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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.

Abbeyfield Taunton residents host virtual story time for Nursery children

Abbeyfield Taunton residents host virtual story time for Nursery children

The children of Taunton School Nursery have been connecting with residents at Abbeyfield Residential Home in Heron Drive, Taunton through virtual story times.

24/02/2021
20 facts you didn't know about Abbeyfield founder Richard Carr-Gomm

20 facts you didn't know about Abbeyfield founder Richard Carr-Gomm

Recognised worldwide as a social reformer, Richard Carr-Gomm is well known for his mission of alleviating the loneliness that often comes with older age... but we’re sure you didn’t know he was a morning person.

18/02/2021
Remembering David McCullough

Remembering David McCullough

We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of our CEO David on Monday 8th February 2021.

16/02/2021
Vicki's Valentines Day Crafts

Vicki's Valentines Day Crafts

At this time of year we think about loved ones. Our Community Engagement Manager (West Region) Vicki Gillow came up with three great activities for you to get creative with this Valentines day.

11/02/2021
Ivybridge's new visitor pod delights residents

Ivybridge's new visitor pod delights residents

Students and staff of City College Plymouth built and painted a brand new visitor pod for residents of Abbeyfield House supported housing in Ivybridge to safely enjoy visits from their loved ones.

05/02/2021
Q&A with Abbeyfield Trustee Dean Botham

Q&A with Abbeyfield Trustee Dean Botham

Dean became a Trustee at Abbeyfield Gloucestershire at just 25 years old. We spoke to Dean to learn more about his life and what he get's up to as part of his role.

04/02/2021
Facebook Portal Mini ensures care home residents stay connected

Facebook Portal Mini ensures care home residents stay connected

Residents of Speedwell Court, a dementia-friendly residential care home in Southampton, have had their spirits lifted by the recent donation of a Facebook Portal Mini.

19/01/2021
Gloucestershire Society supports CCP's Hamper Scamper appeal

Gloucestershire Society supports CCP's Hamper Scamper appeal

The Abbeyfield Gloucestershire Society supported the Caring for Communities and People (CCP) Hamper Scamper appeal, helping to bring the spirit of Christmas and give hope to vulnerable people in their local community.

10/01/2021
Abbeyfield Chairman awarded OBE in New Year Honours list

Abbeyfield Chairman awarded OBE in New Year Honours list

Ian Plaistowe, Chairman of The Abbeyfield Society, has been recognised with an OBE in the 2021 New Year Honours list for his services to elderly care and education.

08/01/2021

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