Our Leisure and Wellness Coordinators work closely with residents to provide a programme of leisure and wellness activity choices and events seven days a week. Home life is a priority at Porthaven, and every resident receives a person-centred approach and an individual exercise programme tailored to their needs and personal goals.
Every Porthaven home has a dedicated ‘Leisure and Wellness Room’ and a daily programme for enjoying wellness activities, including Zumba, Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, iPad sessions, music, art and pet therapies, socials and clubs, inter-home bowling matches, art history, wine tasting and casino nights – to name but a few. In some of our homes, we also have gyms with specialist equipment for older people, and cinemas or cafés, all present to enhance leisure and wellness choices.
With so many well-being activities for body and mind, we also recognise that everyone needs some time to honour their spirit with relaxation and mindfulness for personal reflection, and our unique leisure and wellness programme incorporates opportunities for this.
If you would like to find out more about our innovative and inspirational indoor activities, please call any of our homes and arrange for a visit at your convenience.
As welcoming, homely and attractive as our homes are, a key component of Porthaven’s leisure and wellness framework is the need for our residents to continue to engage with life outdoors.
Our landscaped and terraced gardens provide the perfect settings for many leisure and wellness events throughout the year, including sporting moments, musical soirees, concerts, cocktail parties and charity events. Or just sitting or strolling outside and reflecting.
One of our most important highlights every year is the Porthaven Garden Challenge taking place amongst the flower and vegetable beds, which challenges the residents and staff to compete for some amazing prizes. Our gardens turn into a riot of colour and sensory experience with some interesting produce grown, floral creations blooming, and edible treats abounding!
With a fleet of minibuses and professional drivers, our homes also offer trips and outings every week. Our outings programme is extensive, and some of the recent venues chosen by our residents have included The Wallace Collection in London, the Old Trafford Museum in Manchester and the east coast. Many of our trips though are much closer to home with visits to farmers’ markets, shops, breweries, country estates, beauty spots and not surprisingly local pubs being an evergreen and popular choice for many!