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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.

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
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

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