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."
Community spirit thriving in most remote corner of Britain - News
18 December 2013
The geographic isolation of the Kintyre peninsula on the West Coast of Scotland is just a part of everyday life for the residents scattered along the coast.
The Abbeyfield Society announces its Innovation and Research Grant Initiative for 2014 - News
17 December 2013
The Abbeyfield Society is proud to announce the creation of a groundbreaking innovation and research initiative.
How technology can bring childhood memories to life - News
13 December 2013
More than 75 years have passed since Val last saw the North Yorkshire castle where she lived as an evacuee during the Second World War, but when a picture of it popped up on a tablet computer screen recently, the memories quickly came rushing back.
Red letter day for Abbeyfield thanks to a bumper sized Royal Mail cheque - News
12 December 2013
Abbeyfield was handed a £10,000 cheque by the Community Investment Manager of Royal Mail this week in support of our annual Coping At Christmas campaign.
History curriculum is child’s play thanks to a lesson in tiddlywinks - News
11 December 2013
Thanks to Abbeyfield, Les, along with Gordon Davies, 87, and Dennis Tindell, 88, visit Avenue Primary in Sutton, South London, several times a year.
Waitrose supports Abbeyfield through Community Matters scheme - News
10 December 2013
Abbeyfield is delighted that Waitrose stores around the country have chosen to support our charity’s work through the Community Matters scheme.
For the first time in years I’m looking forward to Christmas — I’ll have company - News
7 December 2013
Christmas means different things to different people. For Marianne McTaggart it meant picking up her car keys and driving aimlessly around North London.
Waitrose Community Matters give gardens a makeover - News
2 December 2013
A team of volunteers from Waitrose have paid a visit to two sheltered housing facilities in Cheltenham to give their gardens a makeover.
Plenty of reasons to laugh in this happy, loving home - News
2 December 2013
There’s no bingo at Brown’s Field House. There is, however, sherry: a small glass before lunch on Fridays and Sundays, and sometimes on other days, too. It is, one learns quite quickly, not the average old people’s care home.