November 4, 2021
Abbeyfield is more than just a house. It is a home, a neighbourhood, a community, and a family. We care about the health & wellbeing of our residents, striving to ensure none is left feeling isolated or alone. Many of our sheltered houses have an invaluable Friends of Abbeyfield network, which brings people together to … Continued
Artist joins Abbeyfield Bridge of Allan during the pandemic
November 2, 2021
During the pandemic, budding artist Margaret Farley moved into our sheltered housing in Bridge of Allan. Staff and fellow residents in the supported accommodation love seeing the beautiful artwork she creates. Margaret started taking art classes with Madeline Cosgrove in 1992, held at Airthrey Castle in Stirling University, followed by Cowane Centre in Stirling, then … Continued
Abbeyfield Lockerbie raises £101.00
October 25, 2021
Well done to our sheltered housing in Lockerbie for hosting a Macmillan Coffee morning. They raised a fantastic £101.00. Residents in the supported accommodation were delighted to take part and raise vital funds for people living with cancer. To find out how you can host your coffee morning visit www.coffee.macmillan.org.uk
Annual Report 2021
September 28, 2021
As we continue to implement our 2020 – 2025 Business Plan, we strive to improve the wellbeing of older and vulnerable in supported accommodation in Scotland. Download our latest Annual report to see how we are working to meet our objectives.
The Voice – Summer Newsletter 2021
September 28, 2021
Download the latest edition of The Voice, Abbeyfield Scotland’s newsletter today!
September 27, 2021
At Abbeyfield Scotland, we know the positive impact being around animals can make on people’s lives. Animals can help those living in sheltered accommodation to relax, provide companionship and bring great joy. When we spend time caring for animals, it can also boost mental and physical health and help people to become more active. Resident … Continued
April 27, 2021
Yolanda was born in Belgium and has many fond memories of her childhood and early working days. She met her husband through work before moving to Aberdeen in 1955. Although it was hard moving to a strange country and leaving all her family behind, she made many friends with colleagues at Oxfam, who enjoyed listening … Continued
The Voice – Abbeyfield Scotland spring newsletter
April 26, 2021
Step into spring with Abbeyfield Scotland, The Voice! If you haven’t grabbed a copy of our spring newsletter yet, you can download it here.
Benefits of Occupational Therapy in Housing
April 8, 2021
We are delighted to welcome Occupational Therapy Students Rebecca McVeigh and Caoimhe Curran from Queen Margaret University, who are on placement with us for ten weeks. It is the first time we have had Occupational Therapy Students. However, we hope this innovative project will bring many health benefits to our residents and a different learning … Continued
Abbeyfield Scotland Brand Survey
April 8, 2021
We would love to find out how you would describe Abbeyfield Scotland! This fun survey only takes a couple of minutes to complete and will help shape how we communicate with you going forwards. www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YDDGLKY Thank you for your time, The Abbeyfield Scotland team.
International Women’s Day 2021
March 7, 2021
#ChooseToChallenge This year to celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8th March, we spoke with our Chief Executive at Abbeyfield Scotland, Karen Barr on what it means to her. What does this year’s International Women’s Day slogan #ChooseToChallenge mean for you in the workplace? ‘It is very encouraging to see such focus on this … Continued
Celebrate Burns from the comfort of your own home
January 7, 2021
Your Burns supper might look a bit different this year. However, thanks to The Scots Literacy Project (Edinburgh City Council) and Age Scotland, they have produced a fun activity pack to celebrate Burns from the comfort and safety of your own home. Download available bellow. Burns Activity Pack
Abbeyfield Lenzie celebrates 50 years!
December 17, 2020
Residents at Abbeyfield Lenzie were delighted to celebrate 50 years of existence on Wednesday the 16th of December. The much-loved landmark in Lenzie, also fondly known as Ferndean, offers sheltered accommodation for vulnerable adults, boasting recently refurbished accommodation and extensive mature gardens. Phyllis, one of the original housekeepers at Abbeyfield Lenzie over 40 years ago … Continued
Residents at Greenock receive laptops to stay connected this Christmas.
