Activities in our Home

Activities from Dormy Care.


Dementia Action Week

May is the month when the UK gets into full bloom – and it’s not just in the garden or countryside you’ll be seeing flowers emerging. The Forget Me Not appeal is an annual initiative that encourages people to wear a blue flower badge for the month of May to raise awareness and vital funds for ...

International Nurses Day

May 2024 | Bramshott Grange | Bramshott Grange Links

International Nurses Day is a day to celebrate and recognise the vital role that nurses play in all forms of health and social care in the UK and further afield. The value of nurses is well recognised at Dormy Care. We have qualified nurses working in all our homes and our founder and CEO, Helen Dav...

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Amazing mountains

May 2024 | Foxhunters | Foxhunters Links

From her bedroom at Foxhunters, Vera Connolly can look out at the amazing mountains she used to enjoy walking on when she was younger. And she also likes to see all the comings and goings at the nearby household waste recycling centre, so there’s always an ever-changing landscape. And then there...

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Rubbed shoulders with legendary celebrities

May 2024 | Foxhunters | Foxhunters Links

Not many people can claim to have rubbed shoulders with legendary celebrities such as Liberace, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Johnny Mathis, and Frankie Vaughan. Or Royalty such as Princess Anne and the Duke of Edinburgh. But not many people are like Pam Savva! During her working life, Pam formed an a...

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First impressions count

May 2024 | Foxhunters | Foxhunters Links

Gemma Carter is the first person most people see when they enter Foxhunters, and she very much understands that first impressions count. And with her background, we couldn’t have picked anyone better to be our Receptionist. In addition to her lovely bubbly personality, she comes from a customer se...

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Sailing through her life

May 2024 | Bramshott Grange | Bramshott Grange Links

No-one could accuse Gill Wicker of sailing through her life – whether that’s at work or play! Gill worked in insurance from the age of 16 until just a few years ago when the company she was employed by refused to give her extended leave so she could fulfil a lifetime ambition. That ambition ...

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Our very own author

May 2024 | Bramshott Grange | Bramshott Grange Links

To have one book published is an amazing achievement but our very own author George Thorn has more stories in him than that. George already has four published books to his name, the latest one being a work of historical fiction titled ‘Black Hearts Be Damned,’ which imagines an alternative histo...

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Part of the furniture

May 2024 | Foxhunters | Foxhunters Links

Debbie Powell is quite literally a part of the furniture at Foxhunters, having been here since the home opened. In fact, she joined whilst the home was still being built! Debbie, who is our Assistant Administrator, was part of the team who helped get Foxhunters open, including interviewing and induc...

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A clean freak

May 2024 | Brockington House | Brockington House Links

By her own admission, Brockington House Head Housekeeper Bev Price is a freak – a clean freak that is! And we know our ladies and gentlemen and their families wouldn’t have it any other way! This, remarkably, is Bev’s first professional job in cleaning, having joined Brockington House in 2...

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A unique set of challenges

May 2024 | Brockington House | Brockington House Links

The maintenance of a luxury residential care home like Brockington House presents a unique set of challenges. This is because not only is it a place of work, more importantly it’s somewhere our ladies and gentlemen call their home. It is therefore vital that Brockington remains a pleasant, safe, a...

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The next generation of nurses

May 2024 | Brockington House | Brockington House Links

Brockington House is always happy to encourage the next generation of nurses and recently we have been pleased to welcome Student Nurses from the University of Worcester. One of the Nurses gaining hands-on experience with us is Liv Evans. Liv’s family work in health and social care so they say it ...

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Found her calling

May 2024 | Brockington House | Brockington House Links

Daisy O’Donnell knew she had found her calling as a carer when one of the ladies at Brockington House specifically asked for her to accompany her to the funeral of her husband. Daisy had forged a lovely bond with the lady and her husband, who both lived at Brockington. She says: “I loved caring ...

