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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.

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
Resident Frank picks up a Farnham in Bloom Gold award

Resident Frank picks up a Farnham in Bloom Gold award

Having won the Gold award at Farnham in Bloom for the third year in a row Frank is encouraging residents to enjoy relaxed exercise in the beautiful gardens. Frank hopes his passion for gardening will inspire generations to come.

17/12/2020
Enid is serenaded for her centenary

Enid is serenaded for her centenary

St Albans resident Enid Robinson received some wonderful surprises when celebrating her 100th birthday! Over 20 of Enid's family and friends gathered to serenade her in celebration.

10/09/2020
John's Story of VJ Day in Tokyo

John's Story of VJ Day in Tokyo

John Davies lives with us at Abbeyfield Exmouth Society’s Harding House. He was serving in the Royal Navy at the end of World War Two and was in Tokyo on VJ Day – read his story of the day.

07/09/2020
David's digital art of Westbourne House

David's digital art of Westbourne House

Resident of Westbourne House, David, shares his long-term hobby of sketching on his iPad to create resonating portraits of his fellow residents and members of staff.

21/08/2020

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