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Fenn Shaw receives Royal Patron’s Award

Christchurch Abbeyfielder Fenn Shaw has received the Royal Patron's Award, Abbeyfield's highest honour recognising exceptional contribution and commitment. Fenn is pictured above: left with Executive Officer Susan Jenkins, and right with nominator Margaret Yorke at a celebratory function at Abbeyfield…

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Abbeyfield NZ recognises 44 for outstanding voluntary service

Forty-four people recently received certificates of appreciation for outstanding voluntary service (10 years or more) from Abbeyfield NZ. They include present and past members of Abbeyfield committees, the Abbeyfield NZ and Abbeyfield Properties boards and Abbeyfield Foundation Charitable Trust. The…

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Covid-19 restrictions lifted at houses

Abbeyfield houses are now operating normally again, with restrictions on visitors that were imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic now lifted. With the country moving to alert level 1 on June 9, this means there are no longer restrictions on visitor…

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Abbeyfielder recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Longtime Abbeyfielder Peter Smale has been honoured for his services to seniors, the community and horticulture by being appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Peter was involved in the establishment of…

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Houses open again to visitors

As of Thursday May 14, our Abbeyfield houses will open to visitors again but there will be restrictions to comply with the Covid-19 alert level two measures. Visitors will be restricted to residents' family and friends, care providers, Abbeyfield committee…

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Houses mark Anzac Day

Abbeyfield houses around the country marked Anzac Day in various ways. While residents and staff were in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were still able to remember New Zealanders killed in war and honour servicemen and women. They…

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Abbeyfield houses closed to visitors due to COVID-19

Our Abbeyfield houses are now closed to all visitors, except essential visitors such as medical and social service staff, as a result of the requirement for New Zealanders to self-isolate in their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Essential visitors…

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Abbeyfield Motueka marks mortgage-free milestone

Abbeyfield Motueka recently celebrated becoming mortgage-free. Its house has been operating for 18 years and caters for 10 residents. Initially it had a $450,000 mortgage from the Tasman District Council, which has now been paid off. To mark the achievement…

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