Train your brain

Have you tested your brain recently! According to the Alzeimer’s Society website, they have funded researchers at King’s College London to test whether doing brain training games can improve cognitive function in older people. The study found that playing the games – which challenge people on reasoning and problem solving- can help people over 60 to get on better with their daily activities over 6 months. The researchers also saw improvements in reasoning and verbal learning skills in those over 50. Have a go by using the link: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/info/20054/our_achievements/766/have_a_go_at_brain_training
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Praise and admiration for Abbeyfield Loughborough Society!

I have nothing but praise and admiration for the reactions of everyone connected to Abbeyfield, from the medical team at Pinford Gate, but mainly to all people employed in various positions within the Abbeyfield Home (Westfield Drive) including the volunteers, who do a fantastic job for the love of it, the catering staff and the carers at all levels. Also the seniors who are responsible for the ground troops in the home and maintaining the high standard of care that my wife enjoyed, but by no means least, the residents of Abbeyfield who must have made a positive contribution. For the family and myself I just wish to offer my sincere thanks to all the friends at Abbeyfield who, in their own particular way, have helped my wife though her latter days of her illness. It was very gratifying for all the family when visiting to see she looked very contented. My sincere thanks
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Thank you for making Christmas Special!

Just to say thank you to you and all the staff for making Christmas special for residents and their families.  It was lovely to be part of the party last week and the time with the Salvation Army.  It is great to see Mum enjoying Christmas again.  Recent Christmases have been a time of anxiety and stress for her. Thank you again. I wish you all a Happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year.
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Dust off your Elf hat and make a difference to older people

Dust off your Elf hat and make a difference to older people Throughout the festive period, our Abbeyfield Loughborough houses will host events for our residents. Picture sing-a-longs, delicious home-cooked meals and best of all, great company. To help us make this Christmas the best Christmas ever, we’re looking for a whole range of Santa’s little helpers (otherwise known as volunteers!) to support our events and, of course, join in the celebrations. Our doors are open to individuals and groups; either families and friends. We know that volunteering has no age barrier and would love to see our neighbours of all ages join in the festive fun. Roles may include:
  • Laughing, chatting and the odd ‘Ho,ho,ho!’ • Bringing the X-factor to our carol sing along • Being ready to lose at board games • Getting covered in glue and glitter during crafts • Serving mince pies and the odd glass of sherry!
So, what’s stopping you? Register your interest with Mandy or Julie on 01509 266605.
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Abbeyfield Loughborough Society Gardens Gain Award!

Abbeyfield Loughborough Society have been awarded a Level 4 achievement for our Thriving Gardens. The Certificate was presented in a Awards Gala Dinner at Burleigh Court Hotel from representatives from The Royal Horticultural Society, Loughborough in Bloom on Tuesday 7th November.  Well Done to Terry and the maintenance team for your out-standing achievement! The Don’t Make Around awards recognise some fantastic environmental efforts while the Loughborough in Bloom Neighbourhood awards the great work being carried out to support the bloom bid. This year the town won the gold again and the best small city category.
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Spare time? Volunteer with us

Volunteers are the back bone to Abbeyfield Loughborough Society… With our residents:
  • Chatting and eating delicious cake – we really do make good cake!
  • Sharing your skills, whether as a tech whiz, a creative crafter or stupendous singer!
Behind the scenes in our houses:
  • Putting your green fingers to the test in our gardens
  • Flipping sausages at our summer BBQ’s
In your local community:
  • Telling everyone you meet about Abbeyfield and the work we do
  • Fundraising to enable us to do more
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We’re taking the residents at Westfield Drive to the Abbeyfield beach this week! Everyone’s looking forward to making sand castles and floating our beach ball around our outside beach garden. After all the activities we’re having a seaside favourite of Fish & Chip’s. We love our fun day’s at Abbeyfield Loughborough.