Special events

We recognise our homes are an important part of the local and wider community they serve, and our leisure and wellness teams ensure that there is a full programme throughout the year of social events that involve local schools, colleges, businesses and organisations with whom we build partnerships and enable our residents to engage in community affairs and society.

We all have a need to be connected and have a sense of belonging; at Porthaven we are honoured that the social activities we help to plan create links between our residents and their communities, and bring different generations of people together.

Some of our special relationships include The Wallace Collection, London, one of the country’s finest national museums, who we have worked with since 2012 to enable access to great art for our residents and who train our leisure and wellness teams to present art history confidently in a fun and accessible way.

Visitors to the home are a regular part of Porthaven’s leisure and wellness programme, such as musicians, pet therapists, entertainers or local children, but every Porthaven home also hosts larger events where residents and visitors are entertained by well-known national entertainers.

Recent visitors include Angela Rippon, Chris Packham (nature presenter), Eric Knowles (Antiques Roadshow), James and Ola Jordan (Strictly Come Dancing), Frances Tophill and Katie Rushworth (Love Your Garden) and Kyran Bracken (former England Rugby Captain).

Click here if you are interested in finding out which events have been recently held at the Porthaven home you are considering.

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Some recent special events

Joa Studholme shares her knowledge of colour to create a gorgeous home

Date: 27th February 2017

On 23rd February, Joa Studholme of Farrow & Ball visited Savernake View to give an insightful talk on how to ‘colour clever’ and create a beautiful home. With many residents in attendance, Joa, an international colour consultant, drew on her wealth of expertise and encouraged them to be brave in their colour choices in order […]

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Eric Knowles pays a visit to Chiltern Grange to discuss all things vintage

Date: 27th February 2017

On 23rd February, Chiltern Grange had the pleasure of welcoming renowned antiques expert Eric Knowles to talk about ‘the lure of vintage’. Eric entertained the residents with an informative and amusing talk on the business of antiques, a trade he is highly experienced in. A delicious buffet lunch followed the knowledgeable talk, giving the attendees […]

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Rugby icon Kyran Bracken visits Savernake View

Date: 12th December 2016

Residents and guests at our newly opened Savernake View Care Home, in Marlborough, were delighted to welcome Rugby star Kyran Bracken MBE, on Saturday morning. Kyran, also well known since his international rugby career as winner of ITV’s Dancing on Ice, was invited to Savernake View to entertain residents and guests in the first of […]

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