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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.

Bringing old and young together through intergenerational French lessons

Bringing old and young together through intergenerational French lessons

A fantastic new scheme at the Abbeyfield Hoylake and West Kirby Society is alleviating loneliness and forming special new bonds, all while helping young children and older residents learn a new language.

31/05/2019
Super trooper Betty Bromage, 90, takes on the world's fastest zip line

Super trooper Betty Bromage, 90, takes on the world's fastest zip line

Super trooper Betty Bromage, aged 90, has this month completed her first ever zip line challenge on the world's fastest zip line in Wales. Travelling at speeds of up to 80mph, Betty said, " It was outstanding; one of the best challenges I have ever undertaken and I can't wait to do it again".

16/05/2019
Answered: aren’t care homes the same as nursing homes?

Answered: aren’t care homes the same as nursing homes?

We understand that when you’re looking for a new home for a loved one, knowing what type of home is best suited to your relative’s needs is really important. Last week, our Retirement Living team received a question from the daughter of an 82 year lady who is trying to find her Mum a home that offers daily support.

15/05/2019
The health and well-being benefits of gardening

The health and well-being benefits of gardening

From helping to reduce stress to perhaps even being the secret to a longer life, we take a look at some of the many health and well-being benefits of gardening.

29/04/2019
George Docker's plan to educate a young Kenyan hopeful

George Docker's plan to educate a young Kenyan hopeful

Meet George, our 78 year old resident at Brian Lewis House. For 14 years, George lived and worked in Kenya starting as a business consultant and then CEO of a Credit Society which aimed to help improve the lives of Kenyan people.

17/04/2019
Clock Cricket proves a big hit for older people living with Abbeyfield

Clock Cricket proves a big hit for older people living with Abbeyfield

There were cheers and high-fives all around as 94-year-old Mary Walker scores her first ‘run' after going in to bat in a brand-new version of cricket developed for older, less mobile players.

12/04/2019
Daredevil Betty flies again

Daredevil Betty flies again

Meet Betty Bromage, one of our most fearless residents at Abbeyfield House in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. To celebrate her 90th birthday, Betty decided to sign up for her fourth wing walk

11/04/2019
The Importance of Sensory Activities for Those Living With Dementia

The Importance of Sensory Activities for Those Living With Dementia

It's common that our senses go into decline as we age, which can have a huge impact on our everyday well-being. Our senses are vital to the way we experience different things, from the taste of a meal to the smell of a loved one’s perfume. A reduction in our senses can lead to a decrease in mood and may even cause a person to...

01/04/2019
The benefits of becoming a Trustee

The benefits of becoming a Trustee

Research suggests that there are hundreds of thousands of people serving as Trustees in the UK, all of whom play a vital role in the day-to-day running of charitable organisations. Volunteering to become a Trustee can be a truly rewarding thing to do no matter what stage of life you are in.

12/02/2019

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