December 17, 2020
Through The National Lottery Community Fund, Your Voice (Inverclyde) has provided Chromebooks to residents at Abbeyfield Greenock House. Nance Smith, Chair at Abbeyfield Scotland, explained: ‘Many people have been left feeling isolated and alone during the COVID pandemic, with much of the elderly community not having access to technology or training. These Chromebooks provided by … Continued
The Voice – Winter Newsletter 2020
December 14, 2020
Keeping healthy and connected during lockdown. Download the latest edition of The Voice, Abbeyfield Scotland’s newsletter today!
Residents share their fondest memories
November 23, 2020
Bridge of Allan residents go back in time to revisit some of their favourite memories! With many people feeling isolated and alone during the lockdown, our residents at our Sheltered Accommodation in Bridge of Allan enjoyed revisiting some of their favourite memories. From photographs, childhood toys, old household objects, and wartime stories, they shared their … Continued
Jean’s life story
October 1, 2020
One of our Abbeyfield Scotland residents, Jean, shares with us her remarkable life story. I was born Jean Wade, in London 1929, and I am the 2nd of three sisters. For almost 11 years, we lived with our maternal grandparents in London as our parents were permanently residing in Dodoma, Tanganyika, in the British … Continued
Abbeyfield Greenock creates an outside hub
September 29, 2020
With only two days until International Day Of Older Persons, we look at what Abbeyfield Greenock has been doing to help fight against isolation and loneliness during lockdown! With many older people not able to see loved ones during the pandemic, Julie Shaw, House Supervisor at Abbeyfield Greenock, quickly realised it was vital to find … Continued
Meet Scott from Abbeyfield Lenzie
September 28, 2020
With only three days to go until the International Day of Older People, we have been speaking to our residents about why they chose Abbeyfield for supported living in Scotland. Meet Scott from Abbeyfield Lenzie! ‘My name is Scott. My full name is Walter Scott Williamson, but I’m best known as Scott. I am … Continued
We need your help!
September 16, 2020
We’re always working to help people maintain their independence. Your feedback will help us decide what future services we should be offering and what improvements we can make. To help make Abbeyfield the best it can be, please fill out a survey here and be in the chance to win £50.00 of Marks & Spencer … Continued
The community of Giffnock House
September 9, 2020
Just twenty minutes from the centre of Glasgow, there is a lovely community of older people living independently, in their own private accommodation. Abbeyfield Scotland’s Giffnock house provides people with their own space in a safe and secure environment with en-suite facilities and the benefit of cooked meals. Giffnock house is perfect for people looking … Continued
Abbeyfield Scotland launches new home management system
August 27, 2020
During the last few months, organisations across the housing sector have been relying on technology in a way that no one could ever envisage. More crucially, it has made everyone realise how dependant we are on efficient access to information. Abbeyfield Scotland quickly realised the pitfalls of relying on paper copies, filing cabinets, and trying … Continued
Abbeyfield Scotland welcomes new recruits
August 25, 2020
Abbeyfield Scotland is pleased to welcome two additions to strengthen their team. Stephen Whitehead, Property and Compliance Officer and Laura Brodie, Marketing & Communications Officer. Stephen is on board to ensure that we continue to excel in the provision of safe, secure, and quality accommodation. With a strong background in housing repairs and health & … Continued
March 25, 2020
On this page, you will find information and updates on how we are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Accurate and up to date information is available from the Scottish Government, NHS Inform and Health Protection Scotland. The health and safety of our residents and staff are our top priority. We want to reassure you that we aim to deliver … Continued
See you anon!
February 28, 2020
Time flies when you’re a dedicated Board member! And 9 years have zipped past for Irene Christie who attended her last Board meeting on Wednesday 26 February. We would like to thank Irene for her years of commitment to the residents, staff and Board of Abbeyfield Scotland. And in Irene’s words, we hope to ‘see … Continued
February 7, 2020
Abbeyfield Scotland is now offering an innovative approach to supporting the lifestyles of independent people in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. Our knowledge and experience is founded on more than fifty years of supporting, helping and advising independent people. We tailor our support to individual needs and wishes, provided by companions selected specially for their professionalism, natural … Continued
Burns Night 25 January 2020
January 24, 2020
Burns Night is a great occasion on January 25th when many dinners dedicated to his memory are held all over the world. The ritual of the Burns Supper was started by close friends of Robert Burns a few years after his death and the format remains largely unchanged today, beginning with the chairman of the … Continued
How to age well and be happy
January 6, 2020
Positive affirmations can be a huge benefit to us all. Below are a few wise quotes from some well known people. Reading them on a regular basis may help you realise the many benefits of aging well. “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to … Continued
Christmas opening hours
December 20, 2019
The staff and Board of Abbeyfield Scotland would like to wish one and all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2020! Our Edinburgh Office will be closed from 2.30pm on Tuesday 24 December and will re-open on Monday 6 January 2020. If your call is urgent, you can contact Hanover Telecare on 0345 … Continued
International Day of Older Persons!
