

Keen gardener and Abbeyfield Clifton House resident Peter is using his passion for gardening to help transform the outdoor spaces at the house and within the local community.

29/07/2019
A day in the life of an Abbeyfield Volunteer

A day in the life of an Abbeyfield Volunteer

Sandra Dil is a Volunteer at our Esk Moors Lodge supported housing scheme in Castleton, near Whitby. She has been involved with Abbeyfield for an incredible 20 years, providing vital support to the residents and staff there. Sandra sat down to answer some questions about her time with Abbeyfield and what her role involves.

25/07/2019
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

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