Garden Delights in Henleaze

5th July 2018

Thank you to all the ladies from St Peter’s Church, in Henleaze, who joined us for refreshments and cake, before we cut the ribbon, officially opening our new potting shed. The residents of our gorgeous house on Westbury Road, loved meeting new friends. and we all enjoyed showing everyone around the gardens, and house. Hmmm, […]

New Minibus Gets Out and About

22nd May 2018

Whoop whoop! We’re so excited to meet our new minibus for the first time. Our old, dark blue bus had served us well, but it was time for a new kid on the block. We are loving our new, white bus, with fresh branding along the lines of our house signs, Here is Pauline Warbutton, […]

Happy UK Coffee Week

19th April 2018

We’re coming to the end of UK Coffee Week and it’s all about getting together to enjoy the nation’s second favourite hot drink. We’re no stranger to coffee mornings in our Abbeyfield houses. They’re a daily occurrence and a great chance to get together to catch up and enjoy conversation with like-minded people. Here’s our […]

Beryl’s the Winner of Spring Bouquet

10th April 2018

Congratulations to resident, Beryl Holt, who won the raffle to keep the gorgeous spring bouquet today. Local florist, Sue, came along to show us how to make the most gorgeous bouquet and we had a lovely morning learning. Thanks to Sue. 

Celebrating our Abbeyfield Siblings

10th April 2018

It’s National Siblings Day today, and we’re celebrating the fabulous siblings who work across our Abbeyfield retirement houses in Bristol.  Meet Amy (Henleaze), Hannah (Head Office), Paul and Sara (Redland).

Keynsham and Redland in Competitive Spirit

11th March 2018

British Pie Week certainly gets our residents talking each year, and our cooks do love a competition. Who will win the much-coveted Pie Week Trophy this year? In Redland last week, last year’s winner Paul, cooked a delicious steak and mushroom pie, presented beautifully with delicious spring vegetables. Meanwhile, his sister and culinary-rival, Sara, went […]

Our Thoughts on International Women’s Day

8th March 2018

Happy International Women’s Day to everyone who supports us, works with us, volunteers with us, and of course, to all our wonderful residents! We asked our chief executive Frances Stretton, what today’s celebrations mean to her: “Today, International Women’s Day, my thoughts turn to our residents, who never fail to amaze me – the stories […]

It’s Pie Week and Competition Time!

6th March 2018

It’s British Pie Week. and our houses have been cooking up a treat to win the much-coveted Pie Week Trophy! Here’s one of our fabulous cooks at Abbeyfield House in Henleaze today, just about to serve the biggest pie I’ve ever seen! Looks delicious, Lyn!! And resident, Peggy, looks quite pleased too. Good luck to […]

Warm Welcome from Mother’s Union

14th February 2018

Thank you SO MUCH to the wonderful women from the Mother’s Union for inviting us to talk after their AGM at St Peter’s Church Henleaze, yesterday. The manager of Abbeyfield houses in Redland and Henleaze, Suzanne MacKenzie, and marketing manager Jules Appleby, received a lovely welcome and enjoyed talking to the group about the fascinating history […]

Henleaze Open Day Success

25th November 2017

Thank you to everyone who came along to support our open afternoon at our wonderful retirement house in Henleaze today. Cooks Mandy and Lynn had made the most fantastic array of cakes, and all the team members had worked tirelessly this week to get everything ready. We were delighted to welcome so many visitors who […]

Come Along to Open Afternoon

8th November 2017

Please join us at our open afternoon at our fabulous house in Henleaze on Saturday 25 November from 2pm. There’ll be live music, home made refreshments, and team members and residents will be on hand to chat and give you a guided tour!  Everyone is welcome so do just turn up on the day OR […]

We’ve Won 3 Blooming Awards!

18th October 2017

Woo hoo! We are over the moon! We’re are totally thrilled to have received, not one, but 3 AWARDS last Thursday at the RHS – Royal Horticultural Society evening in Keynsham. ** RHS and South West in Bloom ‘2017 It’s Your Neighbourhood’ Award** Gold Award in the Keynsham in Bloom Community Category** 3rd place in the Great Bike […]

A Welcome Distraction in the Office

13th October 2017

What a week it’s been! Without a doubt, national Chocolate Week was a great opportunity for our cooks to showcase their talents and for our 5 houses to get their teeth into some sweet competition. On Monday, Connie (Hanham), baked a gorgeous chocolate pudding, and then Sue (Keynsham) made some delicious chocolate mousse cups for […]

A Wonderful Alternative – that’s us!

15th August 2017

We offer a WONDERFUL alternative for retired people who might be just struggling to live on their own. If the idea of renting a lovely flat with all inclusive AFFORDABLE fees; DELICIOUS home-cooked meals; PRIVACY when you want it AND a calendar of social activities (when you’re in the mood) sounds good, GET IN TOUCH!! […]

Be a Star

2nd August 2017

We’re always looking for volunteers at our houses in Redland, Henleaze, Easter Compton, Keynsham and Hanham. If you fancy taking a quiz night, organising a trip, or just coming along for a game of Scrabble, please message us or call on 0117 973 6997.

Beautiful Gardens are ‘Highly Commended’

19th July 2017

Well done to our houses in Redland and Henleaze for entering The Abbeyfield Society’s inter-house horticultural competition, the Doorstep Challenge, this year. Residents and team members worked tirelessly to create fabulous, colourful displays at the front of the houses, and in and around the back gardens too. We really enjoyed the taking part and, although we missed […]

Do You Really Need a Care Home?

6th July 2017

ABBEYFIELD HOUSES IN THE BRISTOL AREA AREN’T CARE OR NURSING HOMES, but we still want you to be aware of this report, and follow Age UK’s guidelines if you think you need a care, or nursing home. The Care Quality Commission publishes its report today having looked at 24,000 services and branded their findings “completely unacceptable” […]

Welcome to Maureen

6th July 2017

A huge welcome to Maureen who has just arrived at our house in Henleaze. Maureen is currently staying in our guest room while her family is away and plans to move into her new flat in the house shortly. We are always happy for potential new residents to stay with us on a trial basis […]

Sunshine and Flowers in Henleaze

30th June 2017

Our five houses look lovely all-year round, but we can’t deny that the combination of flowers and sunshine really brings out the best of everything. Our fabulous retirement house on Westbury Road in Henleaze, offers studio and one-bedroom flats to rent for older people wanting to live independently. The fees are inclusive of all utility bills […]

New Brochures are Here!

28th June 2017

They’re here! Our new brochures have arrived. There are fabulous photos of all our houses, team members and residents. You can pick up a brochure in any of our houses, or call us and we’ll pop one in the post. 0117 973 6997