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Join our team at Holdenhurst, Heathfield Our mission is to alleviate loneliness among older people and our houses help people to live active, fulfilling lives. By recruiting talented and supportive people who genuinely care, our houses make a difference to people’s every day. And you... 5th May 2021 Read More Have you discovered the joy of letter writing? Our tenants have joined a letter-writing community and are rediscovering the joy of letters. During the past year of lockdowns and isolation, we have spent more time than ever on screens. Technology provided an instant way to keep in touch... 13th April 2021 Read More The difference between extra care and care enabled housing Holdenhurst is our new development of 48 affordable rental apartments, offering enhanced sheltered housing. This means that you live independently but can take additional services if you need them. 10th March 2021 Read More Older couple on swing Independent living, on your terms Making the decision to move is never an easy one. Before you can feel comfortably in control, you need all the facts; so sit back with a cuppa and let us shine the spotlight on life at Abbeyfield South... 16th February 2021 Read More Abbeyfield offers the best of both worlds We love hearing all about our resident’s lives, and what made them choose Abbeyfield. Jane came to live in our Hove house from Africa, to be closer to her family. In her words, living in an Abbeyfield house is... 4th January 2021 Read More Abbeyfield House | Hove A big thank you from our Hove residents This year has been hard for everyone, especially if you feel isolated or lonely. Living in our houses means that you retain your independence but have a supportive team on hand too. Two Abbeyfield South Downs residents from our... 6th December 2020 Read More A Day in the Life Anna Young – Senior House Manager, Tunbridge Wells 1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Anna Young Well, I live in Tunbridge Wells and have been involved with Abbeyfield for over 20 years! I’ve been a full-time House Manager... 11th November 2020 Read More Beamsley House, Eastbourne Trustees Week 2020 Trustees' Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do. Here we speak to one of our trustees, John Timbs, about his role for Abbeyfield South Downs. 3rd November 2020 Read More Moving home during Covid-19 We are now open to new residents. So here’s all you need to know about moving into an Abbeyfield South Downs house during Covid-19. If lockdown has been lonely or isolating, you may be considering a move to a supportive, friendly,... 16th September 2020 Read More How to help older parents How to help older parents to find the right community If lockdown has taught us anything, its how valuable community is when it comes to our wellbeing – because it’s hard to live a fulfilling life when we’re cut off, isolated, and feeling lonely. With many older people shielding throughout the Covid-crisis,... 5th August 2020 Read More

The South Downs Way

October 2019 Newsletter

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Are you planning to take part in the #biggardenbirdwatch? You can find out about how to get involved with the @rspb and the big garden bird watch from the 29th - 31st. #rspb #retirementcommunity

Tunbridge Wells tenants enjoyed this delicious Greek pie recently. Nutritiously balanced home-cooked meals are provided at all our houses. With no need to worry about home deliveries tenants can sit back and enjoy all of the meals provided for them! #homecooked #elderparents

We love hearing all about our tenant's lives, and what made them choose Abbeyfield. This blog introduces some of our tenants and highlights why they chose Abbeyfield.

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The Abbeyfield Gloucestershire Society supported the @CCPCharity
Hamper Scamper appeal ❤ by helping to fill boxes for older people in the community.
#hamperscamper #christmasaid #olderpeople

Great reminder from @BoomingEncore that laughing can make you feel better in the current climate, (even when you may not feel like it). Laughter can be beneficial for your mood and your health. Is there anything that makes you laugh?

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