October 1, 2019
1 October every year is International Day of Older Persons. On this day, awareness is raised of the impact of an ageing population and the need to ensure people can grow old with dignity. Over the next 50 years, the number of older persons in the world will grow from about 600 million to almost 2 … Continued
September 26, 2019
After a successful AGM yesterday, Nance Smith was elected Chair. Congratulations to Nance and our thanks go to our outgoing Chair, Ken Robertson for his hard work and dedication.
Introducing learning opportunities for older people
August 19, 2019
For older people, taking part in activities can improve their memory and dexterity, increase their appetite, give them greater levels of confidence, help them socialise, or just make them smile and enjoy life more. Learning is not just about skills and qualifications that help people get on in life. Learning also helps improve the lives … Continued
Yvie Burnett celebrates refurbished house with residents at Abbeyfield House...
June 28, 2019
Abbeyfield Scotland, the charity that provides independent living with support for older people across Scotland, held a celebration at their house in Turriff, Aberdeenshire with guest of honour Yvie Burnett to mark the completion of an interiors upgrade project. Yvie Burnett, the Aberdeen born journalist and voice-coach joined residents, guests, house staff and the Abbeyfield … Continued
EAC National Gold Award for Abbeyfield House, Greenock!
May 27, 2019
The EAC Housing for Older People Awards main event to announce the winners of National Awards was held at the Sheridan Suite in Manchester on the 21 May 2019. With Abbeyfield House, Greenock winning a regional gold award, Linda Murdoch, Area Supervisor and Julie Shaw, House Supervisor attended the event and scooped the National Gold Award … Continued
Scotland’s free bus travel ‘increases happiness for older people’
May 2, 2019
Free bus travel for the over 60s has made them happier and more active, according to the first study into its health impact. The research will come as a major endorsement of the policy pioneered in Scotland 13 years ago. It enables nearly 1.4 million people to travel virtually without restriction. University College London found … Continued
Easter in the UK
April 15, 2019
In the UK, Easter is one of the major Christian festivals of the year. It is full of customs, folklore and traditional food. However, Easter in Britain has its beginnings long before the arrival of Christianity. Many theologians believe Easter itself is named after the Anglo-Saxon goddess of the dawn and spring – Eostre. In … Continued
Board changes at Abbeyfield Scotland
March 15, 2019
Ken Robertson has been appointed Chairman of the Abbeyfield Scotland Board from his previous role as Vice-Chair. Ken was the former Corporate Relations Director at Diageo and brings strong strategic leadership skills to the Board, as well as experience in governance and stakeholder engagement. Nance Smith will support Ken as Vice-Chair and also continue her … Continued
EAC National Housing for Older People Awards 2019
March 11, 2019
National Finalists Abbeyfield House, Greenock and Abbeyfield House, Stonehaven have qualified as gold and silver finalists respectively in the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards 2019 in the category ‘retirement housing under 25 units’. A record 18990 votes were cast, nominating 1220 schemes managed by 190 organisations! National finalists have been selected from the … Continued
the gathering 2019
February 6, 2019
Did you know that Abbeyfield Scotland are involved in SCVO’s the gathering 2019? It is Scotland’s largest event for charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations. It’s free to attend and there is something for everyone. There’s a bustling marketplace of over 100 exhibitors and a 2 day packed programme of workshops, seminars and training … Continued
Burns’ night 25 January 2019
January 23, 2019
Burns Suppers have been part of Scottish culture for about 200 years as a means of commemorating our best loved bard. And when Burns immortalised haggis in verse he created a central link that is maintained to this day. The ritual was started by close friends of Burns a few years after his death in 1796 … Continued
Edinburgh office closure over the Christmas period
December 21, 2018
Abbeyfield Scotland’s Edinburgh office will be closed from Monday 24 December 2018 returning to normal office hours on Monday 7 January 2019. In the event of an emergency, please contact Hanover on 0345 604 4686. We wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2019.
