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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