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 Katie Rushworth (Love Your Garden) and Kyran Bracken (former England Rugby Captain).

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Some recent special events

Bourne Wood Manor Officially Opened by Porthaven Ambassador, Angela Rippon!

Date: 12th July 2018

On Friday 6th July, our home was officially opened by broadcaster and Porthaven and Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador, Angela Rippon, in front of residents, relatives, staff and invited members of the local community and healthcare services. Our guests were able to enjoy the company of Angela, who was awarded a CBE last year for services to […]

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Angela Rippon Officially Opens Lavender Oaks

Date: 25th May 2018

On Friday 18thMay, Lavender Oaks was officially opened by none other than acclaimed broadcaster and presenter, Angela Rippon! Having opened our doors to our first residents in October 2017, our home has gone from strength to strength thanks to our brilliant team of staff and the wonderful residents who now call Lavender Oaks home. At the […]

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Celebrity guest makes an appearance!

Date: 3rd April 2018

We welcomed Eric Knowles to Lavender Oaks on Thursday 22ndMarch to speak to our residents and guests about his long and fruitful career in the antiques world. As part of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow and Bargain Hunt as well, Eric’s talk was full of insights and anecdotes about his most treasured finds before he valued […]

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