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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.

Anne & Betty's Social Club at Whiston Court

Anne & Betty's Social Club at Whiston Court

Residents of Whiston Court, Anne and Betty talk to us about the Social Club they run for residents once a month hosting games nights, BBQs, themed evenings and more!

13/03/2020
Sheila's Artistic Flair

Sheila's Artistic Flair

From an early age, Art was Sheila's main interest, especially drawing and later pottery, this was one of the subjects she studied post 16. In this blog, we reflect on Sheila's wonderful life, filled with artistry!

06/03/2020
Ivy House’s Resident Artist

Ivy House’s Resident Artist

Ivy House's newest resident, Susie is an extremely talented artist with a love for painting landscapes and scenery.

27/02/2020
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
"Here you get to remain independent whilst being supported"

"Here you get to remain independent whilst being supported"

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
Congratulations, John!

Congratulations, John!

Huge congratulations to John, a resident at The Firs Complex who has been awarded ‘Member of the Year 2019’ by the gym he attends.

06/01/2020
Fighting for King and Country

Fighting for King and Country

Residents share their tales of daring aerial exploits, royal visits and improvised engineering Here we recount the stories of residents who signed up for military service during the war, in their own words.

27/11/2019
A record breaking skydive for 94 year old daredevil, Adeline

A record breaking skydive for 94 year old daredevil, Adeline

Adeline Franken, a resident of Cove House at the Abbeyfield Silverdale Society, has broken the British record for the oldest female skydiver ever after jumping out of a plane from 15,000 feet in an effort to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

05/08/2019
George Docker's plan to educate a young Kenyan hopeful

George Docker's plan to educate a young Kenyan hopeful

Meet George, our 78 year old resident at Brian Lewis House. For 14 years, George lived and worked in Kenya starting as a business consultant and then CEO of a Credit Society which aimed to help improve the lives of Kenyan people.

17/04/2019

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