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A complete U-turn

May 2024 | Brockington House | Brockington House Links

With a degree in economics and international business, Alexandra Onisor was headed for a career in banking until she did a complete U-turn and became a nurse. Alexandra’s story begins in her native Romania where she did her degree. But with a career in finance beckoning, she had a change of heart ...

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Following the advice

May 2024 | Brockington House | Brockington House Links

Benito Birrell’s dream is to become a fire-fighter and he is following the advice of his uncle (who is also a fire-fighter) to help him realise his dream. Benito’s uncle said he would have a better chance of being picked in the selection process if he can demonstrate he has work/life experience ...

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Affinity for animals

May 2024 | Brockington House | Brockington House Links

Maggie Taft inherited her affinity for animals through her father’s veterinary work, but that’s not the only thing she inherited from him. He was also an accomplished artist and it’s something Maggie was introduced to an early age, and which continues to inspire her today. You will often find ...

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Going to extra lengths

May 2024 | Brockington House | Brockington House Links

Brockington House is going to extra lengths to ensure residents who suffer from a condition which makes mealtimes more difficult are still able to enjoy food which looks appetising, and safe. Science has proven that first impressions count when it comes to food, but this can be challenging when the ...

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The roles were reversed

May 2024 | Brockington House | Brockington House Links

The roles were reversed when art students returned to Brockington House as part of an intergenerational link-up. In 2023, students from Hereford College of Art took part in what is believed to have been a national first – a portrait artist of the year competition held in Brockington. The ladies an...

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Special memories

April 2024 | Brockington House | Brockington House Links

A football-based initiative that uses sport to stimulate memories in older people is paying dividends for ladies and gentlemen living at Brockington – and it also brought back particularly special memories for a former Hereford Town footballer! As part of the Talk Football project, Herefordshire F...

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National Scrabble Day

April 2024 | Bramshott Grange | Bramshott Grange Links

What links tribal chiefs from the West indies with Amazonian tropical birds and a competition held in North-West England in the eighties? Give up? Well, the word Caziques is used to describe both the birds and the chiefs – a fact demonstrated to great effect by Dr Karl Khoshnaw when he used it at ...

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Easter arts and crafts

April 2024 | Pine Martin Grange | Pine Martin Links

Easter arts and crafts (including making crosses), a quiz, some music played by our talented gentlemen Grenville, a visit from the Easter bunny and a visit from Monty the Easter PAT dog made a lovely long Easte weekend for our ladies and gentlemen at Pine Martin Grange. #gallery-2 { margi...

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Easter donkey

April 2024 | Bramshott Grange | Bramshott Grange Links

As well as the Easter rabbit, our ladies and gentlemen were treated to a visit from the Easter donkey as part of our long weekend of activities, which also included making bonnets, some fantastic entertainment , games and baking our own Simnel cake. #gallery-3 { margin: auto; } #gal...

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Fun over Easter

April 2024 | Foxhunters | Foxhunters Links

Our ladies and gentlemen at Foxhunters had lots of fun at Easter, with various activities being organised to mark the long weekend, including eating some lovely hot cross buns, enjoying a comedy show in the bar, a musical sing-a-long courtesy of one of our talented gents and even a visit from the Ea...

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Easter activities

April 2024 | Brockington House | Brockington House Links

We always make sure our ladies and gentlemen have a host of Easter activities to enjoy and this year was certainly no exception. Whether it was making bonnets, tucking into hot cross buns kindly donated by our local Sainsbury’s supermarket, making cakes, listening and watching some great enter...

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6th birthday

March 2024 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

We celebrated the 6th birthday of Bramshott Grange in our customary style with a performance from a local harpist and a wonderful birthday buffet. Our ladies and gentlemen had a lovely time listening to the beautiful music and then tucking into some lovely food made by our talented kitchen team. The...

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Embracing history

March 2024 | Foxhunters | Stories

Embracing history and culture is something which is important to us at Foxhunters, especially given our location in this beautiful part of Wales. A good recent example is our visit to Tintern Abbey. On a lovely sunny winter’s day we explored this amazing landmark and learned all about its hist...

