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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.

Preparing for Winter - Tips to Keep Older People Safe and Healthy

As we get older, our bodies react differently to cold weather and can make us more likely to develop illnesses or other health problems. But by following a few simple steps and planning ahead you can stay warm and safe this winter.

30/10/2018
"Here you get to remain independent whilst being supported" – John, resident at Sibleys Orchard

"Here you get to remain independent whilst being supported" – John, resident at Sibleys Orchard

Last week, we spoke to John, resident at Sibleys Orchard in Hemel Hempstead about his experience with Abbeyfield so far and how Abbeyfield enables him to live an independent life, without the responsibilities of running a home.

20/01/2020
Surprise Footballer at Sycamore House

Surprise Footballer at Sycamore House

Gilbert has been a resident at Sycamore House for five years. He is an avid supporter and previous season ticket holder at both Nottingham Forest and Nott’s County football clubs. Thanks to Deputy Manager, Jasmyne, Gilbert was able to meet Nathan Tyson, an English professional footballer who has played for both teams!

15/01/2020
Hope Bank View listed as one of the Top 3 Retirement Villages in Sunderland

Hope Bank View listed as one of the Top 3 Retirement Villages in Sunderland

We’d like to say a huge well done to our Independent Living home in Sunderland; Hope Bank View, for being listed as one of the expert recommended Top 3 Retirement Villages in Sunderland, by Three Best Rated!

14/01/2020
Sharon and Ozzy saved thanks to Abbeyfield staff & residents!

Sharon and Ozzy saved thanks to Abbeyfield staff & residents!

The black and white Cröllwitzer turkeys owe their lives to House Manager, Paula who had ordered a free-range turkey for the house’s Christmas table. But as time went on, decided she wanted to give the turkey a pardon and have it as a pet instead to join the house’s menagerie.

08/01/2020
Abbeyfield's annual carol service at St Albans Cathedral

Abbeyfield's annual carol service at St Albans Cathedral

They say good things come in threes... three wise men, three gifts, three course meal. Well this year Abbeyfield has hosted three brilliant carol services across the country with the last being held in St Albans Cathedral.

07/01/2020
Congratulations, John!

Congratulations, John!

Huge congratulations to John, a resident at The Firs Complex who has been awarded ‘Member of the Year 2019’ by the gym he attends.

06/01/2020
Sally and her family give the gift of friendship on Christmas Day

Sally and her family give the gift of friendship on Christmas Day

For the second year running, Sally Holmes and her family won’t be celebrating Christmas Day. Instead, they will be giving the best present possible to 12 older people who would have otherwise spent Christmas Day on their own.

19/12/2019
Abbeyfield's carol Service Heads West

Abbeyfield's carol Service Heads West

It was another joyous occasion bringing together residents, staff, volunteers and members of the local community at Abbeyfield carol service in Wellington.

17/12/2019
Nicola's Volunteer Story

Nicola's Volunteer Story

We asked Nicola, a volunteer at Cunningham House in Pirbright some questions about why she volunteers and why it's important to her.

10/12/2019

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