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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.

The Remarkable Life of John Flanner

The Remarkable Life of John Flanner

Resident of Hampton House, John Flanner MBE is a man with a life-changing story that has the power to revolutionize your life, transform your work environment, and turn your view of diversity and equality on its head.

19/08/2021
Peter gives his time come rain or shine

Peter gives his time come rain or shine

Peter Robinson, a resident at Abbeyfield Court in Locks Heath, has given 50 years to help UK charity fighting global poverty, Christian Aid.

12/08/2021
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
David’s story of 'An Illustrious National Service'

David’s story of 'An Illustrious National Service'

Aged 18, David left his farm work on the Waveney Valley to embark on a life-changing journey on one of the five fighting arms of the Royal Navy.

23/04/2021
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

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