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 Adam Henson (BBC Countryfile), Angela Rippon, Eric Knowles (Antiques Roadshow), Frances Tophill and Katie Rushworth (Love Your Garden) and Kyran Bracken (former England Rugby Captain).
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We were delighted to welcome local MP, Cheryl Gillan, to the home to switch on our Christmas lights as part of our Christmas Choral Celebration. The appearance of the popular local MP was much anticipated amongst our residents and guests and there was a special performance of Christmas carols by the U3A choir. To the […]Read more
We were pleased to welcome Joa Studholme, of Farrow and Ball, to Penhurst Gardens on Thursday 9th November to share her wealth of expertise thanks to her career working for the historic brand. Joa, an international colour consultant, has worked for Farrow and Ball for over 20 years and is responsible for developing some of […]Read more
The well-known BBC antiques expert, Eric Knowles, paid us a visit recently to tell us how he began his prolific career in antiques before becoming an expert on the ever popular programmes, Antiques Roadshow and Bargain Hunt. Eric is always a very engaging speaker and our guests were delighted to learn about Eric’s favourite pieces […]Read more