Special events

We recognise our homes are an important part of the local and wider community they serve, and our activities and wellbeing 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 activities and wellbeing teams to present art history confidently in a fun and accessible way.

Visitors to the home are a regular part of Porthaven’s activities and wellbeing 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

An Interview with Sean Kime: Care Home Design & More

Date: 5th June 2020

It must have been a proud moment when newly opened Falkland Grange recently won the Best Specialist Dementia Design category at the prestigious Pinders Healthcare Design Awards. Did it come as a surprise? Yes, although I’m not sure it should have been a surprise, as an enormous amount of work, research, thought and care goes […]

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Best Specialist Dementia Design at Pinders Healthcare Design Awards!

Date: 7th April 2020

Porthaven’s newly-opened Home, Falkland Grange, has recently received its first impressive plaudit after winning the ‘Best Specialist Dementia Design’ award at the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards. We are thrilled with the judgement, not only for what it represents in terms of recognising the quality of environment we provide for our Residents and the effort that […]

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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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