Abbeyfield is fabulous at 50

December 20 2016

THE celebrations were in full flow in November as residents and staff held a party at Abbeyfield House in Redland to mark its 50th birthday.

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THE celebrations were in full flow in November as residents and staff held a party at Abbeyfield House in Redland to mark its 50th birthday.

There was champagne, and live music from the 50s and 60s, not to mention a fabulous celebratory cake to ensure the party went with a swing as the Redland property opened its doors to lots of visitors.

The Redland Road site is one of five properties owned by Abbeyfield in the Bristol region providing high quality, self-contained en-suite apartments for people of retirement age who may be finding the strains of running their own house a bit too much or are just starting to struggle living on their own. 

Visitors on the day had the opportunity to see for themselves Redland’s lovely, well-appointed show apartment complete with kitchenette, and the communal dining room and sitting room, and the beautifully landscaped walled garden. 

Chief Executive Frances Stretton said: “We were thrilled to welcome so many people to our 50th birthday celebrations in Redland. For five decades, we have been providing those aged 65 and over with a wonderful alternative to living alone. What we offer is unique and so much more than just a roof over your head - we provide the perfect blend of support, companionship, independence, privacy, as well as complete peace of mind, both for residents and their families.”

Valerie Brooks, head of the Abbeyfield Friends Committee said: “What a great party! 

People sometimes wrongly think we provide a care home setting, but nothing could be further from the truth. Our residents are fiercely independent and determined to live life to the full, in a lovely environment alongside people of their own age. It was wonderful to mark the occasion with a party to show off our gorgeous home and the stimulating lifestyle we offer. Here’s to another 50 fabulous years!”