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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.

Families reunite as doors to care homes reopen

Families reunite as doors to care homes reopen

Green-fingered care home resident Bettie, 96, says she is “overjoyed” after receiving family visits following many months of lockdown.

16/04/2021
Celebrating 30 years of care at Friars Mead

Celebrating 30 years of care at Friars Mead

Residents and staff of Friars Mead care home in Kings Langley were treated to a special afternoon tea in honour of Sharon Bell, who was celebrating 30 years of working at the home.

12/04/2021
How to: Mini Egg Rocky Roads & Rice Krispie Cakes

How to: Mini Egg Rocky Roads & Rice Krispie Cakes

Spring has sprung and Easter is approaching! Get into the spirit of things with our delightfully light Rice Krispie cake and scrumptious rocky road recipes.

30/03/2021
Ten easy ways you can support Abbeyfield

Ten easy ways you can support Abbeyfield

There are many ways you can support Abbeyfield to continue alleviating loneliness and enriching the lives of older people, both in our homes and out in the community — here are a few ways you can help.

27/03/2021
Tamar House recognised by Plymouth City Council

Tamar House recognised by Plymouth City Council

Tamar House Residential Home, managed by the Abbeyfield Tamar Society, has been identified by Plymouth City Council as a leader by example over the last year, promoting good practice across the home.

26/03/2021
 Abbeyfield Winnersh receives virtual visit from Chief Nurse

Abbeyfield Winnersh receives virtual visit from Chief Nurse

Professor Deborah Sturdy OBE, Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, has been making good on her pledge to get to know those working on the frontline by paying a virtual visit to Abbeyfield Winnersh.

25/03/2021
Give a Laptop Campaign Makes Connections Possible

Give a Laptop Campaign Makes Connections Possible

Residents of Hale Court can now enjoy family Zoom calls thanks to Steve at G.T. Computer Services, who donated two recycled laptops as part of the BBCs ‘Make a difference, give a laptop’ campaign.

16/03/2021
A Mother & Daughter’s Story

A Mother & Daughter’s Story

Mary recently moved in to Prestbury House sheltered housing in Gloucestershire for a trial period and quickly realised this is where she wanted to spend her retirement years. Mary’s daughter Chris shared their experience and reasons for choosing Abbeyfield.

14/03/2021
Watford legend surprises care home resident Des on his birthday

Watford legend surprises care home resident Des on his birthday

Des Hodges, a resident at Friars Mead care home in Kings Langley, has been a lifelong supporter of Watford FC, and was treated on his 95th birthday by a visit from former player and Coach Luther Blissett.

08/03/2021

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