The Blog ~ News, Views & Features
Supported Living Checklist
17th February 2020
If you or a loved one is thinking of joining one of our Abbeyfield communities you are welcome to come and visit. It’s the best way to see what we’re about and get a feel for a house. There can be a lot to take in as you look around....
6 reasons to get active and how to start
27th January 2020
We all know that exercise is good for you. But as we get older, staying active is even more important. Exercise brings a range of health benefits for your body and mind. It can lower your risk of developing a variety of health conditions, including heart disease and dementia. It...
14th January 2020
We have an exciting new opportunity available at Abbeyfield South Downs. Community Marketing Consultant Are you, or is someone you know, looking for a new marketing challenge? We're looking for an experienced Community Marketing Consultant who has a desire to make a difference in what they do to work part-time,...
Celebrating 50 Years of Service
9th December 2019
Jean Diplock retired recently after working at Abbeyfield Cadogan Gardens in Tunbridge Wells for 50 years. We held a party to celebrate her achievement and to thank her for her many years of commitment. As a long-standing employee, Jean had worked at our Cadodgan Gardens house since 1969. She’s...
Enjoying the festive season
2nd December 2019
Christmas is no longer reserved for the 25th December: as soon as we turn the 11th page on our yearly calendars, the festivities are upon us. Which is great if you’re looking forward to the big day – but what if you’re not? Feelings of loneliness can be seriously amplified...
Trustees Week 2019
5th November 2019
Early November marks Trustees Week, an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do. It highlights opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference. Here we talk to Abbeyfield South Downs Trustee Jo Sorenson, to find out more about her role....
Why choose Supported Living?
22nd October 2019
5 reasons why it’s a great choice for later life Are you wondering if Supported Living might be the right fit for your loved one? There are many benefits, from companionship to hearty home-cooked meals. Supported Living is great for those who value independence, but also appreciate the reassurance of...
The difference a good diet can make
7th October 2019
We all know that nutrition is important – eating the right things, in the right amounts, at the right times. But we don’t always do what’s good for us. That’s just life, and human nature. But as we age, the need for (and health benefits of) a good diet outweighs...
Combating loneliness in later life
7th October 2019
With an ageing population that’s both living longer and retiring later, loneliness in later life is on the rise. The older generation understandably seek the support of close family – usually in the form of children. But when that generation is working later in life than ever before, it’s not...
What is Supported Living?
7th October 2019
While many of us like the idea of maintaining our own home, there comes a time when it’s no longer the best option. Supported living is a great ‘middle ground’, offering a number of benefits for a fulfilled and engaged life. Are you wondering if supported living might be right...
We offer Supported Living for older people. Our mission is all about making life a little easier for our residents.