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Pub afternoon

March 2024 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories

We had a lovely pub afternoon and trivia quiz in our bar with many residents joining us for a drink, chat and some brain training. We are fortunate to have our very own bar and lounge area, so it was a perfect way to while the way the afternoon, without even needing to leave the home. There was plen...

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Thinking outside the box

March 2024 | Brockington House | Stories

We are always thinking outside the box when it comes to devising new activities for our ladies and gentlemen and a life size game of Hungry Hippos and a visit from recently-born lambs are two good examples. Hungry Hippos, which was first introduced in the 1970s, involves players using mechanical hip...

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Music and movement

March 2024 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

University research has found music and movement can have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of care home residents, and it’s something which has become a staple of the activities we offer our ladies and gentlemen at Bramshott Grange. Recently, Janet came in to do her latest session...

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Chinese New Year

March 2024 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

As part of our Chinese New Year celebrations at Bramshott Grange, our ladies and gentlemen used foam stamps and paint to create some lovely images. It’s the year of the dragon and they produced some fantastic work which required concentration and a steady hand. #gallery-10 { margin:...

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Cup cake making

February 2024 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories

Our ladies at Pine Martin Grange spent a very enjoyable afternoon cup caking making and the best thing about making these cakes we eating them with a nice cup of tea after. Yum Yum! It was a great activity for promoting concentration, dexterity and stimulating the senses. #gallery-11 { ma...

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Burns Night

February 2024 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories

We had an amazingly successful Burns Night afternoon celebration in the village hall opposite Pine Martin Grange. There was bagpipes, traditional Scottish food (haggies, tatties and neeps) and drink, dancing and lots more, and everyone had lots of fun. #gallery-12 { margin: auto; } ...

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Hats off

February 2024 | Brockington House | Stories

It was certainly hats off to our ladies on their latest community visit. We spent a great afternoon at the Labels shopping centre in Ross-on-Wye and our ladies particularly enjoyed trying on the amazing hats, all topped off with a visit to the cafe for a cuppa and a cake of course. #gallery-1...

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Popular entertainers

February 2024 | Brockington House | Stories

We are blessed to have so such good acts at Brockington House but by far one of our most popular entertainers is Banjo Brian. He never disappoints as you will see from the photographs and even our staff can’t resist a dance, with the help of our ladies and gents of course! #gallery-14 {...

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Butterfly zoo

February 2024 | Foxhunters | Stories

Our ladies and gentlemen enjoyed a lovely trip out to our local butterfly zoo, the perfect location on such a cold day. They got up close and personal with some beautifully coloured butterflies and ended the visit with a cuppa and cake in the coffee shop. #gallery-15 { margin: auto; } ...

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Local schools

February 2024 | Foxhunters | Stories

We are always delighted to welcomed back pupils from one of the two local schools we have forged excellent links with. Recently, we had another fantastic intergenerational activity with the children from Llanfoist Fawr Primary School. We all took part in an eggheads quiz and chatted about our favour...

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A big sing and dance

February 2024 | Foxhunters | Stories

We always make a big sing and dance about things at Foxhunters and our ladies and gentlemen wouldn’t have it any other way. Everyone is always up and on their feet when we have entertainers in the home and there was plenty of this during January and February, including our Burn’s Night c...

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Pet therapy

February 2024 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories

There’s nothing like a bit of pet therapy to lighten the day and as you will see from the photographs, our ladies and gentlemen always look forward to the visit of our PAT dog Rosie. Rosie helps to bring back lovely memories of when our ladies and gents will have owned dogs, or other pets, the...

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Intergenerational care

February 2024 | Brockington House | Stories

Our intergenerational care project with Hereford College of Arts continues to go from strength to strength. During January and February, we were delighted to welcome students back into the home to work with our ladies and gentlemen. It’s a great way for young and old to mix and everyone benefi...

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Keep Dancing

February 2024 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

It’s always a highlight when our dance teacher Danielle comes to the home and in February she took everyone through their paces, whether seated or standing. She makes sure everyone is involved, regardless of their mobility and always leaves our ladies and gents with smiles on their faces when ...

