News from Abbeyfield

Tesco gives Abbeyfield a trolley load of support

They’re known for giving a little extra, but retailer Tesco has stepped in with a trolley-load of support to help older people living alone at Christmas. The retailer has given food donations from its stores across Norfolk, Cambridge, Suffolk to The Abbeyfield Society for Christmas meals and celebrations that will bring together isolated and vulnerable older people during the festive season.

20 December 2018

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Abbeyfield Host Carol Concert at Liverpool Cathedral

Christmas officially began at Abbeyfield when 170 Abbeyfield residents and staff gathered together for a Christmas Carol Concert at Liverpool Cathedral. Favourite hymns such as ‘Once in Royal David’s City’, ‘Away in a Manger’ and ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’ were sung with accompaniment by members of Liverpool Cathedral choir.

13 December 2018

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Companionship at Christmas comes to Durham

For nearly a million older people in the UK, their least favourite thing about the festive period is feeling alone. In aim to alleviate lonliness in older people at Christmas The Kingslodge Inn, Durham, is inviting 100 older people from Abbeyfield and Age UK Durham who live alone to a free Christmas lunch and party on Monday December 3.

27 November 2018

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What’s your least favourite thing about Christmas?

It’s the first of November, decorated trees are starting to appear in neighbours' windows, lights are being switched on in the town centre and carols are playing on the radio. It can only meant one thing, Christmas has officially started. For some people, Christmas cheer can’t come quickly enough, but for millions of others Christmas is their least favourite holiday of the year.

19 November 2018

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