This month we celebrate the importance of 'Free to be Me', due to a lifetime of discrimination, many older LGBTQ+ people age without living as their true selves.
Our consultant trainer, Sally Knocker has worked with Age UK and Opening Doors London (ODL) to produce 'Safe to be Me' which offers advice on how to support the older members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Today we celebrated Carers Week, and what better way to celebrate than with some delicious ice cream served with a smile by our lovely resident Judith
Today was June's Birthday, a fabulous day spent celebrating as you can see
Today at Portobello Place, we spent a lovely morning in the garden, John's veggie patch is coming on a treat and it won't be long before we have our own home-grown vegetables! Brenda invited everyone to indulge in some delicious mocktails, and Betty got all dressed up for a lovely outing with her family!
It's been a fab week of gorgeous weather, and the iced coffee went down a treat!
Our residents love making the most of our beautiful garden. John has a new project, making birdfeeders, others like to read and this afternoon we enjoyed a scrumptious afternoon tea for the Queen's Birthday!
We were lucky enough to dine outdoors for breakfast and lunch today! Then in the afternoon we made time for a bit of pampering with our new Manicurist, Sarah.
A fabulous day celebrating Betty's Brithday
A lovely day was had by our ladies at Portobello Place today
Our lovely resident Brenda who was originally from The North West, started work at Bolton District General Hospital as a Junior Nurse and progressed to be part of the midwifery team. Brenda continues to be a very caring lady who loves to make sure the other residents are happy.
Although the weather wasn't on our side today, we didn't let that dampen our spirits as we came together to celebrate International Picnic Day. We enjoyed a lovely afternoon chatting and indulging in delicious picnic treats!
We had a fantastic day for the last day of Ascot, and our residents won some fab prizes
Our lovely John has 6 wonderful children. Happy Father's Day to all those fab dads out there!
A lovely day spent socialising in the garden, art class, followed by cheesecake and hot chocolate!
We held a fantastic party today to celebrate Pride Month. There was a delicious BBQ, cocktails, singing and dancing
England has big support from our Bill!
Pat is one of our longest standing residents and we have got to know her really well in her time with us. We found this picture of her playing her much loved sport. Pat has played for 30 years and is still a member of Berkhamstead Tennis Club. Pat still loves to keep fit and regularly attends our fitness classes at Portobello Place.