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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.

Keeping fit with seated exercise classes at Girton Green

Keeping fit with seated exercise classes at Girton Green

Residents at our Girton Green independent living facility in Girton, Cambridge have been getting together to enjoy the many benefits of chair based exercise classes. Led by Personal Trainer and Fitness Specialist Lou Carter, the sessions are specially designed to be fully inclusive to all residents no matter their levels of...

12/07/2019
Rescue dog brings joy and happiness to residents at retirement home in Ivybridge

Rescue dog brings joy and happiness to residents at retirement home in Ivybridge

The residents at our house in Ivybridge are over the moon to have brand new furry friend move in.

09/07/2019
Residents experience the magic of Alice in Wonderland

Residents experience the magic of Alice in Wonderland

Residents, families and friends brought the colourful characters of Alice and Wonderland to life at Abbeyfield Darlington’s annual summer Garden Party. Set in in the fairy-tale-like grounds of Danby Lodge, the former mansion of Darlington’s Lady Starmer, the party was attended by well over 100 friends and families of the so...

07/07/2019
Fundraising for Abbeyfield - How team Wagada ran to support older people

Fundraising for Abbeyfield - How team Wagada ran to support older people

In January this year, nine members of Wagada signed up to take part in the St Albans Half Marathon and 5k run.

30/06/2019
Can voice technology help to reduce loneliness in older people?

Can voice technology help to reduce loneliness in older people?

A group of residents at the Abbeyfield Wessex Society’s Westbourne House are taking part in a trial to test the impact of voice technology on loneliness and isolation in older people.

25/06/2019
Inspirational Abbeyfield volunteer recognised in Queens Birthday Honours

Inspirational Abbeyfield volunteer recognised in Queens Birthday Honours

An inspirational volunteer who has dedicated much of his adult life to serving his community – including his local Abbeyfield Society care home – says he feels “incredibly honoured and humbled,” to have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

20/06/2019
Celebrating Abbeyfield Week with staff, residents and friends

Celebrating Abbeyfield Week with staff, residents and friends

Staff, residents and friends all came together for a special Abbeyfield Week celebration with a fun filled morning at our St Albans head office.

18/06/2019
Abbeyfield Newcastle commemorate D-Day

Abbeyfield Newcastle commemorate D-Day

6th June 2019, marked the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings at Normandy. The day was commemorated across the UK, France and USA and even in our very own Abbeyfield Newcastle Society.

13/06/2019
Life is a highway for Abbeyfield Wells Society

Life is a highway for Abbeyfield Wells Society

This week, residents at Abbeyfield House, Wells, were driven back to 1964 when a restored Morris Traveller pulled onto the drive as part of the new reminiscence sessions organised by staff.

07/06/2019

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