news at Avondale
AVONDALE’S MANAGER IS OFFICIALLY THE BEST IN THE UK
Shaun 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 recocognised in this way.
Respite Care Over The Seasonal Break
Many families and carers plan to take a well-earned break over Christmas but are concerned about a frail loved one who needs care and attention. To help, Avondale has arranged for some availability of Respite Care over the Christmas period. You can leave your loved one with us, relaxed in the knowledge they will enjoy the Festive Season, safely accommodated in their own comfortable and private, en suite bedroom, whilst enjoying our excellent menu, and accessing all the fun and activities our residents will enjoy!
Contact us today if you are thinking about taking some time away or just need a break to recharge your batteries. Availability is limited.
December Events & Activities – Join Us
To follow are a selection of upcoming activities during December. For the full listing, please download our Avondale December Activities Menu.
Monday 1st December, 2pm, Jingle All The Way. Start the December festivities with a glass of mulled wine to enjoy an afternoon of Christmas jazz melodies played on the Saxophone with Saxophonist Sandra Grant.
Thursday 11th December, 11.30am, Hydro Therapy. Our hydrotherapy sessions continue at the MS Chilterns Centre. Booking is essential so please contact the activities team to find out more.
Thursday 18th December, 3pm, Avondaler’s Christmas Pantomime. Following three successful years on stage, the Avondaler’s present their traditional Christmas Pantomime, Peter Pan, for everyone’s enjoyment. All are welcome!
Wednesday 31st December, 2pm, New Year’s Eve Social. Join us for an afternoon of Champagne and appetizers to see out the old year and welcome in the new.
Contact us today on 01296 438 034 to find out more about these upcoming events and activities in December or why not suggest an activity yourself!
From the farm to the telly, and Porthaven!
On 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.
Each 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!
Acts 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.
For 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
On 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.