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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.

20 facts you didn't know about Abbeyfield founder Richard Carr-Gomm

20 facts you didn't know about Abbeyfield founder Richard Carr-Gomm

Recognised worldwide as a social reformer, Richard Carr-Gomm is well known for his mission of alleviating the loneliness that often comes with older age... but we’re sure you didn’t know he was a morning person.

18/02/2021
Remembering David McCullough

Remembering David McCullough

We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of our CEO David on Monday 8th February 2021.

16/02/2021
Vicki's Valentines Day Crafts

Vicki's Valentines Day Crafts

At this time of year we think about loved ones. Our Community Engagement Manager (West Region) Vicki Gillow came up with three great activities for you to get creative with this Valentines day.

11/02/2021
Q&A with Abbeyfield Trustee Dean Botham

Q&A with Abbeyfield Trustee Dean Botham

Dean became a Trustee at Abbeyfield Gloucestershire at just 25 years old. We spoke to Dean to learn more about his life and what he get's up to as part of his role.

04/02/2021
Abbeyfield Chairman awarded OBE in New Year Honours list

Abbeyfield Chairman awarded OBE in New Year Honours list

Ian Plaistowe, Chairman of The Abbeyfield Society, has been recognised with an OBE in the 2021 New Year Honours list for his services to elderly care and education.

08/01/2021
Benefits of a career in care – Molly's story

Benefits of a career in care – Molly's story

Having started as a Care Assistant, Molly has progressed into the role of Head of Dementia Care at Westall House. We spoke to Molly about her journey, and the many benefits of a career in care.

30/12/2020
Festive Decoration Challenge 2020 winners announced

Festive Decoration Challenge 2020 winners announced

Our Festive Decoration Challenge is always a highlight for staff and residents during Christmas. We had a huge number of entries this year, all of which were fantastic. Read on to find out who our winners were.

23/12/2020
A day in the life of an Abbeyfield Secretary at Christmas

A day in the life of an Abbeyfield Secretary at Christmas

Meet Susanne, Admin Secretary at Abbeyfield Knutsford Society. Susanne works hard to welcome new residents to the house. We spoke to her about life at Abbeyfield Knutsford during the festive season.

21/12/2020
A day in the life of an Abbeyfield Trustee at Christmas

A day in the life of an Abbeyfield Trustee at Christmas

Today’s Christmas Q&A brings us Ron, a trustee of 15 years at Johnson House. Before joining the house as a volunteer Ron worked in the nuclear industry as an electrical engineer for 40 years.

10/12/2020

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