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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.

Benefits of a career in care – Molly's story

Having started as a Care Assistant, Molly has progressed into the role of Head of Dementia Care at Westall House. We spoke to Molly about her journey, and the many benefits of a career in care.

30/12/2020
Gloucestershire Society supports CCP's Hamper Scamper appeal

Gloucestershire Society supports CCP's Hamper Scamper appeal

The Abbeyfield Gloucestershire Society supported the Caring for Communities and People (CCP) Hamper Scamper appeal, helping to bring the spirit of Christmas and give hope to vulnerable people in their local community.

10/01/2021
Abbeyfield Chairman awarded OBE in New Year Honours list

Abbeyfield Chairman awarded OBE in New Year Honours list

Ian Plaistowe, Chairman of The Abbeyfield Society, has been recognised with an OBE in the 2021 New Year Honours list for his services to elderly care and education.

08/01/2021
Reasons to choose a retirement living home

Reasons to choose a retirement living home

What are the benefits of moving into a retirement home? We look at the reasons you should choose a retirement community as your choice of home in the later years of your life.

29/12/2020
Types of retirement living at Westall House

Types of retirement living at Westall House

Westall House in Horsted Keynes offers many different services all under one roof, great for peace of mind if you or a loved one may require further support in the future.

28/12/2020
Festive Decoration Challenge 2020 winners announced

Festive Decoration Challenge 2020 winners announced

Our Festive Decoration Challenge is always a highlight for staff and residents during Christmas. We had a huge number of entries this year, all of which were fantastic. Read on to find out who our winners were.

23/12/2020
A day in the life of an Abbeyfield Secretary at Christmas

A day in the life of an Abbeyfield Secretary at Christmas

Meet Susanne, Admin Secretary at Abbeyfield Knutsford Society. Susanne works hard to welcome new residents to the house. We spoke to her about life at Abbeyfield Knutsford during the festive season.

21/12/2020
Resident Frank picks up a Farnham in Bloom Gold award

Resident Frank picks up a Farnham in Bloom Gold award

Having won the Gold award at Farnham in Bloom for the third year in a row Frank is encouraging residents to enjoy relaxed exercise in the beautiful gardens. Frank hopes his passion for gardening will inspire generations to come.

17/12/2020
A day in the life of an Abbeyfield Trustee at Christmas

A day in the life of an Abbeyfield Trustee at Christmas

Today’s Christmas Q&A brings us Ron, a trustee of 15 years at Johnson House. Before joining the house as a volunteer Ron worked in the nuclear industry as an electrical engineer for 40 years.

10/12/2020
A day in the life of a care home activities coordinator at Christmas

A day in the life of a care home activities coordinator at Christmas

Meet Charlii, an enthusiastic Activities Coordinator at Pratt House dementia-friendly residential care home. We spoke to Charlii about what it's like to work at Pratt House during Christmas.

08/12/2020

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