News from Abbeyfield

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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Hope Bank View Celebrate Their First Birthday

This week staff and residents hosted a birthday party for Hope Bank View to celebrate their home turning one. There was cake, balloons, banners, singing, speeches and sparkling wine - all the ingredients to a fantastic birthday.

14 November 2018

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Residents in Bedford Commemorate World War One

On Sunday 11th November, hundreds of thousands of people across the world will remember those who fought in World War One. The 2018 anniversary marks 100 years since WWI ended so to commemorate the occasion residents at Darell Jeffreys house invited members of the local community, family members, veterans, cadets and reservists to join them for a coffee morning full of war memorabilia, stories of war and, of course, cake.

07 November 2018

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Staying Active in Later Life

For those in later life an active lifestyle can be hugely beneficial. No matter your age or health condition, there are plenty of ways to add more physical movement to your life.

26 September 2018

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Six Benefits of Reading in Later Life

No matter fact or fiction, reading is a hobby that is good for people of all ages, but especially those in later life. From boosting brain power to reducing stress, reading is a pastime that’s not just enjoyable but also beneficial for your health.

06 September 2018

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