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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
Enid is serenaded for her centenary

Enid is serenaded for her centenary

St Albans resident Enid Robinson received some wonderful surprises when celebrating her 100th birthday! Over 20 of Enid's family and friends gathered to serenade her in celebration.

10/09/2020
John's Story of VJ Day in Tokyo

John's Story of VJ Day in Tokyo

John Davies lives with us at Abbeyfield Exmouth Society’s Harding House. He was serving in the Royal Navy at the end of World War Two and was in Tokyo on VJ Day – read his story of the day.

07/09/2020
David's digital art of Westbourne House

David's digital art of Westbourne House

Resident of Westbourne House, David, shares his long-term hobby of sketching on his iPad to create resonating portraits of his fellow residents and members of staff.

21/08/2020
Thrill-seeker Betty helps fundraise for a summer house

Thrill-seeker Betty helps fundraise for a summer house

In an effort to raise the funds needed to help build a new summer house at Abbeyfield Gloucestershire Society’s Cheltenham House – Betty proved the sky's the limit to what can be accomplished!

21/07/2020
Peter’s green thumbs brighten up Clifton House

Peter’s green thumbs brighten up Clifton House

Peter, resident of Abbeyfield Clifton House, is using his passion for gardening to help transform the outdoor spaces at the house and the local community – even creating a Hotel for Bugs!

01/06/2020
Peter walks every day for Christian Aid Week

Peter walks every day for Christian Aid Week

Aged 90, Peter, was still determined to spend his time helping others as he pledges to walk 32km to raise money for Christian Aid Week 2020.

22/05/2020
VE Day 75th anniversary

VE Day 75th anniversary

On Friday 8th May, Britain will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Find out how you can celebrate at home an read some inspirational stories from our residents.

06/05/2020
Abbeyfield chase the rainbow

Abbeyfield chase the rainbow

Across the country, residents of Abbeyfield are putting rainbows in their windows to support our front line workers and the NHS.

09/04/2020
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

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