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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.

Easter chick knitting pattern

Easter chick knitting pattern

Bring some joy to your Easter celebrations with these charming knitted Easter chicks, designed to fit over a Creme Egg. Follow our pattern to create your own.

07/04/2022
The benefits of pets in older age

The benefits of pets in older age

King Frederick of Prussia once said ‘a dog is a man’s best friend’ and while this is a very true statement there are many pets that can also make the perfect companion.

24/03/2022
How to… sketch en plein air

How to… sketch en plein air

This Spring, we are encouraging you to step outside and draw inspiration from nature.

14/03/2022
How to: Stencilled mono print heart

How to: Stencilled mono print heart

Love is in the air! Whether your showing someone else, or yourself a bit of love this valentines, Community Engagement Manager, Vicki Gillow, has a crafty activity for you to try at home – a stencilled mono print heart.

03/02/2022
Four pie recipes for different tastes

Four pie recipes for different tastes

Pies are a traditional favourite for many, and with good reason – they’re steamy hot, delicious and can be a healthy contributor to your diet.

21/01/2022
Create your own Angels & Stars this Christmas

Create your own Angels & Stars this Christmas

Have fun making prints that can be used for cards, decorations and gifts using recycled materials. This wonderful activity is a lovely way to reuse and upcycle packaging and paper.

14/12/2021
10  fun activities to help you stay healthy as you get older

10 fun activities to help you stay healthy as you get older

Staying or starting to become more active can be more difficult as your get older, but there are lots of fun ways to stay fit and healthy at any age! Find out our top 10 fun activities for older people.

29/11/2021
Visiting a grandparent with dementia

Visiting a grandparent with dementia

Visits from friends and family can comfort and reduce anxiety amongst loved ones with dementia at what is an otherwise lonely time.

19/11/2021
Gingerbread House Competition

Gingerbread House Competition

To celebrate the festivities, Abbeyfield are running a special Christmas competition for National Gingerbread House Day where entries must create an Abbeyfield home – in gingerbread!

17/11/2021

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