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Find a job you love

January 2024 | Brockington House | Brockington House Links

“Find a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” And when it comes to working at Brockington House, Keith Sullivan couldn’t agree more with the words of American writer Mark Twain who first coined this phrase. It took Keith a little longer to find the job he truly lov...

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Lyndsey is living proof

January 2024 | Pine Martin Grange | News

Lyndsey Tyndall is living proof that, in life, if you want something badly enough and you’re prepared to work hard, eventually you can get there. Lyndsey, 33, works at Pine Martin Grange, and with the help and support of the home’s owners, Dormy Care Communities, has just qualified as a Nurse As...

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Using his skills

January 2024 | Bramshott Grange | News

Having spent the bulk of his career working in some of the most highly rated restaurants in the world, Alex Thomas is now using his skills in a different way by enhancing the experience of residents, staff, and visitors at our four homes. Alex works in Regional Business Support for Dormy Care Commun...

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The finer things in life

January 2024 | Bramshott Grange | Bramshott Grange Links

Dormy Care Communities has teamed up with the UK’s largest specialist wine retailer to ensure the ladies and gentlemen in our homes can enjoy even more of the finer things in life. The new partnership with Majestic Wine ensures that the wines on offer in our homes are on a par with many top re...

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A bit of magic

January 2024 | Pine Martin Grange | News

We have been able to bring a little bit of magic to our ladies and gentlemen at Pine Martin Grange after introducing a new interactive light projector which enables them to play stimulating games. Provided in partnership with Social-Ability and designed and manufactured in the UK, the Happiness Prog...

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National Trivia Day

January 2024 | Bramshott Grange | Bramshott Grange Links

Today is National Trivia Day, a day when we can celebrate our knowledge and a chance to get our ‘thinking caps’ on. Playing brain games and staying mentally active can significantly help to reduce and slow down the potential negative mental effects brought on by growing older, and can potential...

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Animal magic

January 2024 | Brockington House | Brockington House Links

Animal magic came to Brockington House with residents able to enjoy close contact with a wide range of beautiful creatures. Local company Animals Interactive brought a menagerie to visit our ladies and gentlemen, which extended far beyond the usual therapy dogs. Rabbits, tortoise and meerkats, an ow...

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Christmas Fete

December 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories

What a fantastic afternoon we have had here at Foxhunters today. We held our Christmas fete and there was lots of fun and excitement! We would like to say a huge thank you to all the stallholders for making our lovely mini-market such a success. And thank you to the very talented Richard Bevis fo...

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Llanfoist school choir

December 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories What a wonderful morning we had today. We welcomed Llanfoist school choir who sang for us. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed hearing the children singing. Read more

A Visit From Santa

December 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We welcomed a very special visitor today, taking time out from his busy schedule to deliver presents to our ladies and gents. Read more

Christmas Carols

December 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Kevin Jacob sang today with the Choir of Bramshott Place. It’s getting mighty festive! Read more

Christmas Flower Arranging

December 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Christmas table flower arranging upstairs. Read more

New Years Eve

December 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories New Year’s Eve buffet upstairs and downstairs. Yum yum! And a party everywhere! Read more

Making Christmas Decorations

December 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! We spent the afternoon decorating our paper snowflakes to display in the windows. Read more

Christmas Card Crafting

December 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories And then some Christmas card making for families. Read more

Christmas Carols

December 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We had a wonderful get together last night with friends and family enjoying Christmas carols, mince pies and mulled wine!! Read more

Christmas Flower Arranging

December 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Some lovely flower arranging today. Read more

Sharing her memories

December 2023 | Foxhunters | Foxhunters Links

Beryl Morgan spent her working career helping to put bad people in prison, and now she enjoys sharing her memories with the ladies and gentlemen at Foxhunters. There’s always a crowded room when Beryl gives one of her talks, with people rapt by her description of life as a Forensic Scientist. Bery...

