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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
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
Time together in the Sensory Room

Time together in the Sensory Room

The Sensory Room at Browns Field House provides a calm and stimulating place where in recent months, families and friends have come to visit their loved ones after some time apart in lockdown.

22/08/2020
Speedwell Court's Gig in the Garden

Speedwell Court's Gig in the Garden

Residents and staff at Speedwell Court appeared on BBC South News after being lucky enough to win an a 'Gig in your Garden' with Duo Guitar.

18/08/2020
Sheila's Artistic Flair

Sheila's Artistic Flair

From an early age, Art was Sheila's main interest, especially drawing and later pottery, this was one of the subjects she studied post 16. In this blog, we reflect on Sheila's wonderful life, filled with artistry!

06/03/2020
Tamar House offer a helping hand to families of those with Dementia

Tamar House offer a helping hand to families of those with Dementia

Family members of those who have received respite care are sharing their stories and experience of Tamar House’s service to raise awareness and so others in the local area can learn more about it.

02/03/2020
Dementia friendly care comes to Westall House

Dementia friendly care comes to Westall House

Coming soon – a brand new, purpose-built extension to Westall House providing dementia friendly care, in a well established residential care home in the heart of Horsted Keynes.

24/02/2020
Westall House Recruitment Open Day

Westall House Recruitment Open Day

Westall House is growing. We are proud to introduce our brand new dementia friendly, purpose-built extension onto the current outstanding CQC rated home, coming in Spring 2020. We’re holding a recruitment open day on Tuesday 17th March where you can drop in between 10am – 8pm and find out more about the development and vacanc...

12/02/2020
New sensory room welcomed by care home residents

New sensory room welcomed by care home residents

Browns Field House, a Dementia-friendly residential care home in Cambridge, celebrated the opening of a new sensory room on Friday 15th November, to help residents living with Dementia.

21/11/2019
The Importance of Sensory Activities for Those Living With Dementia

The Importance of Sensory Activities for Those Living With Dementia

It's common that our senses go into decline as we age, which can have a huge impact on our everyday well-being. Our senses are vital to the way we experience different things, from the taste of a meal to the smell of a loved one’s perfume. A reduction in our senses can lead to a decrease in mood and may even cause a person to...

01/04/2019

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