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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.

"It’s my second home – my second family."

Jemma has worked at Westall House for almost 20 years, staring as an Assistant and making her way up to Operations Manager. We spoke to Jemma about her Abbeyfield story and the exciting developments going on at the House.

11/09/2020
Team Speedy Speedwell join Roads World for Seniors

Team Speedy Speedwell join Roads World for Seniors

Residents of Speedwell Court take part in this year's Motitech Road Worlds for Seniors — a unique championship that allows older people and people with dementia to take part in a global sporting event from anywhere.

23/09/2020
Supporting Residents with Dementia

Supporting Residents with Dementia

Let’s talk about dementia – as part of World Alzheimer’s Day, we want to share some of the things we do at Abbeyfield to both support residents living with Dementia, and educate others on what it could be like to live with the condition.

21/09/2020
Sharing means caring for older people in Bembridge

Sharing means caring for older people in Bembridge

A partnership between Abbeyfield's Poplar Lodge and Somerset Care’s Inver House is ensuring older residents on the Isle of Wight have the opportunity to meet each other and build new friendships.

19/09/2020
John's Story of VJ Day in Tokyo

John's Story of VJ Day in Tokyo

John Davies lives with us at Abbeyfield Exmouth Society’s Harding House. He was serving in the Royal Navy at the end of World War Two and was in Tokyo on VJ Day – read his story of the day.

07/09/2020
VJ Day 75 at Abbeyfield Whitehaven Society

VJ Day 75 at Abbeyfield Whitehaven Society

Saturday 15th August 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of VJ Day and Abbeyfield Whitehaven Society celebrated it in style.

29/08/2020
Speedwell Court's Gig in the Garden

Speedwell Court's Gig in the Garden

Residents and staff at Speedwell Court appeared on BBC South News after being lucky enough to win an a 'Gig in your Garden' with Duo Guitar.

18/08/2020
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
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

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