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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.

Daredevil Betty Bromage takes on abseil at 90 years old

She's raced down the world's fastest zip-line and walked on the wings of a plane, now our inspirational resident Betty has taken on a daring abseil.

16/09/2019
A record breaking skydive for 94 year old daredevil, Adeline

A record breaking skydive for 94 year old daredevil, Adeline

Adeline Franken, a resident of Cove House at the Abbeyfield Silverdale Society, has broken the British record for the oldest female skydiver ever after jumping out of a plane from 15,000 feet in an effort to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

05/08/2019
George Docker's plan to educate a young Kenyan hopeful

George Docker's plan to educate a young Kenyan hopeful

Meet George, our 78 year old resident at Brian Lewis House. For 14 years, George lived and worked in Kenya starting as a business consultant and then CEO of a Credit Society which aimed to help improve the lives of Kenyan people.

17/04/2019
Daredevil Betty flies again

Daredevil Betty flies again

Meet Betty Bromage, one of our most fearless residents at Abbeyfield House in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. To celebrate her 90th birthday, Betty decided to sign up for her fourth wing walk

11/04/2019
Meet Doreen, Nottingham’s 102-year-old keep fit instructor

Meet Doreen, Nottingham’s 102-year-old keep fit instructor

On first glance, given her diminutive stature you would forgiven for not guessing that 102-year-old Doreen Gretton has a sideline as a keep fit instructor.

11/12/2018
Ken and Doris Celebrate 70 Years of Marriage

Ken and Doris Celebrate 70 Years of Marriage

Ken and Doris met 74 years ago on Easter Saturday. For their first date they decided to go for a walk and tea in the park and fell in love. Four years later, Ken proposed.

11/10/2018
The inspirational woman who is still volunteering at a local nursery at 91 years old

The inspirational woman who is still volunteering at a local nursery at 91 years old

At 91-years-old, our inspirational resident Ida proves that age is no barrier to continuing to do things you enjoy.

27/06/2018

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