Second Visit from Guide Dog, Joker

9th September 2018

Look who came back to visit us at Abbeyfield House in Keynsham this week! Joker is a guide dog ‘in training’ with the The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (UK) who paid us a return visit so we could see how he was progressing. Happily he also brought a new friend, Voss, a black Labrador puppy […]

Afternoon Summer Tea

14th August 2018

Each year, our residents from Abbeyfield House in Redland are welcomed into the home of Valerie and Michael Brooks for a delicious afternoon tea, with gorgeous cakes and refreshments. We are so fortunate at this particular house, to have Valerie and a wonderful group of volunteers. Throughout the year, residents are treated to events such […]

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 […]

Everyone Mucks in for Blooming Great Results!

26th July 2018

Well it’s too hot to do too much, but we have been managing to keep up with our gorgeous garden, at our lovely house in Keynsham. Thanks to residents, volunteers and team members, who have been working hard all summer, our flowers are blooming, and we even used some to contribute to a wedding bouquet! […]

Monumental Easter Compton

7th July 2018

Okay we’re just showing off now but we are delighted with the display in front of our beautiful retirement house in Easter Compton.  If you’re in the neighbourhood, do pop by Home Farm Way for a proper look. 

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, […]

Scarecrow Clues

22nd June 2018

Here’s something a little different for you! Last year, at Abbeyfield House in Keynsham, we displayed the most fantastic bike, decorated in gorgeous plants, for the Keynsham in Bloom bike trail. It attracted lots of new visitors to the house and we received lots of lovely comments about the bike, that the residents had created. […]

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. 

Creative in Keynsham

1st June 2018

We’ve been getting creative in Keynsham. We bought snazzy new chalk pens and our very artistic night manager, Judy Yeo-Walker, worked some magic with the Menu Board! We’re definitely giving this a 10!

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 […]

Weekly Visits from Local Toddlers

26th April 2018

Earlier this year, some of the younger children from Torwood House School & Nursery started to visit our residents for a morning each week and we are delighted that both children and residents are now enjoying this as part of their weekly routine. Over recent years we’ve seen programmes on the TV, and read articles, about intergenerational […]

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 […]

Thanks to our Gardening Volunteers

16th April 2018

A big thanks from Charlene Fleck, manager of our retirement house in Keynsham, to our hard working gardening volunteers who have been working hard to prepare our garden for Spring. Richard, Dave, Sue & Wendy … THANK YOU!

Our New Deputy Manager, Kirsty Hale

12th April 2018

Congratulations to Kirsty Hale, who is coming to the end of her first week as Deputy Manager of Abbeyfield House in Redland after a much-deserved promotion. Kirsty first came to Abbeyfield as a carer for some residents at our Redland and Henleaze houses, and started a permanent position in 2015 at the charity’s house in […]

Spring Trip to Garden Centre

11th April 2018

We had a wonderful day today at Almondsbury Garden Centre today. With SO much to look at inside the fabulous shop, and outside with the wonderful range of indoor and outdoor plants, we’re definitely feeling that Spring is in the air now. Thanks to manager Pauline and, handyman and our driver, Rob, for making sure […]

Curly Surprise for National Pet Day

11th April 2018

It’s National Pet Day, and no, we didn’t find this in the kitchen cupboard! Cook Paul, at our retirement house in Redland, Bristol, keeps some weird, and wonderful, pets, and wanted to bring in his pet tarantula, Curly, to show to the residents. Believe it or not, Paul has 3 more tarantulas at home and, […]