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

I AM Invictus – A hero’s Tale

Date: 8th March 2019

We were delighted to have the pleasure of the company of a true hero. Former soldier, Steven ‘Seb’ Sebburn joined us hot off the trail of competing in the 2018 Sydney Invictus Games where he scooped a gold and bronze medal. Residents and guests alike were truly inspired by Sebs’ story. Pictured here at Savernake […]

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Antiques Expert Eric Knowles Entertains Guests with Life Stories

Date: 23rd November 2018

We were delighted to be joined by Eric Knowles of Antiques Roadshow on 13th November as he spoke to our residents, staff and guests about his life and his extensive career as a ceramics expert. Eric is not only a well-known expert on Antiques Roadshow but also fronts other much-loved favourites such as Bargain Hunt […]

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Tonbridge House Officially Opened by Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador, Angela Rippon!

Date: 16th October 2018

On Friday 5th October, Tonbridge House was formally opened by Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador, Angela Rippon, during an official opening ceremony. Angela, who is well known for her long and varied career in broadcasting, knows a thing or two about care and in particular, dementia care, as she has experienced the condition first hand from caring […]

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