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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.

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
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

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