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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.

Connect with Nature this Mental Health Awareness Week

Connect with Nature this Mental Health Awareness Week

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 10-16 May 2021. This year’s theme is 'Nature'. In this blog, we’ve collated five ways you can get involved this MHAW.

10/05/2021
Captain Sir Tom Moore inspires Abbeyfield residents to ‘Get to 100’

Captain Sir Tom Moore inspires Abbeyfield residents to ‘Get to 100’

Residents of Abbeyfield took on a range of challenges to ‘Get to 100’ as part of the Captain Tom 100 campaign last weekend (30th April – 3rd May 2021).

07/05/2021
Give a Laptop Campaign Makes Connections Possible

Give a Laptop Campaign Makes Connections Possible

Residents of Hale Court can now enjoy family Zoom calls thanks to Steve at G.T. Computer Services, who donated two recycled laptops as part of the BBCs ‘Make a difference, give a laptop’ campaign.

16/03/2021
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
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
Cathy's Volunteer Story

Cathy's Volunteer Story

As part of International Volunteer Day, we spoke to Cathy Earl who volunteers at Speedwell Court, to find out a little more about her and her experience as a volunteer.

04/12/2020
Remembrance Day with Abbeyfield

Remembrance Day with Abbeyfield

Remembrance Day was a little different to previous years due to the current circumstances, but despite the changes, residents and staff celebrated in wonderful ways.

20/11/2020
Abbeyfield's finest nominated for the Great British Care Awards 2020

Abbeyfield's finest nominated for the Great British Care Awards 2020

We have been nominated! The Firs Nursing Home in Nottingham has been shortlisted for four awards in the Great British Care Awards, with The Abbeyfield Hertfordshire Residential Care Society also nominated.

18/11/2020
Chichester House Manager awarded British Empire Medal

Chichester House Manager awarded British Empire Medal

Jackie Woollett, House Manager at Abbeyfield Chichester Society, single-handedly cared for residents during lockdown. As a result, she was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to care home residents.

23/10/2020

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