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.

Boat trip

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Reading Allowed Group to come to Abbeyfield

Thank you to Catherine from Loughborough University for running the Santa Fun Run to raise awareness of Abbeyfield….. Catherine and her team will be shortly working with Abbeyfield on their Reading Allowed project. Catherine explains “Reading Allowed’ is a student run volunteering project set up within the Action section of Loughborough Students Union. The project seeks to ‘allow’ empowerment, entertainment and comfort through facilitating small and one-to-one reading groups for residents. Reading groups can be led by volunteers reading aloud to residents who otherwise may not be able to read to themselves. Alternatively, for those who can – we provide an attentive and friendly ear, supporting the individual with whatever they would like to read to us about! Whilst the project has its roots in reading aloud, Reading Allowed is very much a project of providing company and comfort to those affected by Dementia through much loved and new stories.’
Thank you so much – it is really appreciated by all at Abbeyfield2
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Loughborough Santa Fun Run

Team Abbeyfield

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Abbeyfield entered its 1st ever team in the Santa fun run yesterday. The team was made up of staff, volunteers, residents family members and friends of Abbeyfield.  Well done to all who ran/walked – You are all true stars

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Loughborough in Bloom 2016

On Wednesday we were delighted to attend the Loughborough in Bloom presentation ceremony to collect our award of Level 4 – Thriving for our gardens here at Abbeyfield. We are really proud of this achievement and already have plans in place over the next coming months to achieve a higher grade next year. Thank you to all involved in helping us to achieve Level 4.
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happy birthdayHappy 109th – yes 109th Birthday to the lovely Chrissie.  We hope you enjoy this very special day for a very special lady – let the party begin.

A little information about Chrissie:

Chrissie was born in 1907 in Howard St in Loughborough, she has outlived her two brothers and one sister.  Chrissie went to Warner School in Loughborough and worked as a Secretary for Johnson & Son, Hosiery Manufacturers on Trinity St.  Chrissie married Cyril on 3 August 1935 and had a daughter, Marion who was born in 1942.  Chrissie was a strong supporter of the Church of the Good Shepherd and regularly attended on Sunday morning service and the Wednesday Ladies meetings.  After her husband, Cyril passed away in 1990 Chrissie remained in her home in Loughborough until 2005 when Chrissie moved to Westfield House here in Loughborough.

Westfield House would like to thank Marion, Chrissie’s daughter for sharing Chrissie’s life story with us.

 

 

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Thermo Fisher Volunteers

A team of volunteers from Thermo Fisher Scientific have been grafting hard in the gardens at Ingleside, one of Abbeyfield Loughborough Society Ltd sheltered accommodation for the elderly in Loughborough.  Helping tidy the garden and clearing out the summer house as part of a larger project to rejuvenate the garden to make it a place the residents and visitors would like to spend more time in.  Denise Allen one of the volunteers said ‘It’s really worthwhile to think you are able to contribute in a small way to improve the lives of the residents.’

Michele Walker, Business Support Administrator at Abbeyfield expressed her thanks  ‘I just want to say A MASSIVE THANK YOU to you all of the volunteers from Thermo Fisher Scientific  for their time and commitment in wanting to help us here at Abbeyfield.  Thank you for working so hard, it has made a massive difference.

  I am always in total admiration of volunteers and of Companies that allow their staff to have time off from their work to volunteer

 

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