news at Chiltern Grange
CHILTERN GRANGE WELCOMES GEORGINA WATTS AS HOME MANAGER
Porthaven has recently appointed Georgina Watts as the new Home Manager for Chiltern Grange Care Home.
Georgina has enjoyed a career in both the care and financial services sectors and has held a number of senior management positions for blue-chip companies as well as other care providers.
Georgina’s varied experience means she is well-placed to handle the challenges in managing Chiltern Grange to ensure excellent care is delivered to her residents, and to help them live their lives to the fullest.
Her enthusiasm for care is a real asset to Chiltern Grange, matched by a desire to improve the quality of life for her residents.
We welcome Georgina to the Porthaven team.
Colour in the Home with Farrow & Ball
On January 16th, Chiltern Grange played host to an inspirational talk on how to transform your home, given by International Colour Consultant, Joa Studholme.
The day comprised of an informative talk with Joa in the morning, followed by a helpful question and answer session and a delicious lunch after-wards.
Why not find out today more about our forthcoming informative and interesting events and activities coming up over the coming weeks and months. Call us on 01494 480296 for more.
Visitors to the home should not use the post-code for the home, as many devices do not recognise the new post-code. The home is located opposite the junction of Chiltern Ridge, Stokenchurch, and Ibstone Road.
Spring Events & Activities at Chiltern Grange
To follow is a selection of upcoming activities over April. For our full listing, please download our Chiltern Grange April Activities Menu to view the many and varied events taking place.
Wednesday 2nd April, 11.15am. Banjovi Revival. New music from Banjovi Revival a band of mainly ladies and banjos with 1 guitar and 1 keyboard accompanying them. It’s their first time at Chiltern Grange so come and join us in giving them a warm welcome as they entertain us.
Wednesday 9th April, 11.15am. Planting. Let’s get planting! It’s that time of year when we need to start sowing our crops, runner beans, tomatoes, onions, peas and more! If we look after them well we can enjoy our produce on our dinner plates when they’re ripe and ready!
Monday 14th April, 10.15am. Pets As Therapy. Sophie our PAT dog is here for her monthly visit. She’ll be doing the rounds with her owner Kay and just loves to be petted!
Wednesday 16th April, 11.15am. Great Wall of China Talk. After losing his wife to Alzheimer’s Alan Jaycock went on a walk of the Great Wall of China. He now gives talks about his journey there and he donates all his proceeds from this to Alzheimer’s. We are pleased to support him in this and look forward to his inspirational talk.
Contact us today on 01494 480 294 to find out more about our upcoming events and activities taking place in our home over during April.
Chiltern Grange Opening Ceremony & Reception in the company of Angela Rippon
Broadcaster, Journalist and Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Angela Rippon performed the official opening of the new Chiltern Grange Care Home in Stokenchurch on Friday 18th October. The event was attended by residents, family and friends, invited guests and the senior management of the Porthaven care home group, who built and manage the home. Ms Rippon is well known for her hard work in educating and helping wider society in understanding dementia. A firm favourite with fans of the BBC One’s Nine O’Clock News, she was the first female journalist to present the BBC national television news on a permanent basis.
Angela shared her intimate knowledge of the care industry in a moving talk which captured the spirit of the day guests, residents and staff all enjoyed the event thoroughly. “I have visited many Care Homes in my life. To me, Chiltern Grange Care Home ticks all the right boxes”. Commented Angela, helping keep Chiltern Grange’s reputation as one of the leading care homes in the UK for resident care and activity.
Michael Bennell, a Porthaven resident, also provided guests with a moving speech, praising the Chiltern Grange team and reminding us all of our duty to care for our fellow man.
A national award winner for its varied programme of activity and entertainment, the home continues with its full calendar of events, whilst striving to provide the best possible resident experience through stylish, homely accommodation and exceptional care.
Marlyn MacDougall, Porthaven’s Operations Director comments…“This was a great celebration. It is a privilege to serve our residents, but occasions like these help us to celebrate the great work of our team at Chiltern Grange. As you would expect, Angela Rippon was hugely entertaining and stirred the emotions especially in the light of her unique experience, the issue of care for older people.”
To find out more about our new, wonderfully appointed, purpose-build care home, contact us today on 01494 480 294
TV presenter and naturalist entertains guests and residents at Chiltern Grange
Chris Packham has been a firm favourite with fans of nature TV programmes for a number of years. Celebrated wildlife photographer, he is also an award-winning ornithologist.
Chris shared his intimate knowledge of birdlife across the British Isles at a recent talk given at the new Chiltern Grange Care Home in Stokenchurch last week. Certainly more restrained than the recent visit of Strictly Come Dancing’s Ola and James to Chiltern Grange, this event was no less popular or engaging.
Chris’s talk was followed by a question and answer session which lasted longer than the expected hour!
Invited guests, residents and staff all enjoyed the event thoroughly, helping keep Chiltern Grange’s reputation as one of the leading care homes in the UK for resident entertainment and enjoyment.
Great British Bakes Off Finalist entertains guests and residents at Chiltern Grange
In February, Chiltern Grange care home was honoured to play host to one of the Great British Bake Off’s favourite bakers, Brendan Lynch.At this exclusive and complimentary event, Brendan Lynch gave a wonderful baking demonstration and took time to answer many of our attendees baking questions.
The event took place in the morning, with Brendan giving a very informative and insightful baking demonstration and Q&A , followed by a delicious light lunch for guests and residents.
To discover what entertaining and informative events and activities we have taking place a Chiltern Grange during 2014, please call Georgina Watts on 01494 480 294, or simply complete our contact form.