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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.

Abbeyfield Pratt House Manager shaves head in daring fundraiser

Abbeyfield Pratt House Manager shaves head in daring fundraiser

The Manager of Abbeyfield Pratt House, a dementia-friendly care home, honoured her pledge to shave her head, in aid for the home's fundraiser for an interactive table.

04/07/2022
The Loneliness Pandemic - Loneliness Awareness Week 2022

The Loneliness Pandemic - Loneliness Awareness Week 2022

The last two years have truly highlighted the detrimental effects that isolation and loneliness can have on older people. Figures from Age UK show that 1.4 million people in the UK, aged 55 or older, experience loneliness, with almost 500,000 going five or six days without seeing or speaking to anyone at all.

19/06/2022
Royal Roundup: Platinum Jubilee highlights from Abbeyfield

Royal Roundup: Platinum Jubilee highlights from Abbeyfield

Abbeyfield homes across the country celebrated the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in royal fashion over a four-day weekend.

08/06/2022
The Abbeyfield Society Marketing Team adds some colour to brighten up Winnersh’s fences

The Abbeyfield Society Marketing Team adds some colour to brighten up Winnersh’s fences

With buckets of green paint and paintbrushes in hand, members of the Marketing team at The Abbeyfield Society had one goal in mind last week - to try and paint the long fences in the expanse garden at our care home, Winnersh, in preparation for their Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

07/06/2022
Girton Green celebrates historic milestone

Girton Green celebrates historic milestone

Girton Green residents, staff and volunteers, and their families, former Trustees of the Abbeyfield Cambridge Society, and members of the Girton community celebrated the independent living scheme’s 10th anniversary on Saturday 21 May.

24/05/2022
Julie’s 41-mile ‘Run Around the Houses’ to support outdoor spaces for Abbeyfield & Wesley residents

Julie’s 41-mile ‘Run Around the Houses’ to support outdoor spaces for Abbeyfield & Wesley residents

The Abbeyfield and Wesley Society is calling on its residents' families, friends and the general public to support Julie, Finance Officer at the Society, as she embarks on her 41 mile run to support its outdoor initiative on Friday 13 May 2022.

10/05/2022
60 seconds with… Paul McLeod

60 seconds with… Paul McLeod

We chat to Head Chef at Westall House, Residential Care Home to find out more about his role and how cooking in care homes is a fulfilling job for any aspiring chef.

09/05/2022
Audrey’s royal memories

Audrey’s royal memories

Audrey Chalk, a resident of Bailey House in Alresford, Hampshire, recalls her memories of the Queen’s coronation, where she was a volunteer for the St John Ambulance service.

04/05/2022
Two Abbeyfield Societies in Scotland receive perfect scores from Care Inspectorate

Two Abbeyfield Societies in Scotland receive perfect scores from Care Inspectorate

The Care Inspectorate in Scotland has given perfect scores across the board to Campbell Snowdon House and Abbeyfield House, run by the Abbeyfield Strathgryffe Society and Abbeyfield Ballachulish Society respectively

03/05/2022

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