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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.

Ken and Doris Celebrate 70 Years of Marriage

Ken and Doris Celebrate 70 Years of Marriage

Ken and Doris met 74 years ago on Easter Saturday. For their first date they decided to go for a walk and tea in the park and fell in love. Four years later, Ken proposed.

11/10/2018
Staying Active in Later Life

Staying Active in Later Life

Any level of physical activity can make a big difference to your quality of life. It can have a transformative impact on your mobility and mental well-being; improving your mood, increasing self-esteem and helping you relax.

26/09/2018
Six Benefits of Reading in Later Life

Six Benefits of Reading in Later Life

No matter fact or fiction, reading is a hobby that is good for people of all ages, but especially those in later life. From boosting brain power to reducing stress, reading is a pastime that’s not just enjoyable but also beneficial for your health.

06/09/2018
The inspirational woman who is still volunteering at a local nursery at 91 years old

The inspirational woman who is still volunteering at a local nursery at 91 years old

At 91-years-old, our inspirational resident Ida proves that age is no barrier to continuing to do things you enjoy.

27/06/2018
Four ways music can help people who are living with dementia

Four ways music can help people who are living with dementia

From reducing agitation to improving social interactions, we take a look at some of the many different ways music can have a positive impact on someone living with dementia:

17/04/2018
Volunteering and depression; how taking part helped

Volunteering and depression; how taking part helped

Sylvi developed depression when she was widowed seven years ago, and found happiness through volunteering with her local Abbeyfield.

05/12/2017
Fives ways to combat loneliness in older people

Fives ways to combat loneliness in older people

We take a look at five simple ways that you can help alleviate the feeling of isolation and loneliness that older people can feel during the winter period.

24/10/2017
Walking to fundraise for older people in South Africa

Walking to fundraise for older people in South Africa

A team of people from across Abbeyfield will be taking on the grueling African Centurion Walk, a challenge that will see them trek 100 miles in just 24 hours!

10/10/2017
New memory garden for people with dementia

New memory garden for people with dementia

A magical memory garden to help our residents who have dementia has opened at our Palmerston care home in Belfast.

22/09/2017

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