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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
Benefits of baking for older people

Benefits of baking for older people

With National Baking Week in full swing, we're delving a little deeper into the benefits of baking for older people and sharing a few recipes for you to try at home.

14/10/2020
Westall House dementia-friendly care wing officially opens

Westall House dementia-friendly care wing officially opens

Westall House care home in Horsted Keynes has celebrated the opening of a new purpose-built extension to its premises, designed to support residents living with dementia.

09/10/2020
Amazon Echo gives residents of Ivy House a new companion

Amazon Echo gives residents of Ivy House a new companion

Alisha Cordy, Housing Officer at Abbeyfield, treated residents of Ivy House to an Amazon Echo after seeing how much they loved to listen to music together in the communal lounge.

05/10/2020
Supporting Residents with Dementia

Supporting Residents with Dementia

Let’s talk about dementia – as part of World Alzheimer’s Day, we want to share some of the things we do at Abbeyfield to both support residents living with Dementia, and educate others on what it could be like to live with the condition.

21/09/2020
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

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