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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.

Togetherness: Abbeyfield Week 2020

This year, inspired by our theme of togetherness, our residents, staff, volunteers and supporters came together and celebrated what makes Abbeyfield special.

29/06/2020
Keeping calm for Camelford

Keeping calm for Camelford

Volunteer Leandra has been extremely busy helping with residents’ shopping, collecting their prescriptions and running activities so that residents can enjoy the sunshine in their garden.

04/07/2020
Taylor Wimpey volunteers get the garden party-ready

Taylor Wimpey volunteers get the garden party-ready

We are pleased to announce our new partnership with residential development firm Taylor Wimpey. Employees will be volunteering their time in Abbeyfield homes during the difficult times we are in and in future.

03/07/2020
Donaldson Lodge create a lasting dedication

Donaldson Lodge create a lasting dedication

The residents, staff and volunteers of Donaldson Lodge supported housing facility in Potters Bar, have created a permanent feature in their grounds to show their appreciation for the tireless work of the NHS staff and frontline workers.

02/07/2020
Abbeyfield residents serve up gratitude for the NHS

Abbeyfield residents serve up gratitude for the NHS

Residents of two Sherwood homes participated in a recent baking day to show their appreciation for the incredible work of local NHS staff at Nottingham City Hospital.

01/07/2020
A tribute to Dame Vera Lynn

A tribute to Dame Vera Lynn

We are truly saddened to hear the news that our ambassador Dame Vera Lynn has passed.

30/06/2020
Make a people paper-chain

Make a people paper-chain

Each year at Abbeyfield we hold a week where we celebrate our organisation by taking part in activities. Our theme this year is togetherness so we're bringing people together one paper-chain at a time.

06/06/2020
Volunteer Sue receives a Lord Mayor’s Medal

Volunteer Sue receives a Lord Mayor’s Medal

Our volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation. Sue Perry, an Abbeyfield volunteer for 50 years, has received a Lord Mayor’s Medal from the Mayor of Bristol.

04/06/2020
A guide to encouraging wildlife in your garden

A guide to encouraging wildlife in your garden

No matter how big or how small your garden is, you can do your bit to encourage and help the wildlife around you.

03/06/2020
Peter’s green thumbs brighten up Clifton House

Peter’s green thumbs brighten up Clifton House

Peter, resident of Abbeyfield Clifton House, is using his passion for gardening to help transform the outdoor spaces at the house and the local community – even creating a Hotel for Bugs!

01/06/2020

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