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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.

Preparing for Winter - Tips to Keep Older People Safe and Healthy

As we get older, our bodies react differently to cold weather and can make us more likely to develop illnesses or other health problems. But by following a few simple steps and planning ahead you can stay warm and safe this winter.

30/10/2018
Making time for each other

Making time for each other

We recently spoke to residents; Nicky, Mary and Jane about volunteering and the benefits it has on not on you and your health, but also others around you.

17/02/2020
Kamikaze Gran

Kamikaze Gran

Lorraine (75), resident at St Mary’s House in Hemel Hempstead is a multi award-winning thrill-seeking volunteer with an extensive and wonderful history of caring for and volunteering with both the elderly and adults who have disabilities.

13/02/2020
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 Wednesday 26th February where you can drop in between 10am – 8pm and find out more about the development and v...

12/02/2020
Staff & Residents at Girton Green Dance to Music!

Staff & Residents at Girton Green Dance to Music!

Each morning from Monday – Friday at Girton Creen, Lou - Fitness Instructor carries out a range of fitness classes including Gym and Aqua Fit, Strength and Balance and Seated Exercises promoting health and well-being.

03/02/2020
"Here you get to remain independent whilst being supported" – John, resident at Sibleys Orchard

"Here you get to remain independent whilst being supported" – John, resident at Sibleys Orchard

Last week, we spoke to John, resident at Sibleys Orchard in Hemel Hempstead about his experience with Abbeyfield so far and how Abbeyfield enables him to live an independent life, without the responsibilities of running a home.

20/01/2020
Surprise Footballer at Sycamore House

Surprise Footballer at Sycamore House

Gilbert has been a resident at Sycamore House for five years. He is an avid supporter and previous season ticket holder at both Nottingham Forest and Nott’s County football clubs. Thanks to Deputy Manager, Jasmyne, Gilbert was able to meet Nathan Tyson, an English professional footballer who has played for both teams!

15/01/2020
Hope Bank View listed as one of the Top 3 Retirement Villages in Sunderland

Hope Bank View listed as one of the Top 3 Retirement Villages in Sunderland

We’d like to say a huge well done to our Independent Living home in Sunderland; Hope Bank View, for being listed as one of the expert recommended Top 3 Retirement Villages in Sunderland, by Three Best Rated!

14/01/2020
Sharon and Ozzy saved thanks to Abbeyfield staff & residents!

Sharon and Ozzy saved thanks to Abbeyfield staff & residents!

The black and white Cröllwitzer turkeys owe their lives to House Manager, Paula who had ordered a free-range turkey for the house’s Christmas table. But as time went on, decided she wanted to give the turkey a pardon and have it as a pet instead to join the house’s menagerie.

08/01/2020
Abbeyfield's annual carol service at St Albans Cathedral

Abbeyfield's annual carol service at St Albans Cathedral

They say good things come in threes... three wise men, three gifts, three course meal. Well this year Abbeyfield has hosted three brilliant carol services across the country with the last being held in St Albans Cathedral.

07/01/2020

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