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First Abbeyfield house in NZ celebrates 25 years

Abbeyfield house in Stoke

The first Abbeyfield house to be developed in New Zealand celebrates its 25th anniversary today! A Stuff journalist interviewed some of the residents and volunteers; you can read her article here.

The house in Stoke, Nelson is home for 12 independent older people and is managed by Abbeyfield Nelson.

Abbeyfield Nelson chairman Barry Mills says it’s very satisfying to see the house reach its 25-year milestone.

“It has been a home for so many people and made a big difference in many people’s lives. It’s a wonderful testament to the power of volunteers – volunteers raised funds to get it built in the first place and volunteers have put in thousands of hours since then to ensure it keeps running smoothly and continues to be affordable,” he says.


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