New Skills for Noreen

17th October 2018

It’s never too late to learn something new. It was lovely to see Norman teaching the key boards to fellow-resident, Noreen, this afternoon. And she clearly had a lovely time. Can we look forward to some new tunes at our house in Hanham this coming Christmas, we wonder?

Residents Enjoy Pre-School Visits

15th October 2018

We’re really looking forward to Channel 4’s fabulous Old People’s Home for Four Year Old’s, which is back on our screens tonight. It’s ESPECIALLY interesting to our residents and team members, now that we are welcoming pre-school, and young school-age, children to 3 of our Bristol retirement houses each week. Here are local children visiting […]

The Best Company for Retirement

13th September 2018

One of the things that makes Abbeyfield so special for retirement, is our WONDERFUL team members. This week, Kelly, from our gorgeous house in Hanham, happened to mention to new residents, John and Norman, that she was thinking of going to Weston Super Mare on her day off. And as they were so interested, Kelly […]

Game On!

12th August 2018

Game night is just one of the weekly events on the social calendars around our houses in Bristol. UNO is a current favourite of resident, Phil, in Hanham. As you can imagine, it can get a bit competitive – who do you think won this week?

Evening at the Circus

8th August 2018

We love summer evenings in Bristol! Residents and team members from our gorgeous retirement house in Hanham had a great time this weekend … at the circus!! … and we haven’t stopped taking about it all day. It’s wonderful to have such great events next door to our house! We hope you all had lots […]

MP One to Ones in Hanham

13th June 2018

It was lovely to meet Chris Skidmore, this week, the MP for Hanham, when he came to see us at Kift Lodge, our gorgeous retirement house on Memorial Road, Hanham. Mr Skidmore had a great time meeting several of our residents one-to-one, and then chatting to a large group over coffee. Residents enjoyed listening to Mr […]

It’s Tea Cups for the Birds in Hanham!

2nd June 2018

We’ve enjoyed watching the wildlife so much at our house in Hanham, that residents have made some stunning, new teacup feeders to help the array of wild birds that visit our lovely gardens. Thanks to Soraya Babai from Kift Lodge for this gorgeous photo. 

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, […]

Flowers for New Hanham Resident, John

5th May 2018

  New resident, John, is loving life at our retirement house in Hanham, and took part in some summer flower arranging this week. Originally, from Redfield in Bristol, John says he loves gardening, and is enjoying helping out, where he can, around the retirement house. John joined our lovely community at Kift Lodge when his […]

Sunny Lunch at the Saltford Inn

25th April 2018

Thanks to Kelly Englander, team member at our gorgeous retirement house in Hanham, for this great photo of residents enjoying a sunny lunch at The Riverside Inn in Saltford ast week. The Inn is set in picturesque surroundings, beside Kelston Lock, overlooking the River Avon. As you can see, we had a wonderful day enjoying great pub […]

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 […]

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).

Kift Lodge does a creative Easter

1st April 2018

What a super Easter Sunday we had today. Not only did we enjoy a fabulous lamb lunch, with a gorgeous basket of chocolate on each table, prepared by wonderful cook, Connie, but we also spent the morning making our own table decorations. Residents Norman, Thelma, Brenda and Betty did some creative flower arranging and made […]

Mouth-Watering Fundraiser

22nd March 2018

Despite last week’s snow preventing some of our guests from joining us, we still had a wonderful time at the coffee morning at our gorgeous retirement house in Hanham last week. As you can see, there were some mouth-watering cakes, which residents from Hanham and guests from Abbeyfield House in Keynsham really enjoyed. We still managed […]

Egg Blowing is “a First” for Hanham Residents

18th March 2018

At our lovely retirement house in Hanham this weekend, we’ve put up our Easter tree. It’s a bit early but we thought it’d be nice to have it on display for our coffee and cake morning tomorrow. Some photos here too, of our residents making the gorgeous decorations. Many said they’d never blown an egg before, […]

Happy Birthday to Hanham’s Bryan

14th March 2018

Happy birthday today to Bryan Rogers, a resident at Kift Lodge, our fabulous retirement house in Hanham. Can’t believe it’s a year since we posted photos of Bryan’s last birthday! Where does the time go? This year we enjoyed a meal out with Bryan fellow residents, and team members! Have a great one, Bryan, from […]

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 […]

Resident in the Spotlight: Beryl Williams

9th March 2018

We’re delighted to introduce you to Beryl Williams, a resident at our fabulous house in #Hanham, and who was happy to volunteer to be our second “Resident in the Spotlight”. Beryl was actually born in Hanham, but lived in Clifton with her husband. When he sadly passed away, she disliked living alone and returned to her […]

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 […]

Hanham In the News

23rd February 2018

Hanham and Keynsham residents, watch out for this week’s edition of The Week In newspaper, featuring our fabulous house in Hanham and an interview with manager Joleigh Hayward. Joleigh worked at the house for a year before being promoted to manager, and in the article, she says “I love working with the team here and […]