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.
As we get older, our bodies react differently to cold weather and can make us more likely to develop illnesses or other health problems. But by following a few simple steps and planning ahead you can stay warm and safe this winter.
Last week, we spoke to John, resident at Sibleys Orchard in Hemel Hempstead about his experience with Abbeyfield so far and how Abbeyfield enables him to live an independent life, without the responsibilities of running a home.
Gilbert has been a resident at Sycamore House for five years. He is an avid supporter and previous season ticket holder at both Nottingham Forest and Nott’s County football clubs. Thanks to Deputy Manager, Jasmyne, Gilbert was able to meet Nathan Tyson, an English professional footballer who has played for both teams!
We’d like to say a huge well done to our Independent Living home in Sunderland; Hope Bank View, for being listed as one of the expert recommended Top 3 Retirement Villages in Sunderland, by Three Best Rated!
The black and white Cröllwitzer turkeys owe their lives to House Manager, Paula who had ordered a free-range turkey for the house’s Christmas table. But as time went on, decided she wanted to give the turkey a pardon and have it as a pet instead to join the house’s menagerie.
They say good things come in threes... three wise men, three gifts, three course meal. Well this year Abbeyfield has hosted three brilliant carol services across the country with the last being held in St Albans Cathedral.
For the second year running, Sally Holmes and her family won’t be celebrating Christmas Day. Instead, they will be giving the best present possible to 12 older people who would have otherwise spent Christmas Day on their own.