CHRISTMAS 2018: HOW TO HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE FEELING LONELY...
December 19, 2018
With Christmas widely regarded as a time of year that’s best spent with family and friends, it can be an especially lonely period for those who don’t have any close loved ones around. Statistics released by Age UK show that half a million older people in the UK expect to feel lonely this Christmas. And the charity discovered that 300,000 people over the … Continued
How can I stay healthy in winter?
December 5, 2018
Cold temperatures can raise blood pressure and increase the risk of flu and other lung-related problems. Our blood pressure takes longer to return to normal, and this can put you at greater risk of a heart attack or stroke. That’s why it’s so important to look after yourself in the winter. Keep in mind these … Continued
Public votes Turriff as ‘Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street’
November 20, 2018
Aberdeenshire town Turriff has been voted by the public as Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street, recognising the heritage, beauty and unique experience the town centre offers. Members of the public were invited to choose from among a shortlist of entries, which also included Cupar, Denny, Inverurie, Jedburgh, and Linlithgow. Voting was very close, with Linlithgow … Continued
Care Inspectorate awards 5 stars for Abbeyfield Scotland!
October 8, 2018
We are pleased to announce we have achieved a milestone in our Care Inspectorate gradings! We are celebrating achieving an overall grading of 5 which means that people using our services have rated it as ‘Very Good’. Click here to read the full report which provides encouraging and positive feedback from our residents – such … Continued
CHANGE OF CHAIRS AT ABBEYFIELD SCOTLAND
September 21, 2018
After a decade of dedicated service on the Board of Abbeyfield Scotland, Chairman James Craigie has retired from the role. James (Jim) has been Chairman of Abbeyfield Scotland, the not for profit organisation that provides independent living with support for older people in Scotland, for the past seven years and served on the Board for … Continued
The benefits of music
July 25, 2018
Music is an important part of everyday life. We listen to songs during our workouts, in our car, and just about everywhere in between. But did you know music offers incredible benefits to your senior loved ones? Yes, music can be used to improve health, enhance moods, and even improve memory. Learn more about the … Continued
Happy 70th birthday to the NHS!
July 5, 2018
Anniversary year marked by significant achievements. 2018 sees the 70th anniversary of the NHS in Scotland, with a number of significant milestones and records marking the occasion. Since its creation on 5 July 1948 the NHS in Scotland has seen a number of important and significant developments, including: In its first year, 15 million prescriptions … Continued
Dementia Awareness Week – 4 to 10 June 2018
June 4, 2018
Scotland’s Dementia Awareness Week is Monday 4 June to Sunday 10 June 2018. We’re calling on the nation to help make sure nobody faces dementia alone. Dementia is the biggest health and social care challenge faced by society today affecting almost every family in Scotland. Alzheimer Scotland is calling on everyone to find out more about … Continued
New residents encouraged to come and try unique Deeside Assisted...
April 11, 2018
Residents of Abbeyfield House in Torphins are encouraging older people, who are still independent but can no longer stay at home, to come and see what the house has to offer. Abbeyfield Scotland provides supported accommodation in a small and family friendly environment for those who are not yet ready for a care or nursing … Continued
April 10, 2018
Niall Patterson, CEO of Abbeyfield Scotland, has chosen to move on to new career “pastures” and expressed his thanks to staff and residents alike for the many opportunities he had been given to join in the life our Abbeyfield Houses in the past seven years. They had been some of the most rewarding and enjoyable parts of … Continued
New lease of life for Colin!
