Special events

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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Some recent special events

A Hero’s Welcome for Invictus Games Champion

Date: 24th July 2019

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 […]

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Tales of a Hero: Invictus Games Gold Medallist Steve Sebburn Tells His Story

Date: 28th May 2019

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 […]

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Alzheimer’s Ambassador Angela Rippon Declares Hartfield House Officially Open

Date: 10th May 2019

On Friday 3rd May, during our highly-anticipated grand opening ceremony, iconic broadcaster and TV journalist, Angela Rippon, declared our beautiful home officially open. Thanks to Angela’s role as an ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society and her involvement in dementia friendly communities, we felt she was the perfect person to open our home and it was […]

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