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 dementia care, as they gathered in the gardens for a champagne reception before moving indoors to hear Angela give a speech. Angela spoke about the most important aspects of a good care home – the quality of care and the mental and physical stimulation of residents as they grow older – and what makes a Porthaven home stand out from the rest.
Also in attendance was Amelia Sheffield-Cole, a former pupil of Hale School, who won a competition to name the home last year and was presented with a prize by Angela and Cllr David Attfield, Mayor of Farnham.
Following Angela’s speech and the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the occasion, guests were treated to a lunch prepared by our head chef and the hospitality team whilst enjoying the warm sunshine out in our landscaped gardens.