February 15, 2018
Colin moved into Abbeyfield Scotland accommodation in Inverclyde earlier this year. Previously he had lived in a flat two floors up which made him practically housebound. In July, staff started to work with Colin by encouraging him to walk with his zimmer frame down to the front gate and back so that he could take photos … Continued
Abbeyfield Scotland presented their Core Standards Certificate by David McCullough
February 2, 2018
On a recent trip to Edinburgh, David McCullough, CEO of the Abbeyfield Society awarded Abbeyfield Scotland with the Abbeyfield Core Standard Certificate. This followed a lengthy and rigorous assessment of service quality and governance by the Abbeyfield Society and peers from other member societies. Speaking on their behalf, Bernard Singleton noted that Abbeyfield Scotland had … Continued
What is a blue blood moon? Here’s what ‘blue moon’...
January 31, 2018
Tonight marks the arrival of the first “blue moon” seen in UK skies since July 2015. A blue moon is the name given to the second full moon in a single calendar month. The first one we had was back on New Year’s Day. Despite the name, the moon isn’t going to appear … Continued
Burns Night 25th January
January 25, 2018
Every year Scotland honours its national poet, Robert Burns (1759-1796), on his birthday. Burns wrote over 550 poems in the second half of the 18th century and remains an icon of the Romantic period and a hero for his liberal and socially-minded political outlook. The centrepiece of the Burns Night festivities remains the noble haggis – … Continued
Astonishing sum raised for STV Children’s Appeal 2017
November 13, 2017
Over October and November, residents, local people, staff and suppliers all dug deep to raise the stunning sum of £2000 for the STV Children’s Appeal 2017. Besides the hard work, a lot of fun was had holding fund raising events and a range of “Big Scottish Breakfasts” across Abbeyfield Scotland’s houses. The appeal culminated in … Continued
Generation gaming fun at Abbeyfield to support STV Children’s Appeal
October 5, 2017
Residents of Abbeyfield Scotland were joined by young visitors for a game of bingo and dominos in support of the Big Scottish Breakfast campaign by STV Children’s Appeal. Abbeyfield’s houses across Scotland will be fundraising for children affected by poverty with a Big Scottish Breakfast on Friday 27th October. Schools, businesses and community groups throughout … Continued
Chairman reports excellent progress
September 26, 2017
In its Annual Report 2017, the Chairman of Abbeyfield Scotland, Jim Craigie, has outlined the excellent progress made across the business over the past year. Significant developments included the establishment of a subsidiary trading company called Crandeen Limited to develop and manage new products and services to meet the changing demands and needs of the … Continued
Toddlers join older residents at ‘Bake-off’ style challenge
September 7, 2017
Charity Abbeyfield Scotland’s Coatbridge residents faced the ultimate baking challenge as a group of children from a local nursery joined them to make the best cakes. The event is part of regular visits the Coatbridge Preschool Academy nursery in Whifflet, makes to the home, something which both the children and adults look forward to. Part … Continued
Crandeen gets the keys for innovative supported living for independent...
July 4, 2017
An innovative approach to supported living for independent older people in Aberdeen took another step closer as the team from Crandeen, part of the Abbeyfield Scotland charity, got the keys to their bespoke bungalows in the West End of the City. The expansion into Aberdeen for Crandeen, which was announced in January, is a seven-figure … Continued
A fresh new welcome space for Abbeyfield House in Giffnock...
May 31, 2017
Abbeyfield Scotland, the charity that provides independent living with support for older people across Scotland, held a celebration at their house in Giffnock in the south side of Glasgow to mark the completion of an interiors upgrade project. Lesley Baird, Chief Executive of TPAS Scotland – Scotland’s national tenant and landlord participation advisory service – … Continued
A double win for Abbeyfield Scotland at National Housing for...
May 17, 2017
Abbeyfield Scotland, the charity which provides support for older people, has won two accolades at the National Housing for Older People Awards. A Silver award was awarded to their house in Bridge of Allan and the Coatbridge house was Highly Commended. The Awards were held this week in Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham and the winners … Continued
A successful open day for Crandeen!
May 12, 2017
Crandeen, part of Abbeyfield Scotland, the charity which provides independent living support for older people, is making available for rental five high quality, two-bedroom bungalows at Dandara’s award-winning Hazelwood development in Aberdeen’s West End, along with a flexible choice of personal services. Crandeen held its first open day on Wednesday 10 May which was a … Continued
New supported living option for independent older people in Aberdeen...
