Older people sidelined by obsession with youth, says former Archbishop - News
20 February 2014
To mark his appointment as Patron of the Abbeyfield Society, Lord Williams of Oystermouth has said "Society’s obsession with youth has gone so far that older people are being sidelined and ignored".
Care of old 'cheap and grudging', says Rowan Williams - News
13 February 2014
Too much old age care is being done “on the cheap” because society thinks the final years of life are not worth investing in, according to the former Archbishop of Canterbury.
Plans for £13 million for innovative elderly housing and care scheme announced - News
6 February 2014
The elderly of North Northumberland will enjoy one of the most innovative and comprehensive housing and care schemes in the UK according to preliminary plans announced today.
Abbeyfield selected as charity of the month by myageingparent.com - News
4 February 2014
Abbeyfield is delighted to have been chosen by myageingparent.com as their charity of the month for February.
Arts promote elderly wellbeing and can reduce drug dependence - News
31 January 2014
The Abbeyfield Society is launching a three year arts project for its residents in Nottingham to help promote wellbeing and reduce their dependence on anti-psychotic drugs.
Respite beds for over 55's caught in Somerset flooding - News
30 January 2014
Older people caught in the Somerset flooding are being offered free stays in local Abbeyfield houses in Wells, Wellington and Weston-super-Mare.
It’s party time again at the Jolly Johnsons - News
10 January 2014
It started modestly with a birthday tea and singalong. Then an “autumn colours” trip was arranged to take advantage of the beautiful Cumbrian countryside.
My mother had a happy old age. Others can too. - News
2 January 2014
Actor and Abbeyfield patron Geoffrey Palmer has written an article in The Times about his experience with Abbeyfield.
Best of both worlds at an Abbeyfield home - News
27 December 2013
Making the decision to go to a day-care centre is, for many people, a tough one. The next stage for some — to decide to go into residential accommodation — can be even harder.
It’s that time of year again . . . but feeling lonely and isolated won’t be on the cards - News
24 December 2013
Isabelle Houghton doesn’t like to cry. At 84, she cheerfully reminds herself that’s life; loneliness is just something that happens when you get old. “Then the other day I hit my head on a cupboard, and all these tears came."
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