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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.

Daredevil Betty Bromage takes on abseil at 90 years old

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.

16/09/2019
The impact of voice technology on loneliness and isolation

The impact of voice technology on loneliness and isolation

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.

29/10/2019
Richard Carr-Gomm: The remarkable man behind The Abbeyfield Society’s mission

Richard Carr-Gomm: The remarkable man behind The Abbeyfield Society’s mission

Richard devoted his life to providing help and accommodation to anyone who was lonely here in Britain and abroad.

22/10/2019
How a community came together to open a new garden for care home residents

How a community came together to open a new garden for care home residents

The garden at our care home in Haddenham has been brightened up thanks to the kindness and generosity of local businesses.

21/10/2019
Helping residents with dementia through the power of music

Helping residents with dementia through the power of music

The Abbeyfield and Wesley Society is the latest Abbeyfield scheme to join forces with Playlist for Life, a fantastic initiative that helps residents who are living with dementia through the power of music.

30/09/2019
Care home residents embark on round the world trip in 31 days

Care home residents embark on round the world trip in 31 days

Residents at our Westall House Residential Care Home went on an amazing around the world trip in just 31 days, visiting 12 countries from the comfort of their armchairs.

02/09/2019
Appeal to trace pen pals of first Abbeyfield residents

Appeal to trace pen pals of first Abbeyfield residents

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.

01/09/2019
Residents enjoy tour and tasting at local gin distillery

Residents enjoy tour and tasting at local gin distillery

Residents at Abbeyfield Wey Valley had a fantastic day out at the Silent Pool Gin Distillery, where they enjoyed learning about the process of making gin, its history and origins, as well as talking about why it has become such a popular drink today.

27/08/2019
Alpacas become residents at Bamburgh retirement home

Alpacas become residents at Bamburgh retirement home

Two alpacas are the newest members of the family at our Armstrong House supported housing facility in Northumberland.

19/08/2019
Abbeyfield Court wins bronze Food For Life award

Abbeyfield Court wins bronze Food For Life award

Abbeyfield Court in Locks Heath has become the first Abbeyfield home to be accredited with the prestigious Bronze Award given by The Soil Association's 'Food For Life' campaign.

12/08/2019

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