May 8, 2017
A new, innovative approach to supported living for independent older people will be showcased at an open day in Aberdeen this week (Wednesday, 10th May). In what is believed to be a first of its kind for Scotland, Crandeen, part of Abbeyfield Scotland, the charity which provides independent living support for older people, is making available … Continued
Abbeyfield houses shortlisted for National Housing for Older People Award
March 22, 2017
Abbeyfield Scotland, the charity which provides support for older people, has had two of its houses shortlisted in the National Housing for Older People Awards. The prestigious awards are designed to raise the profile of retirement housing throughout the country and encourage people to vote for their favourite residential development. This year over 10,000 votes … Continued
Scotland’s Housing Network welcomes Abbeyfield Scotland
February 7, 2017
Abbeyfield Scotland has become the newest member of Scotland’s Housing Network. The organisation joins the 122 registered social landlords who already benefit from the Network’s services. Niall Patterson, chief executive of Abbeyfield Scotland, said: “We are delighted to join Scotland’s Housing Network. They provide a wide range of high value services to support social landlords … Continued
Burns’ supper at Coatbridge
January 26, 2017
Residents at Coatbridge enjoyed a tasty Burns’ supper expertly cooked by House Supervisor, Margaret. The dining room was traditionally decorated with Scottish flags and Rabbie Burns’ banners. Residents and staff welcomed their newest arrival, Jean, who was warmly accepted by all. Jean delighted in her first Burns’ supper at the Coatbridge house and hopes to have many more.
Abbeyfield Scotland expands in Aberdeen with innovative offering for older...
January 24, 2017
Abbeyfield Scotland, the charity which provides support for older people, is introducing an innovative initiative that will expand its operations in Aberdeen through a seven-figure property investment with developer Dandara, coupled with the launch of a new tailored service and support programme designed to meet the individual needs of people in the community who are … Continued
Festive fun, food and friendships in Greenock!
December 21, 2016
Tis the season to be jolly! Not only do the residents of our Greenock house enjoy superb views of the Clyde all year round (situated as they are on the Esplanade) but this winter they’ve also been treated to a feast for all the senses! To the delight of the residents the children of Wellington nursery … Continued
A very special letter from Prince Charles!
December 16, 2016
HRH, The Prince of Wales, Royal Patron of The Abbeyfield Society, congratulated Abbeyfield on turning 60 and he praised the work carried out by The Perth Society which had raised funds to buy a minibus. Click here to read the letter from Prince Charles
New telecare system for residents
December 1, 2016
Abbeyfield Scotland upgrades telecare system for residents across houses We have invested in the upgrade of our existing telecare system for all residents across our houses. The new system, provided by Tynetec, provides a simple, but reliable way for residents to call for assistance in an emergency. All the residents and house teams have been … Continued
Preparing for winter
November 28, 2016
Cold weather can be a worry for those of us in later life. As we get older, our bodies respond differently and this can leave us more vulnerable in cold weather. But with a little preparation, and by following some simple suggestions, we can help ourselves to stay healthy, safe and as comfortable as possible … Continued
Coffee morning at the Inverness house
November 21, 2016
Abbeyfield House, Inverness is holding a coffee morning tomorrow Tuesday 22 November from 10.00am to 12.00pm at 34 Crown Drive, IV2 3QG. Come and join in the fun!
Supermoon sensation in Scotland
November 15, 2016
People across Scotland have been enjoying the rare sight of a supermoon Click here to see some magnificent images
Remembrance Day Scotland
November 11, 2016
Content Also called Armistice Day, because the 1918 Armistice is the event it remembers, and Poppy Day, the first Remembrance Day proper took place in 1919 in a ceremony dedicated to the fallen by King George V. When the Armistice was signed on 11 November 1918, Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig (1861-1928) had been Commander … Continued
Halloween antics at Killearn and Bridge of Allan!
October 31, 2016
Abbeyfield residents celebrated Halloween with special events at the Bridge of Allan and Killearn houses. At Abbeyfield Bridge of Allan, residents and Friends played ‘Abbeyfield Bingo’ specially produced by the House Supervisor. Following this the residents enjoyed a Halloween themed lunch featuring ‘Mouldy Cheese’, ‘Bloodied Tomatoes’, ‘Bat Buns’, ‘Slime’ and ‘Eyeballs’. The horror continued at … Continued
Mad Hatters on the loose in Lockerbie!
