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!! […]

Enjoying Home-Grown Vegetables

7th August 2017

Here’s Pat, our fabulous chef from Abbeyfield House in Keynsham, showing off some of our home-grown runner beans. We are collecting them in every couple of days and freezing them until we have enough for everyone to enjoy. Yum Yum!

Creative Afternoons

10th August 2017

We had a great craft afternoon this week at our house in Keynsham, making these gorgeous tea light holders. Sarah comes every 6 weeks with lovely ideas like this for our Craft Afternoon. It’s a great way to catch up with friends and feel rather accomplished at the end of the session too.

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.

Blackpool Comes to Hanham

31st July 2017

Today, some of the residents at our Hanham house enjoyed a seated dance class given by Lauren of Golden Toes Bristol. We loved the BLACKPOOL theme! Great exercises and stretches for achy joints and muscles. We felt amazing afterwards and can’t wait for next week’s class. Bring on Strictly!!

House in Bloom

31st July 2017

Great news this week from Abbeyfield House in Keynsham! One of the judges from Keynsham in Bloom was so impressed with our garden, and horticultural team of residents, staff and volunteers, that she has now entered us into the RHS Community Garden. Judging takes place soon and we are just thrilled to be invited to […]

Heavenly Gardens in Hanham

26th July 2017

Our fabulous house in Hanham is surrounded by gardens and places to sit outside, but we’ve particularly been enjoying this little corner recently. Here’s Brenda on dead-heading duty, doing the daily inspection. We’ve just welcome 2 new residents to the house and we’ll be updating you on news and events from Hanham shortly.

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 […]

Cream Tea a Summer Hit

24th July 2017

Our Strawberry Tea Party at our lovely house in Redland Road was a big hit again this summer, despite having to stay indoors due to the rain. Families and friends came along to enjoy cream tea with our residents. As always, there was a lovely atmosphere and we are grateful to our volunteers (of all ages!) […]

A Great Lunch Out in The Fox

10th July 2017

There’s nothing wrong with the delicious, home-cooked meals we enjoy every day at the house but it’s lovely to visit other venues and eat out once in a while. It’s also nice to see our fellow residents in a different setting. Here we are having a lovely lunch at The Fox in Yate – with […]

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 […]

Manager Pauline on Life with Abbeyfield

3rd July 2017

This month, our very own Easter Compton house manager, Pauline Warbutton, talks to Bristol Life magazine about the general standards of elderly care in Britain, and what it’s really like to live in an Abbeyfield house in Bristol. When asked how we will cope with our growing elderly population, Pauline said, “There just have to […]

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

We’re Talking Loneliness in July’s ‘Bristol Life’

27th June 2017

Fantastic to see Bristol Life magazine highlighting the ever-increasing problem of loneliness among the older generation this month. Loneliness is a silent killer, affecting around 1 million people in the UK. Says Marcus Land, director of the Campaign to End Loneliness, “It’s bad for our health, bad for our society and bad for our future as […]

Grand Opening of Keynsham House

17th June 2017

We had a truly wonderful afternoon today, when we invited our local community, along with supporters and residents’ families, to celebrate the Grand Opening of our newly refurbished Keynsham house. Thank you to Tim Bowles, the West of England’s first metropolitan Mayor; and Former Chairman of Bath & North East Somerset Council, Alan Hale, for […]

Volunteers, We Salute You!

5th June 2017

June 1st-7th is National Volunteer Week and we want to thank all the fantastic men, women, boys and girls, who walk through our doors every week to help in some way. Whether it’s to accompany a resident on an appointment, play a game of scrabble, take a keep fit class, or organise a pub trip […]

Garden Expert, Betty, Enjoys Retirement Living at Abbeyfield

28th May 2017

Meet our newest resident to come and rent a retirement flat at Abbeyfield House in Henleaze, Elizabeth (Betty).  A keen gardener, she came to live with us only 2 months ago. Her retirement flat overlooks the garden, of which she is already very proud. Each morning, the first thing Betty does is grab her secateurs and […]

Spreading the Abbeyfield Word

25th May 2017

It was great to have a stall at the Bristol Older People’s Forum (BOPF) Information morning in the city centre today. Lots of people came to chat to us and find out more about what Abbeyfield has to offer in the Bristol area. And it was wonderful to meet other organisations such as The Alzheimer’s […]