News from Abbeyfield and the older people's sector


New dementia care home wins top RICS award!

Our stunning new extra care and dementia centre, designed by Brewster Bye Architects,has been named the region’s best new residential development at this year’s prestigious Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Yorkshire & Humber Awards.

17 May 2018

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In memory of our President, Baroness Brenda Dean

It was with great sadness that we received the news that our President, Baroness Brenda Dean, had passed away. Brenda was an incredibly inspirational woman who gave so much of her time to Abbeyfield, touching so many within our organisation, since her election as President in September 2012.

16 March 2018

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The benefits of being a volunteer for students

Today sees the start of Student Volunteering Week which aims to promote the many different benefits of volunteering to students. Now in its 17th year, the events and activities taking place across the country will get students involved in giving their time to the causes they care about.

19 February 2018

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People defying the stereotypes of ageing

From 88 year old wing walkers to 105 year olds who are still riding roller coasters and breaking records, we take a look at 5 older people in the UK who are defying the stereotypes of ageing:

12 February 2018

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Four Benefits of Memory Boxes to Those With Dementia

As part of our Dementia Care Coaches programme to develop our carers into leaders that will drive excellence in dementia care, we’ve been working closely with our staff and residents in an exciting project to create personal memory boxes.

03 January 2018

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Five ways to combat loneliness in older people

As we approach the winter months, it is important to remember that this can be a difficult time for older people who are vulnerable to loneliness and isolation. Here are five key ways you can help alleviate the feeling of isolation and loneliness that older people can feel during the winter period.

24 October 2017

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New memory garden for people with dementia

A magical reminiscence garden designed specially for residents who are living with dementia has officially opened at Palmerston, an Abbeyfield and Wesley care home in East Belfast. It is thought to be the first garden of its kind ever created in Northern Ireland.

22 September 2017

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Doug The Pug's Animal Therapy

Animals as therapy is a proving to be a hit at Abbeyfield. For the last 6 and a half years, residents at our Pratt House care home in Amersham have been benefiting from animal therapy, through regular visits from the adorable Doug The Therapy Pug! Doug is a registered Therapy Dog with Pets As Therapy.

14 September 2017

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Opening our doors for Abbeyfield Week 2017

From Saturday June 10th to Sunday June 18th, many Abbeyfield homes across the country will be opening their doors to people from the local community, inviting them in to celebrate Abbeyfield Week and National Care Home Open Day.

10 June 2017

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Dementia Awareness Week

To mark Dementia Awareness Week, Abbeyfield is bringing together think-makers from across the dementia sector to help shape the way the condition is understood.

15 May 2017

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Work starts on the site of new Abbeyfield scheme in Plymouth

Work has started on the site of the new Abbeyfield Extra Care Scheme in Plymouth. The 80 Abbeyfield apartments scheme comes as part of the wider development of the city’s Millbay area and will address the need for affordable housing for the community’s older people.

10 April 2017

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