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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.

Preparing for Winter - Tips to Keep Older People Safe and Healthy

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.

30/10/2018
Surprise Footballer at Sycamore House

Surprise Footballer at Sycamore House

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!

15/01/2020
Hope Bank View listed as one of the Top 3 Retirement Villages in Sunderland

Hope Bank View listed as one of the Top 3 Retirement Villages in Sunderland

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!

14/01/2020
Sharon and Ozzy saved thanks to Abbeyfield staff & residents!

Sharon and Ozzy saved thanks to Abbeyfield staff & residents!

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.

08/01/2020
Abbeyfield's annual carol service at St Albans Cathedral

Abbeyfield's annual carol service at St Albans Cathedral

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.

07/01/2020
Congratulations, John!

Congratulations, John!

Huge congratulations to John, a resident at The Firs Complex who has been awarded ‘Member of the Year 2019’ by the gym he attends.

06/01/2020
Abbeyfield's carol Service Heads West

Abbeyfield's carol Service Heads West

It was another joyous occasion bringing together residents, staff, volunteers and members of the local community at Abbeyfield carol service in Wellington.

17/12/2019
Nicola's Volunteer Story

Nicola's Volunteer Story

We asked Nicola, a volunteer at Cunningham House in Pirbright some questions about why she volunteers and why it's important to her.

10/12/2019
Abbeyfield's annual carol concert in Liverpool

Abbeyfield's annual carol concert in Liverpool

Residents, volunteers, trustees and staff gathered together last week to celebrate the beginning of Christmas at our annual carol service at Liverpool Cathedral. Held each year in the Lady's Chapel, our congregation enjoyed traditional hymns and readings followed by some sweet treats and mulled wine.

10/12/2019
Carol's Volunteer Story

Carol's Volunteer Story

We think our volunteers are amazing and our house and homes across the country are incredibly grateful for the support they receive from their volunteers. We spoke to Carol, a volunteer at The Abbeyfield House in Hadleigh about why she volunteers at Abbeyfield and why it's important.

09/12/2019

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