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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.

"It’s my second home – my second family."

Jemma has worked at Westall House for almost 20 years, staring as an Assistant and making her way up to Operations Manager. We spoke to Jemma about her Abbeyfield story and the exciting developments going on at the House.

11/09/2020
Sharing means caring for older people in Bembridge

Sharing means caring for older people in Bembridge

A partnership between Abbeyfield's Poplar Lodge and Somerset Care’s Inver House is ensuring older residents on the Isle of Wight have the opportunity to meet each other and build new friendships.

19/09/2020
Top 10 Books for Older People

Top 10 Books for Older People

With the nights soon drawing in, many will be looking for something new to read. In this blog, we list our top 10 books to keep you entertained through the winter months.

18/09/2020
Team Speedy Speedwell join Roads World for Seniors

Team Speedy Speedwell join Roads World for Seniors

Residents of Speedwell Court took part in this year's Motitech Road Worlds for Seniors — a unique championship that allows older people and people with dementia to take part in a global sporting event from anywhere.

18/09/2020
Enid is serenaded for her centenary

Enid is serenaded for her centenary

St Albans resident Enid Robinson received some wonderful surprises when celebrating her 100th birthday! Over 20 of Enid's family and friends gathered to serenade her in celebration.

10/09/2020
John's Story of VJ Day in Tokyo

John's Story of VJ Day in Tokyo

John Davies lives with us at Abbeyfield Exmouth Society’s Harding House. He was serving in the Royal Navy at the end of World War Two and was in Tokyo on VJ Day – read his story of the day.

07/09/2020
A day in the life...of a care home operations manager

A day in the life...of a care home operations manager

We caught up with Alice, the operations manager at Pratt House to find out a bit more about her role and life inside Abbeyfield. Take a read.

03/09/2020
VJ Day 75 at Abbeyfield Whitehaven Society

VJ Day 75 at Abbeyfield Whitehaven Society

Saturday 15th August 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of VJ Day and Abbeyfield Whitehaven Society celebrated it in style.

29/08/2020
One Abbeyfield Family: Our creative writing book

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.

27/08/2020
Westall House Dementia Friendly Care – opening soon!

Westall House Dementia Friendly Care – opening soon!

Westall's brand new, purpose-built, 9 bed dementia friendly extension will be opening soon. Find out what facilities are available, see photos of the rooms and more.

27/08/2020

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