One Abbeyfield Family: Our creative writing book
Reflections on togetherness – creative writing by residents, staff, volunteers and family members and friends of The Abbeyfield Society.
Each year at Abbeyfield, we hold a week where we celebrate our organisation by taking part in activities. Our theme this year was togetherness and the pieces in this book were a reflection of our theme.
We're so are proud to share the finished book with you which includes a special compilation of the pieces we received. We were overwhelmed by the pieces that were sent in, many of them moving and humorous, demonstrating how our entire Abbeyfield Family is united by the values of community, friendship and positivity that are so important at present.
We've popped a few below ('Togetherness' by Betty P, resident of Speedwell Court and 'Lockdown' by Yvonne, resident of Hale Court) for you to read. You can download the book here or by clicking the cover below – we hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did!
A member of staff gave me
a great big hug! Then I was
offered a cup of tea,
I thought to myself, this must
be the place for me!
It is filled with kindness andglee,
To participate in activities, and
with good company.
Abbeyfield in isolation
Loneliness and dire frustration
No more fun and visitation
Coughs and sneezes spread infection
Two metres distance regulation
Washing hands for sanitation
Wear a mask on transportation
And in caring situations
Virtual hugs – poor imitation
We must fulfil our obligation
And soon return to normalisation
Abbeyfield has complied with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19 and is COVID-secure. Please click to find out more about our response to the pandemic.