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Abbeyfield houses recognised for fostering connections

  • September 10, 2019

  Abbeyfield houses in Nelson, Motueka and Golden Bay have been recognised for promoting positive ageing, encouraging community connections and supporting older people by Age Concern Nelson Tasman. Abbeyfield was a finalist in the recent 2019 AgeConnect Champion awards, in…

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2019 national conference and AGM

  • July 29, 2019

Our national conference and AGM, held in Nelson over the weekend of July 26-27, was an opportunity for Abbeyfield representatives from around the country to share ideas and expand their knowledge. We were privileged to have Cheryl Dean, Abbeyfield International…

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Abbeyfield residents value companionship, surveys show

  • July 9, 2019

Our surveys of new Abbeyfield residents show that companionship is the main reason people choose to live in an Abbeyfield house. Other key reasons are affordability, security and safety, and having a housekeeper provide meals. The data shown in the…

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First Abbeyfield house in NZ celebrates 25 years

  • July 1, 2019

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…

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Rhodes Abbeyfield house officially opened

  • March 19, 2019

The new Rhodes Abbeyfield house in Wigram, Christchurch was officially opened on March 16. The 14-studio house was jointly developed by Abbeyfield and the Rhodes Trust and is the 14th Abbeyfield house to be developed in New Zealand. Abbeyfield New…

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