News from Abbeyfield


George Docker's Fundraising Plight

Meet George, our 78 year old resident at Brian Lewis House. For 14 years, George lived and worked in Kenya as a business consultant and CEO of a bank which aimed to help improve the lives of Kenyan people. Now living back in the UK, George is raising money to fund 13 year old David's school fees.

17 April 2019

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Clock Cricket proves a big hit for older people living with Abbeyfield

There were cheers and high-fives all around as 94-year-old Mary Walker scores her first ‘run' after going in to bat in a brand-new version of cricket developed for older, less mobile players. The game, which is the brainchild of Richard Hill, the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) Disability Cricket Support Officer, is played indoors using a sponge ball and a foam bat.

12 April 2019

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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. Complete with coloured smoke, Betty wowed spectators and came back down to earth asking if she could go up again.

11 April 2019

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The benefits of becoming a Trustee

Volunteering to become a trustee can be a truly rewarding thing to do no matter what stage of life you are in. In this blog we look at what is expected of a trustee and some of the benefits of getting involved.

12 February 2019

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Dating in later life

As we grow older, our need for companionship remains. For many older people the thought of dating can be intimidating and perhaps, not even considered. But that shouldn’t be a reason not to try. Whether you’re separated, bereaved or have been on your own for some time, you’re never too old to start a new relationship.

08 February 2019

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Abbeyfield Newcastle has a brand new Tovertafel

Residents of Abbeyfield Newcastle have been chasing fish, completing well known proverbs and catching falling stars. And all through Tovertafel: an interactive resource that brings playful, light interactive games to turn any table into a magic space.

29 January 2019

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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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