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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
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
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
Take a step towards better mental health

Take a step towards better mental health

Maintaining good mental health has always been important, but with this year's difficulties, it has become as important as ever.

07/10/2020
Team Speedy Speedwell join Road Worlds for Seniors

Team Speedy Speedwell join Road Worlds for Seniors

Residents of Speedwell Court take 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.

23/09/2020
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
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

COVID19 Information

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