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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.

Why start a blog? Guest blog by Grandma Williams

Why start a blog? Guest blog by Grandma Williams

"Blogging by you... why not? I started at 80 and it transformed my life!" Grandma Williams talks about the benefits blog writing brings, especially if you have a lot to share with the world!

02/04/2020
How we can support the older generation during COVID-19

How we can support the older generation during COVID-19

Wondering how you can help the older generation? Try our support cards and read about other ways you can show your support.

24/03/2020
Keep in touch | A guide to video calls

Keep in touch | A guide to video calls

Don’t lose touch with loved ones! Keep in touch with video calls – it's quick and easy to do. We've put the below guides together for those who are just starting to learn video calls.

21/03/2020
10 tips to stay productive when working from home

10 tips to stay productive when working from home

COVID-19 (coronavirus) has forced many of us into moving our desks into our own home where it can be hard to separate work and home life. Some may find it difficult to maintain the same productivity they have whilst at work, so we've listed 10 things you can do to try to work from home efficiently and maintain productivity.

19/03/2020
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
Tips to help older people stay cool in a heatwave

Tips to help older people stay cool in a heatwave

As we get older, our bodies react differently to hot weather which can make us more susceptible to health issues or illness. But by following a few simple steps and planning ahead you can stay warm and safe this winter.

22/07/2019
Can voice technology help to reduce loneliness in older people?

Can voice technology help to reduce loneliness in older people?

A group of residents at the Abbeyfield Wessex Society’s Westbourne House are taking part in a trial to test the impact of voice technology on loneliness and isolation in older people.

25/06/2019
Answered: aren’t care homes the same as nursing homes?

Answered: aren’t care homes the same as nursing homes?

We understand that when you’re looking for a new home for a loved one, knowing what type of home is best suited to your relative’s needs is really important. Last week, our Retirement Living team received a question from the daughter of an 82 year lady who is trying to find her Mum a home that offers daily support.

15/05/2019
The Health and Well-Being Benefits of Gardening

The Health and Well-Being Benefits of Gardening

From helping to reduce stress to perhaps even being the secret to a longer life, we take a look at some of the many health and well-being benefits of gardening.

29/04/2019

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