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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.

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
Families reunite as doors to care homes reopen

Families reunite as doors to care homes reopen

Green-fingered care home resident Bettie, 96, says she is “overjoyed” after receiving family visits following many months of lockdown.

16/04/2021
Celebrating 30 years of care at Friars Mead

Celebrating 30 years of care at Friars Mead

Residents and staff of Friars Mead care home in Kings Langley were treated to a special afternoon tea in honour of Sharon Bell, who was celebrating 30 years of working at the home.

12/04/2021
Tamar House recognised by Plymouth City Council

Tamar House recognised by Plymouth City Council

Tamar House Residential Home, managed by the Abbeyfield Tamar Society, has been identified by Plymouth City Council as a leader by example over the last year, promoting good practice across the home.

26/03/2021
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
A Mother & Daughter’s Story

A Mother & Daughter’s Story

Mary recently moved in to Prestbury House sheltered housing in Gloucestershire for a trial period and quickly realised this is where she wanted to spend her retirement years. Mary’s daughter Chris shared their experience and reasons for choosing Abbeyfield.

14/03/2021
Watford legend surprises care home resident Des on his birthday

Watford legend surprises care home resident Des on his birthday

Des Hodges, a resident at Friars Mead care home in Kings Langley, has been a lifelong supporter of Watford FC, and was treated on his 95th birthday by a visit from former player and Coach Luther Blissett.

08/03/2021
Abbeyfield Sidmouth resident makes a new feathered friend

Abbeyfield Sidmouth resident makes a new feathered friend

Resident of Cotmaton House, Dan Gallagher, has befriended Rodney, the red-breast robin who visits their gardens regularly.

02/03/2021
Abbeyfield Taunton residents host virtual story time for Nursery children

Abbeyfield Taunton residents host virtual story time for Nursery children

The children of Taunton School Nursery have been connecting with residents at Abbeyfield Residential Home in Heron Drive, Taunton through virtual story times.

24/02/2021

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