Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8EH

New resident enquiries: 01296 438038
All other enquiries: 01296 438034

Aylesbury, the thriving county town of Buckinghamshire, sits on the edge of the beautiful Chiltern Hills in the Home Counties. Its traditional market still survives from the 13th century and sits comfortably alongside the town’s many modern facilities. With its prominent position on Gatehouse Road, our care home offers a haven of calm and tranquility within private landscaped grounds, a few minutes from Aylesbury town centre.

Our home has been purpose-built to the highest modern standards to provide 24-hour nursing care for frail elderly residents as well as those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. We have six separate and well appointed living areas within our 90 bed registration, each accommodating 15 residents. All bedrooms are especially large and have full en-suite w.c. and shower.

There is a variety of day-rooms throughout the home, including a library, gym/rehabilitation, second-floor conservatory, activities room and private dining room (for special family dinners/birthday celebrations) as well as lounges and dining rooms (some with doors to the gardens, others with balconies) – all of which increase choice and enhance the comfort of our residents.

To arrange a visit, please either call our home manager, Shaun Canavan, or simply complete our contact form.

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February Events & Activities – Join Us

To follow are a selection of upcoming activities during February. For the full listing, please download our Avondale February Activities Menu.

Saturday 7th February, 2.30pm, Sadies:My Vintage Valentine. Sadies: My Vintage Valentine, a musical reminiscence, explores romances of the stage and screen. With a wide selection of music no one will be disappointed!

Thursday 12th February, 2.00pm, Wallace Collection. The Wallace Collection, a national museum in London, is doing a bespoke Valentine’s workshop for our residents. We strongly advise you come along and join the fun!

Friday 13th February, 2.00pm, Flower Arranging. A member of staff, Trudy, is doing a Valentine themed flower arranging session. Have a go at making flowers for a special someone!

Tuesday 17th February, 2.00pm, Pancake Race. Shrove Tuesday means our annual staff pancake race! We hope you’ll join us to celebrate and see who wins.

Contact us today on 01296 438 034 to find out more about these upcoming events and activities in February or why not suggest an activity yourself!

AVONDALE’S MANAGER IS OFFICIALLY THE BEST IN THE UK

Shaun-Canav-copyShaun Canavan, Avondale’s Manager has been recognised as the best care manager in the UK at the 16th National Care Awards!  In this strongly contested category Shaun was able to demonstrate to the panel of independent judges his energy, dedication and passion for care as well as being able to instil these qualities in his team at Avondale.  Shaun’s win was announced at a prestigious gala dinner to celebrate the Awards.  Held in London on Friday, 28th November, and hosted by husband and wife TV duo, Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, the event was attended by over 800 people in the care sector.

Porthaven and the team at Avondale are immensely proud of Shaun and that his work has been recognised in this way.

From the farm to the telly, and Porthaven!

Care home events - Adam HensonOn Thursday 18th September 2014, BBC Countryfile’s Adam Henson attended Avondale Care Home to discuss his life on the farm and in the media.

The itinerary included a welcome to guests and residents from the Porthaven team, ‘from the farm to the telly’ talk by Adam Henson, Q&A session, afternoon tea and close.

If you fancy joining the next talk with Adam Henson, you can contact us on 01296 438 036. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Avondale Summer Music Festival

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Avondale’s big Summer Festival weekend was an all-round success. At this exclusive and complimentary event taking place between Friday, 25th and Sunday, 27th July, Avondale celebrated a variety of international music with a host of renowned performers. Throughout the festival, there was complimentary food and refreshments on offer to our guests.

festival3Each event was attended to capacity and the excellent music matched the super weather we have been experiencing. Friends, family and residents marvelled at the transformation from care home to musical theatre!

festival1Acts booked include Sensation – one of the most sought-after ABBA Tribute Bands in the world; Cantabile, the London Quartet, a renowned British a cappella-style vocal quartet and winners of the acclaimed Wavendon Allmusic Award, in addition to a variety of performers from a fantastic, eclectic mix of cultures, sounds and rhythms.

festival2For anyone who has been unfortunate in missing out on our Music Festival, do get in touch with us. We often run exciting and interesting open events, and we can add you to the list for our next event.

Find out more about the event spanning over 3 days by visiting our Avondale Summer Festival page today.

A celebrity gardener brought the delights of summer gardening

Care home events - Celebrity GardenerOn Thursday 22nd May 2014, residents, families and visitors enjoyed a visit from Frances Tophill, a member of ITV’s ‘Love your Garden’. The informative talk on how to choose the right plants for the right places was followed by a light lunch.

To find out more about the range of informative and entertaining events and activities this Summer, contact us on 01296 438 036.

Avondale Care Home Picks Up Three Gold Medals:

Avondale Care Home in Aylesbury has just pick up three Gold Medals:

- Best Interior Design awarded in the International Property Awards
- Best UK Care Home &
- Going for Gold Games Challenge 2012, awarded by the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People.

Meaningful activities are at the heart of our unique approach to care. Not only are our homes beautiful and comfortable, our varied menu is excellent and our nurses and staff have a true heart for caring. The good news is that we have a brand new sister home on the way at a picturesque location in Stokenchurch. Chiltern Grange Care Home, together with Avondale, are set to establish our homes as the premier choice for elderly care in Buckinghamshire.

Find out today about our award-winning approach to care. Call 01296 438034 and arrange your visit with Shaun Canavan, our Home Manager.