October 7, 2016
A number of Lockerbie residents recently fell down a rabbit hole and found themselves part of a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Parklea House, Lockerbie! A total of 14 people, including staff and residents, took part in a competition to be judged for best hat. The hats were deemed a high quality and were either home made … Continued
September 19, 2016
Jim Craigie, Abbeyfield Scotland’s Chair, presented John Leggatt with a farewell gift as we said goodbye to our wonderful Board member who has served with Abbeyfield for 27 years. John has earned a well deserved retirement from his Board duties but we are extremely pleased that he will continue to volunteer and remain a Friend of … Continued
Abbeyfield Scotland hosts largest simultaneous strawberry tea party
August 2, 2016
Abbeyfield Scotland hosts largest simultaneous strawberry tea party across its houses in partnership with Graham’s The Family Dairy Scotland’s largest strawberry tea event welcomes 300 people On 19th August, Abbeyfield Scotland for the first time held a simultaneous strawberry tea party across all its houses in Scotland on the same day. Famous for their Strawberry … Continued
Abbeyfield Scotland is holding a National Strawberry Tea!
July 29, 2016
Abbeyfield Scotland’s National Strawberry Tea event, Sponsored by Graham’s THE family DAIRY,is happening at an Abbeyfield House near you on Friday 19 August. Please contact the house for times. click to view flyer
Abbeyfield Scotland invites the community to their Turriff Cafe
June 21, 2016
The community ‘café’ is to open again on 29th June at Abbeyfield House in Turriff where everyone is welcome. The house, located in The Wynd, offers supported independent living for older people, and is hosting the café from 10.00-11.30am. The cafe project is aimed at helping raise the awareness of what the house has to … Continued
Volunteers receive a ‘Big Thank You’
June 16, 2016
Abbeyfield Scotland houses in the Stirling Council area took part in Volunteer Week 2016 by giving a ‘Big Thank You’ card to their volunteers, the Friends of Abbeyfield. Pictured with Mike Menzies of Killearn Friends of Abbeyfield is local resident Dot Gladstone who expressed the residents’ appreciation for the Friends’ commitment. She described some examples … Continued
Open Afternoon Rosemarkie
June 15, 2016
Abbeyfield House, Hawkhill Road, Rosemarkie are holding an open afternoon on Sunday 19 June 2016 from 2 – 4 pm. Why don’t you come along on the day? Bring your friends or relatives and see what we do at Abbeyfield. We would be delighted for you to have a look around the house, meet our … Continued
Community Pop Up Cafe at Abbeyfield, Turriff
June 7, 2016
Our community pop up cafe will be available again in Turriff on three dates at Abbeyfield House, The Wynd, off Manse Road. The house, which offers very sheltered housing for older people, opened the cafe on Thursday 2nd June and will host two further cafe dates from 10.00am – 11.30am on Wednesday 29th June and Wednesday 27 … Continued
Carolynn’s participation the ‘The Marie Trust Rough Night’
May 19, 2016
With only one day to go until Abbeyfield Scotland’s Service Manager, Carolynn Malone’s participation in ‘The Marie Trust Rough Night’ fundraising event, we want to wish her the best of luck. Now is a great time to remind all who know Carolynn about the good work she is involved in – especially if you haven’t sponsored her … Continued
April 28, 2016
Abbeyfield Scotland is looking to the future and needs to know what more we could be providing by way of services to our residents. We have commissioned market research from Arneil Johnston, a Housing Consultancy firm, to develop this on our behalf in order to better understand what current residents, family members and staff feel … Continued
At Home – Killearn
March 30, 2016
Abbeyfield Scotland Limited and the Friends of Abbeyfield Killearn jointly hosted an “At Home” held in the House in Killearn recently. The purpose of the afternoon was to thank all the local organisations within the village that have supported The Friends of Abbeyfield Killearn either financially or in other ways. It also gave representatives of … Continued
Residents and Staff at Parklea, Lockerbie with the coveted EAC...