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Generations of people

December 2023 | Foxhunters | Foxhunters Links

There are generations of people living in Wales, and further afield, who have Lilian Jones to thank for teaching them how to speak Welsh. Lilian spent her entire career teaching, with the Welsh language and music her two specialisms. She taught in schools in Wales and England with her husband Geoff,...

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Anita Jones

December 2023 | Foxhunters | Foxhunters Links

Up until very recently, 88-year-old former postmistress Anita Jones was very active – still able to drive, attending history classes, singing, and going to church, among many things. Unfortunately, falls which resulted in a broken leg and hip affected her mobility, so her family realised she neede...

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Seal of approval

December 2023 | Foxhunters | Foxhunters Links

When it came to choosing a care home for their mum, Margaret Groom’s family knew that it would need to be somewhere their late father would have given his seal of approval to. That’s because Margaret was “the shining light” in their dad Fred’s life and he would have expected nothing but th...

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5th anniversary

December 2023 | Foxhunters | Foxhunters Links

One of Wales’ oldest ladies was among the residents who celebrated the 5th anniversary of Foxhunters recently. Lorraine Steele was one of the first residents to move into the home when it opened in 2018 and joined other residents in raising a glass to the home when it marked its fifth birthday rec...

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Latest book

December 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Bramshott Grange Links

A picture of life in the South American country of Venezuela in the late 1960s is the latest book from Bramshott Grange’s very own published author, Doreen Binks. The book, Letters from Venezuela 1967-1969, is compiled from the letters Doreen sent to her mother during her time living in the countr...

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National Safeguarding Week

November 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Bramshott Grange Links

It’s National Safeguarding Week, an opportunity to highlight this hugely important subject and one we take incredibly seriously at Dormy. Across our Dormy Care Communities, safeguarding and protecting the ladies and gentlemen who live with us is our absolute priority every day of the year. Their w...

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The joys of cycling

November 2023 | Foxhunters | Foxhunters Links

Residents at Foxhunters Care Community have been able to experience the joys of cycling the easy way thanks to a link-up with a local charity. Co-ordinated by the Volunteering for Wellbeing Project at the Bridges Centre charity in Monmouth, ‘Cycling Without Age’ sees volunteer “pilots” take ...

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The right company

November 2023 | Foxhunters | Foxhunters Links

With a father who used to design golf courses, Heather Treharne knew she had chosen the right company to work for with Dormy Care Communities. Dormy is a golfing term meaning you can’t be beaten and it’s an ethos which runs throughout all four of our homes, including Foxhunters where Heather wor...

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A Visit from Llanfoist Fawr Primary School

October 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories

In the week their visits to the home featured in the Abergavenny Chronicle, we were delighted to welcome back the children from Llanfoist Fawr primary school today. The children are doing a project on World War One and the ladies and gentlemen shared memories and stories to assist with their work, a...

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Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo

October 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories

After such a lovely trip last time, today we returned to the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo in Symons Yatt. We had another great time looking around at the plants and different butterflies. It’s an amazing place to go for a walk and sensory experience. And you even get butterflies landing on your he...

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A Trip Out

October 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories Another fantastic morning with Nick from Myley. We had a very interesting wander around Raglan garden centre. Read more

Pumpkin Carving

October 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories And with Halloween just a day away, we all tried our hand at pumpkin carving. Read more

A recipe for success

October 2023 | Brockington House | News

Combining a team bonding exercise with fundraising proved a recipe for success for the kitchen team at Brockington House. Lead by Head Chef Cihan Wiltshire, the fab five took on the challenge of the Race for Life in Birmingham and set a fundraising target of £250 for cancer research. They smashed t...

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Awards season

October 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Bramshott Grange Links

It cannot have escaped your notice that we are well and truly in the midst of awards season with not a day going by without an organisation or awards ceremony being highlighted on social media platforms or in the sector press. Competition within the care sector is well known – you only have to loo...

