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.
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.
A group of our residents were involved in a trial to test the impact that voice technology can have on loneliness and social isolation. The results were incredible.
Richard devoted his life to providing help and accommodation to anyone who was lonely here in Britain and abroad.
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.
In January this year, nine members of Wagada signed up to take part in the St Albans Half Marathon and 5k run.
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.
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.
Staff, residents and friends all came together for a special Abbeyfield Week celebration with a fun filled morning at our St Albans head office.
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.
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.