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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.

Giving people with dementia something to sing about

Giving people with dementia something to sing about

Abbeyfield are partnering with Playlist For Life to train members of their staff as music detectives, who will put together playlists of personally meaningful music for residents who are living with dementia.

25/05/2017
Enriching the lives of older people with pets

Enriching the lives of older people with pets

Abbeyfield houses and homes will host a whole variety of animal themed events to celebrate Pet Month, with all creatures great and small welcomed in with open arms.

02/05/2017
Work starts on the site of new Abbeyfield scheme in Plymouth

Work starts on the site of new Abbeyfield scheme in Plymouth

The new scheme comes as part of the wider development of the city’s Millbay area and will address the need for affordable housing for the community’s older people.

10/04/2017
Abbeyfield celebrates fifth anniversary with corporate partner

Abbeyfield celebrates fifth anniversary with corporate partner

Riviera Travel has supported Abbeyfield across the half-decade with donations; each one being made when one of our supporters books a holiday, cruise or tour with them.

18/01/2017
Prince Charles celebrates his birthday and patronage of Abbeyfield

Prince Charles celebrates his birthday and patronage of Abbeyfield

On Wednesday November 16, HRH The Prince of Wales was treated to a special rendition of Happy Birthday, lead by singer and television presenter Aled Jones, with more than 180 guests at a reception at St James’s Palace.

17/11/2016
Belgian housing charity pays Abbeyfield a visit

Belgian housing charity pays Abbeyfield a visit

Abbeyfield The Dales have recently hosted visitors from Belgium at their Ilkley homes. A group of social workers and psychologists from a housing charity focused on ‘communal living’ were touring the UK and had great pleasure seeing and hearing about Abbeyfield and its good work.

31/10/2016
We are National Dementia Care Awards finalists!

We are National Dementia Care Awards finalists!

Abbeyfield's ‘Breath of Fresh Air’ programme has been selected for the final in the ‘Best Dementia Training’ category at this years National Dementia Care Awards.

27/10/2016
The Vatican Cricket team visits Abbeyfield

The Vatican Cricket team visits Abbeyfield

Priests, deacons and seminarians from the Vatican visited the our Abbeyfield house in York on Saturday 17 September 2016. The visitors from the Vatican are in the UK on their interfaith cricket tour of England.

19/09/2016
Topping out ceremony at new £10m care home in Bingley

Topping out ceremony at new £10m care home in Bingley

The topping out ceremony has taken place at a brand new £10 million care and dementia home at Bingley, North Yorkshire.

10/08/2016

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