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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
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
Peter walks every day for Christian Aid Week

Peter walks every day for Christian Aid Week

Aged 90, Peter, was still determined to spend his time helping others as he pledges to walk 32km to raise money for Christian Aid Week 2020.

22/05/2020
VE Day 75th anniversary

VE Day 75th anniversary

On Friday 8th May, Britain will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Find out how you can celebrate at home an read some inspirational stories from our residents.

06/05/2020
Abbeyfield chase the rainbow

Abbeyfield chase the rainbow

Across the country, residents of Abbeyfield are putting rainbows in their windows to support our front line workers and the NHS.

09/04/2020
Anne & Betty's Social Club at Whiston Court

Anne & Betty's Social Club at Whiston Court

Residents of Whiston Court, Anne and Betty talk to us about the Social Club they run for residents once a month hosting games nights, BBQs, themed evenings and more!

13/03/2020
Sheila's Artistic Flair

Sheila's Artistic Flair

From an early age, Art was Sheila's main interest, especially drawing and later pottery, this was one of the subjects she studied post 16. In this blog, we reflect on Sheila's wonderful life, filled with artistry!

06/03/2020
Ivy House’s Resident Artist

Ivy House’s Resident Artist

Ivy House's newest resident, Susie is an extremely talented artist with a love for painting landscapes and scenery.

27/02/2020
Kamikaze Gran

Kamikaze Gran

Lorraine (75), resident at St Mary’s House in Hemel Hempstead is a multi award-winning thrill-seeking volunteer with an extensive and wonderful history of caring for and volunteering with both the elderly and adults who have disabilities.

13/02/2020
"Here you get to remain independent whilst being supported"

"Here you get to remain independent whilst being supported"

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.

20/01/2020

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