Beautiful Christmas Tables in Hanham

10th December 2017

Thank you SO MUCH to resident, Beryl’s daughter who spent the afternoon at our house in Hanham, helping us to make table decorations and bauble wreaths. As you can see the residents go together to make an absolutely beautiful collection, which will take pride of place on the tables during our Christmas lunch next Tuesday. […]

Christmas Comes to Easter Compton

4th December 2017

Ho Ho Ho! Christmas has well and truly arrived at our house in Easter Compton … and what a team effort! Here Is manager Pauline, putting up the external decorations with our handyman, Rob. And indoors, resident Barbara was decorating the tree while other residents helped to make it all look Christmassy too. We’re delighted […]

Keynsham Bloom Award Presentation

30th November 2017

It was great to see Denise, the Chair from Keynsham in Bloom at our house in Keynsham this week, to present us with our 3rd place award for the bike we brought back to life as part of the Great Bike Trail. Denise also presented us with a box of flower seeds and delicious chocolates. We feel so […]

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 […]

Keeping Busy Through Winter Weeks

24th November 2017

It’s been a fabulously busy this week at our house in Hanham. We enjoyed a  talk from a district nurse, who spoke to us about frequent ailments amongst elderly people and advised us what to do. We welcomed Mr David McCullough, the Chief Executive of The Abbeyfield Society, who wanted to pay us a visit. And, despite […]

We Celebrate One Year back in Keynsham

16th November 2017

Residents, supporters and team members came together this week to celebrate the first birthday of our newly refurbished GORGEOUS Abbeyfield House in #Keynsham. 365 days of laughter, great conversations, delicious food, gardening, new friends and togetherness. Aaaaaarrrr 

Making Christmas Cards

8th November 2017

Look away now if you recognise anyone in this photo! You might see your Christmas card!! We had a lovely morning today at our sunny house in Hanham, with a great spread of material to use for Christmas craft. A lovely way to enjoy a catch up over a cup of tea, while doing something […]

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 […]

Christmas Craft Afternoon

6th November 2017

Following our triple win at the Keynsham in Bloom horticultural awards, we’re bringing our creativity indoors this Winter, with craft afternoons for residents. Here we are in our Keynsham house this afternoon, enjoying some Christmas craft over a cup of tea. Family and friends – don’t look! Some of these things might be turning up […]

Que Sera Sera!

1st November 2017

“We’ll Meet Again” and “Que Sera Sera” were the biggest hits when our Hanham house threw a karaoke party for residents last night.  Everybody loves a sing song, and the chance to hold the microphone doesn’t come along very often. Here’s a photo of house manager, Joleigh, dancing with our resident Doug, as he was […]

Chocolate Week Winning Baker

27th October 2017

Here she is! Trudie Windsor – Cake baker extraordinaire, and winner of our Chocolate Week competition to find the cook who could make the best chocolate dessert during the week! Trudie is pictured here holding her prize, a chocolate trophy, along with team member Kirsty Purdom. Kirsty is actually holding a NEW edition of the […]

New Mirror from New Resident, Barbara

26th October 2017

All of our residents are wonderful and we are often blown away by their thoughtfulness. And today we want to send out a special “thank you” to Barbara Kibble, a new resident at our gorgeous house in Easter Compton. According to manager, Pauline, after settling in so easily, Barbara wanted to show her gratitude to […]

Bollywood Theme in Keynsham

25th October 2017

Bollywood came to Keynsham today with another fabulously-colourful, seated keep-fit class by Golden Toes. These classes are always well-attended, and you can see why! Our chief executive, Frances, joined in too for this session … lots of laughs and great music!

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 […]

All Ears for Poetry Afternoon

16th October 2017

We were all ears at our house in Keynsham for our first afternoon of poetry. Night manager, Jude Sweet, encourages the residents to bring along some poetry that they would like her to read aloud. We had a lovely time yesterday afternoon. It was wonderful, poignant, funny. And even a little “risque” poem was requested […]

Abbeyfield Talk with Local Baptist Group

15th October 2017

Thanks so much to the ladies Keynsham Baptist Church who kindly invited us to talk to the group last week. Abbeyfield Trustee, Sue Hopkins, and house manager Charlene Fleck, brought photos and slides along to talk about the history of The Abbeyfield Society; the 2-year refurbishment of the house in Keynsham; and what life is like now living in one of […]

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 […]

Chocolate Competition Hots Up

10th October 2017

As if we need more encouragement to eat chocolate, we’re rather enjoying #chocolateweek this week. Our cooks are preparing wonderful chocolate desserts for residents all week in the hope of winning the much-coveted prize (a chocolate trophy)… Today, residents at Abbeyfield House in Keynsham enjoyed the “ultimate makeover chocolate mousse” prepared by cook, Sue.  10 out of 10 […]

Mouth-watering ‘Chocolate Week’ in Hanham

9th October 2017

You don’t have to be a chocoholic to love chocolate!! It’s #chocolateweek and our 5 fabulous Bristol houses are celebrating our national penchant for the delicious brown stuff by cooking up some special desserts for our lucky residents! Here is Connie at Kift Lodge in #Hanham, with a mouth-watering pear and orange-flavored chocolate pudding. Not surprisingly, everything went down […]

Gearing up for Winter

9th September 2017

Our fantastic bike, which was so popular on the Keynsham in Bloom Great Bike Trail this year, is getting ready for Winter! Huge thanks to a neighbour of ours, Jim Bernard, who popped round this afternoon and replanted our bike with some fresh winter pansies. Looks wonderful again, thanks Jim!!