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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.

Preparing for Winter - Tips to Keep Older People Safe and Healthy

As we get older, our bodies react differently to cold weather and can make us more likely to develop illnesses or other health problems. But by following a few simple steps and planning ahead you can stay warm and safe this winter.

30/10/2018
Abbeyfield's annual carol service at St Albans Cathedral

Abbeyfield's annual carol service at St Albans Cathedral

They say good things come in threes... three wise men, three gifts, three course meal. Well this year Abbeyfield has hosted three brilliant carol services across the country with the last being held in St Albans Cathedral.

07/01/2020
Abbeyfield's carol Service Heads West

Abbeyfield's carol Service Heads West

It was another joyous occasion bringing together residents, staff, volunteers and members of the local community at Abbeyfield carol service in Wellington.

17/12/2019
Abbeyfield's annual carol concert in Liverpool

Abbeyfield's annual carol concert in Liverpool

Residents, volunteers, trustees and staff gathered together last week to celebrate the beginning of Christmas at our annual carol service at Liverpool Cathedral. Held each year in the Lady's Chapel, our congregation enjoyed traditional hymns and readings followed by some sweet treats and mulled wine.

10/12/2019
Christmas pub lunch for older people in Durham is a real cracker!

Christmas pub lunch for older people in Durham is a real cracker!

This week saw the first of Abbeyfield's Companionship at Christmas events kick off with our annual lunch with The Inn Collection Group and Age UK County Durham.

04/12/2019
Speedwell Court: five month's of care in Southampton

Speedwell Court: five month's of care in Southampton

Having opened on July 4th 2019, Speedwell Court is already establishing itself as a premier dementia friendly care home in Southampton's West End. We caught up with Deborah Holmes to find out how the how the house and it's brand new residents are settling in five months after opening.

29/11/2019
New Abbeyfield development ‘topped out’ in Millbay

New Abbeyfield development ‘topped out’ in Millbay

The Abbeyfield Society celebrated the ‘topping out’ of Mayflower Court, a new 80-flat development opposite the Millbay quayside, on Wednesday 30th October.

22/11/2019
The impact of voice technology on loneliness and isolation

The impact of voice technology on loneliness and isolation

A group of our residents were involved in a trial to test the impact that voice technology can have on loneliness and social isolation. The results were incredible.

29/10/2019
Richard Carr-Gomm: The remarkable man behind The Abbeyfield Society’s mission

Richard Carr-Gomm: The remarkable man behind The Abbeyfield Society’s mission

Richard devoted his life to providing help and accommodation to anyone who was lonely here in Britain and abroad.

22/10/2019
Appeal to trace pen pals of first Abbeyfield residents

Appeal to trace pen pals of first Abbeyfield residents

Found in the scrapbook of our founder were two delicate hand-written letters sent to our first ever residents in 1956, from then high school pupils Brenda Barker and Sheila Scott. We're asking the nation to turn into detectives and help us find them. Previously based in Newcastle, the ladies would now be in their 70s.

01/09/2019

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