One Abbeyfield Family: Our creative writing book

Reflections on togetherness – creative writing by residents, staff, volunteers and family members and friends of The Abbeyfield Society.

Earlier this year, we asked our residents, staff, volunteers and family members and friends across the country to submit creative writing entries based on the theme of togetherness.

Each year at Abbeyfield, we hold a week where we celebrate our organisation by taking part in activities. Our theme this year was togetherness and the pieces in this book were a reflection of our theme. 

We're so are proud to share the finished book with you which includes a special compilation of the pieces we received. We were overwhelmed by the pieces that were sent in, many of them moving and humorous, demonstrating how our entire Abbeyfield Family is united by the values of community, friendship and positivity that are so important at present.

We've popped a few below ('Togetherness' by Betty P, resident of Speedwell Court and 'Lockdown' by Yvonne, resident of Hale Court) for you to read. You can download the book here or by clicking the cover below – we hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did!

The benefits of writing

  • Writing is a great benefit for your mental health, you could write about life experiences or something fictional – let your imagination run wild
  • Being creative develops your imagination and helps to strengthen your mind
  • Once your start writing, you may awaken old memories that you would love to share with others or bring to life for your own reading
  • Putting your thoughts and ideas into a story can help with stress, rather than having lots on your mind, you can release the tension and write it all down. Many people find this quite therapeutic

 

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