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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.

Special honour for Southampton resident Chris

Special honour for Southampton resident Chris

The Chris Nicholl Trophy was named after resident of Speedwell Court, Chris, a former player and manager.

09/07/2021
Edna’s teddy bears prove a hit with the locals

Edna’s teddy bears prove a hit with the locals

Ridgway Court care home in Farnham, is home to 87-year-old Edna Jones, who has been creating some rather special gifts to brighten up the lives of children and adults alike in her local neighbourhood.

07/06/2021
Peter & Marion’s 60 Years in Locks Heath

Peter & Marion’s 60 Years in Locks Heath

Peter, 91 and Marion, 83, are living happily together at Abbeyfield Court independent living apartments, in the town they’ve called home for most of their married life; Locks Heath.

25/05/2021
Brian’s Story of National Service, Royalty and Rugby

Brian’s Story of National Service, Royalty and Rugby

Brian Jones, Abbeyfield Brecon Society’s newest resident, humbly shares his remarkable life story – from an esteemed service in the Royal Navy and encounters with royalty, to a love of languages and rugby.

19/05/2021
Families reunite as doors to care homes reopen

Families reunite as doors to care homes reopen

Green-fingered care home resident Bettie, 96, says she is “overjoyed” after receiving family visits following many months of lockdown.

16/04/2021
A Mother & Daughter’s Story

A Mother & Daughter’s Story

Mary recently moved in to Prestbury House sheltered housing in Gloucestershire for a trial period and quickly realised this is where she wanted to spend her retirement years. Mary’s daughter Chris shared their experience and reasons for choosing Abbeyfield.

14/03/2021
Watford legend surprises care home resident Des on his birthday

Watford legend surprises care home resident Des on his birthday

Des Hodges, a resident at Friars Mead care home in Kings Langley, has been a lifelong supporter of Watford FC, and was treated on his 95th birthday by a visit from former player and Coach Luther Blissett.

08/03/2021
Abbeyfield Sidmouth resident makes a new feathered friend

Abbeyfield Sidmouth resident makes a new feathered friend

Resident of Cotmaton House, Dan Gallagher, has befriended Rodney, the red-breast robin who visits their gardens regularly.

02/03/2021
Valentine's with Geoff & Sybil: Retirement Living for Couples

Valentine's with Geoff & Sybil: Retirement Living for Couples

Love is in the air at Abbeyfield… residents of Girton Green independent living complex, Geoff and Sybil tell us their story and why they choose to live with Abbeyfield.

14/02/2021

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