March 10, 2016
A lovely group photo of the residents, volunteers and staff at Parklea, Lockerbie was taken recently in recognition of the EAC Gold Award which they won. Liz Guthrie, house supervisor, said “This is a great achievement for us all and everyone is extremely proud and elated to have won this award. My personal thanks to … Continued
Recycling – Haddington
March 7, 2016
” The residents and staff at Abbeyfield House in Haddington have certainly caught the recycling bug” . It’s a real achievement as there are ten people who live in the house and the house team cook two meals every day. Therefore, you can imagine this could potentially produce a fair amount of household waste. Everything is recycled so … Continued
Parklea, Lockerbie wins GOLD
February 17, 2016
Abbeyfield Scotland’s Parklea house in Lockerbie was, this afternoon, awarded Gold as the best Retirement Housing under 24 units in the UK. Rewards were presented at a dinner in Manchester today – which was attended by representatives of the residents, house staff, area staff and management team. More details here: EAC Housing for Older … Continued
Pop-Up Cafe at Abbeyfield, Turriff
February 8, 2016
A new community pop up cafe will be available in Turriff on four dates at Abbeyfield House. The house, which offers very sheltered housing for older people, is launching its new venture on Thursday 18th February from 10.00am – 11.30am. The house in The Wynd, off Manse Road has been open for nearly 30 … Continued
December 23, 2015
We are delighted that Parklea will be receiving an award at this year’s National Housing for Older People Awards. Congratulations! The specific level and category of award – gold, silver, bronze in 11 categories – will be revealed at the Awards Ceremony to be held at Hilton Manchester Deansgate, on 17th February 2016 from 11:00am … Continued
June 26, 2015
Abbeyfield House in Lenzie reopens after major refurbishment project Abbeyfield Scotland, the charity that provides independent living with support for older people across Scotland, held a reopening celebration at their house in Garngaber Avenue in Lenzie this week. On 17 June 2015 the Provost (Mrs Una Walker) and other dignitaries, residents, local volunteers, neighbours and … Continued
Addressing Age and Social Isolation
March 16, 2015
Addressing Age and Social Isolation – our thoughts. Abbeyfield Scotland has submitted its views on the matter to Holyrood’s Equal Opportunities Commission. MSPs have heard how loneliness impacts on the physical and mental health of our Scotland’s younger and its older people. We contributed our own thoughts on what can and is being done, … Continued
Niall Patterson will be selling The Big Issue on the...
January 29, 2015
On 5 February, I will be selling The Big Issue for one hour on the streets of Edinburgh as part of INSP’s #VendorWeek Big Sell. Organised by Glasgow-based charity INSP (International Network of Street Papers) and The Big Issue, the #VendorWeek Big Sell aims to raise awareness of homelessness, boost Big Issue vendor morale and … Continued
Caring at Christmas
December 3, 2014
An Invitation to Join Us over the Festive Season. With 3 weeks until Christmas, Abbeyfield Scotland, which provides housing and support for older people, is offering older people in the community, who find themselves alone this Christmas, a meal and company over the festive period. Christmas is a busy, social time of year but … Continued
Abbeyfield Knit-a-thon and STV Appeal
October 10, 2014
Did you catch it !?? A brilliant night at the @STVAppeal. Linzi and the ladies, Eileen and Evelyn, were interviewed live on air and presented @SeanBattySTV with his Highland Challenge cheque of £21k (including well over £1000 already …raised by Abbeyfield Scotland !! After filming they gave Sean, Jock and Jennifer a gift of the … Continued
Killearn’s Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
September 5, 2014
There were celebrations for the Friends of Abbeyfield, Killearn when they won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2014. This is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK.
Join the Abbeyfield Scotland Knit-a-thon in aid of the STV...
July 22, 2014
Abbeyfield Scotland are raising money for the STV Appeal by hosting a Knit-a-thon at houses across Scotland
Weatherman’s Knit-a-thon visit to Nairn’s Abbeyfield
June 27, 2014
Last Thursday, well-known weatherman Sean Batty, and loyal companion Jock visited Davidson Villa in Nairn for a Knit-a-thon! The Knit-a-thon was in aid of the STV Appeal and the money raised will go towards helping children and young people affected by poverty across Scotland. Sean and Jock were joined at Abbeyfield House by the pupils … Continued