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.
The Abbeyfield and Wesley Society is the latest Abbeyfield scheme to join forces with Playlist for Life, a fantastic initiative that helps residents who are living with dementia through the power of music.
She's raced down the world's fastest zip-line and walked on the wings of a plane, now our inspirational resident Betty has taken on a daring abseil.
Residents at our Westall House Residential Care Home went on an amazing around the world trip in just 31 days, visiting 12 countries from the comfort of their armchairs.
Found in the scrapbook of our founder were two delicate hand-written letters sent to our first ever residents in 1956, from then high school pupils Brenda Barker and Sheila Scott. We're asking the nation to turn into detectives and help us find them. Previously based in Newcastle, the ladies would now be in their 70s.
Residents at Abbeyfield Wey Valley had a fantastic day out at the Silent Pool Gin Distillery, where they enjoyed learning about the process of making gin, its history and origins, as well as talking about why it has become such a popular drink today.
Two alpacas are the newest members of the family at our Armstrong House supported housing facility in Northumberland.
Abbeyfield Wendover resident Beryl Hunter took a train and two buses by herself from Buckinghamshire to Marylebone, to show her support for Richard Ratcliffe's recent protest at the Iranian Embassy.
Adeline Franken, a resident of Cove House at the Abbeyfield Silverdale Society, has broken the British record for the oldest female skydiver ever after jumping out of a plane from 15,000 feet in an effort to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).