Join Our Family!

4th April 2019

On doormats today! Look out for our new ad in this week’s The Week In newspaper in the Hanham and Keynsham areas, with lovely photos of some of our residents having a great time! If you know someone who might like to JOIN OUR FAMILY, get in touch today! 0117 973 6997

Spring in Keynsham

1st April 2019

Over to Keynsham and one for the gardeners out there. It’s been a very busy couple of weeks and we’re making the most of the Spring weather. Our volunteer team and some residents have been out in full force: braving dizzy heights to prune the apple tree, and giving the garden a great tidy-up, ready […]

New Ship “The Kift”

26th March 2019

“May God bless her, and all who sail in her”. At least, that’s what the Queen would say if she were to launch the latest addition to the Abbeyfield family. We’re just thrilled to finally have a ship named after Kift Lodge, our retirement house in Hanham. Three cheers to Norman and John, two gentlemen […]

Happy 90th Birthday

25th March 2019

Happy 90th birthday to Yvonne, who’s lived at Kift Lodge, our gorgeous retirement house in Hanham, since March 2015. Yvonne’s family asked if we could host a special party for her at the house and it really was a fantastic occasion. Residents and team members were welcomed by 30 or so of Yvonne’s family and […]

Supporting Downs Syndrome

21st March 2019

We’re wearing odd socks at our retirement house in Keysham today for National Downs Syndrome Day. Can you spot whose feet are whose?

Day of Happiness

20th March 2019

For International Day of Happiness today, here are some smiley pics of residents at our fabulously friendly retirement houses in Henleaze and Redland, and some of the amazing team members that help to put smiles on faces on everyday. Oh and Percy the cat gave us his biggest ever smile, too!

Pie Face

19th March 2019

Your guess is as good as ours… Here’s a DELICIOUS rhubarb and apple pie made by fab cook, Pat, at our retirement house in Keynsham last week. I think she was going for an owl on the topping… Tell us what you think it looks like!

Rocking Night in Henleaze

12th March 2019

What a rockin’ night we had this week at our retirement house in Henleaze! And, it’s fair to say our first guitar evening went down a storm.. Our visiting guitarist was loads of fun and chose a wonderful selection of songs that our residents loved. It was lovely to see the residents tapping their toes […]

Brightening up in Keynsham

8th March 2019

Yuk! It’s a grey old day out there today. Hopefully these colourful photos from our gorgeous house in Keynsham will cheer us up.

Celebrating Great Women

8th March 2019

We are hugely proud to have so many amazing women working with us here at Abbeyfield Bristol & Keynsham: each contributing something special to help ensure our residents stay as independent as possible, for as long as possible. To celebrate #InternationalWomensDay, here’s just a very small selection of the women that help make up our […]

Fit as a Fiddle in Hanham

7th March 2019

How’s this for a bit of motivation? Some of our residents taking part in this week’s exercise class with team member Kerryanne. Residents across all our houses are active, agile, and make the most of the space in the houses, as well as their local communities. Most are out and about for daily walks or […]

Hooked in Hanham

14th February 2019

When team member Kelly Englander, decided to teach some of the residents how to make jewellery, she didn’t bargain for a new addiction in the house! “I was teaching residents John, Norman and Brenda how to make bracelets and earrings this morning, along with volunteer Jess, and Ivana, our house cook. They did a fantastic […]

Table Tennis Champions

11th February 2019

It was a true battle of the champions when our Hanham residents enjoyed a table tennis evening recently. Intense concentration and exceptional bravery paid off when Dark Horse Dorothy and Fearless John were able to take the trophy home for the longest rally. Congratulations to them both! Table tennis is a great sport for people […]

Snowy Scenes

1st February 2019

Winter photo here from the gardens at our gorgeous house in Hanham. Residents are glad to be all warm and cosy indoors, but we are all enjoying admiring the snow fall.

Meet our Chief Executive

25th January 2019

It’s difficult to really appreciate your retirement options as your get older. Many people dislike the idea of a care home and the fees can be off-putting. But Abbeyfield Bristol & Keynsham really does offer a real alternative, says Chief Executive, Frances Stretton. “It’s hugely rewarding to know we’re providing something really special for people […]

Historic Lessons in Hanham

23rd January 2019

At our retirement house in Hanham this week, we shut the blinds and absorbed ourselves in local history with a fantastic talk from the Chairman of Hanham and Kingswood Local History, Roger Windsor. As you can tell, we were completely fascinated as Roger talked to us about the changes to our local area over the […]

Home Made Poppies

11th November 2018

Thank you to resident Thelma, who lives at our gorgeous house in Hanham, for knitting beautiful poppies for the dining tables today. What a lovely, thoughtful thing to do and something we can all treasure.

Remembering WW1 Conflict Anniversary

8th November 2018

We’ve been preparing for the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, this Remembrance Sunday, at some of our houses across the city. In Hanham, residents have been making poppies from lemonade bottles and decorating them with sharpie pens. They were also cutting out silhouette soldiers to add to the display. As […]

Visit from Guide Dog puppy, Voss

5th November 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed a visit from 18 week old Guide Dog puppy, Voss, today, at our retirement house in Keynsham. Voss has grown so much since we last saw him just a few weeks ago. He’s a really beautiful, lovely- natured dog, who enjoyed all the fuss we gave him. The other Guide Dog, Joker, […]

Halloween Fun in Hanham

28th October 2018

What a blast we had today, carving pumpkins, in our retirement house in Hanham, with Brenda, Phil, Normal and John.  There were some very creative carvings … and perhaps an attempt to make some pumpkins look like residents..?