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 Steve Sebburn (Invictus Games Gold Medallist).
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On Saturday 5th October, we celebrated the milestone 100th birthday of Peggy, our lovely resident, who has lived with us for over three years now. Peggy was born in 1919 in Gosforth but grew up in Birkenhead when the average cost of a house was £300 and a pint was 4p. She worked in the […]Read more
Steve Sebburn, a former soldier and an Invictus Games gold and bronze medallist paid Bourne Wood Manor a visit on Thursday 18th July to tell us tales of his military career and his successes at the international games. Speaking in front of residents, staff and invited guests from the local community, Steve talked about how […]Read more
Penhurst Gardens were honoured to welcome Steve Sebburn whose perseverance and hard work following injury resulted in winning gold and bronze medals at last year’s Invictus Games in Sydney. During a mission specific training exercise in Afghanistan in 2014, an accident occurred which left Steve with serious back and brain injuries and he was told […]Read more