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Pumpkin Carving

October 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Our pumpkin carving competition is certainly hotting up! Read more

A Garden Centre Visit

October 2023 | Brockington House | Stories

And one trip was not enough so in the afternoon we visited the Blue Diamond garden centre to see the start of the Christmas decorations and the grotto they are preparing. Our group loved looking in the garden area at the trees and plants and also looking at all the decorations for the coming festive...

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A Trip to Hereford Cathedral

October 2023 | Brockington House | Stories We had a lovely trip to Hereford Cathedral today, looking at the chained library and Mappa Mundi. Our ladies and gents enjoyed seeing the medieval map with all the illustrations of Pegasus and other mythical creatures, as well as looking at the chained library. An amazing piece of history. Read more

the Dormy Awards

October 2023 | Brockington House | Stories What a wonderful afternoon of celebration at the Dormy Awards 2023! It’s been fantastic to celebrate the hard work, dedication and passion of our colleagues across Dormy. Huge well done to all of our finalists and winners! Read more

The Cider Museum

October 2023 | Brockington House | Stories We had a lovely trip out to the Cider Museum in Hereford today. We learned all about the history of cider marking which was very interesting. Read more

A Performance from Martin

October 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories And then Martin entertained everyone upstairs with the clarinet. A lovely performance. Read more

A Group Art Session

October 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Meanwhile in art group this afternoon, we continued to work on our autumn collage and completed it. We were all very pleased with the result. Do you agree? Read more

Flower Arranging

October 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Hazel is a natural at flower arranging as you can see from these photographs. A lovely display for our reception area. Read more

A visit to the Clockhouse

October 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We took Ann, Anne and Lacy Zochonis to The Clockhouse community centre in Milford where Age UK run a cafe/day centre. We gave them £70 raised by our dog show. Read more

The Dormy Awards

October 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories What a wonderful afternoon of celebration at the Dormy Awards 2023! It’s been fantastic to celebrate the hard work, dedication and passion of our colleagues across Dormy. Huge well done to all of our finalists and winners! Read more

Word of the day

October 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories As you can see our group word of the day game is always well attended. Our ladies and gents analysed today’s word and ended up with a score of 201, beating last week’s score of 149. Read more

A wide range of activities

October 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories

The vibe in October was distinctly relaxed at Pine Martin Grange! The ladies and gentlemen opted to enjoy a wide range of relaxing activities including pampering sessions, flower arranging, gardening, poetry, hand massages and getting creative painting and crafting. The regular Knit and Natter sessi...

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Brain Training

October 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Brain training session with a word game and enjoying some tea and cake during our weekly knit and natter session. Read more

The Dormy Awards

October 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories What a wonderful afternoon of celebration at the Dormy Awards 2023! It’s been fantastic to celebrate the hard work, dedication and passion of our colleagues across Dormy. Huge well done to all of our finalists and winners! Read more

Fun with the projector

October 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We continue to have endless fun with our interactive projector. Read more

Professional dream

September 2023 | Foxhunters | News

Olivia Jones is hoping the experience she is gaining as a carer at Foxhunters will ultimately help her to realise her professional dream – not that she is any rush of course! Olivia joined the home two years ago, following in the footsteps of her mum who also works in care, as Nurse. She would one...

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First impressions

September 2023 | Foxhunters | News

The first time Leah Mort saw Foxhunters was on the day she started work as our Home Director and it would be an understatement to say first impressions definitely counted in her case. “It was the amazing large chandelier you see when you enter the home; that did it for me and still does every day ...

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What to expect

September 2023 | Foxhunters | News

Fiona Lunnon knew exactly what to expect when she started work as a Nurse at Foxhunters because 12 months previously her dad had been a resident here. As a regular visitor, she saw first-hand the quality of care provided at Foxhunters. “I liked the staff and how attentive they were,” Fiona says....

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A Field of Dreams moment

September 2023 | Foxhunters | News

It may not quite have been a Fields of Dreams moment, but for Donna Dyson, it was a case of if you build it, she will come. That’s because when Donna saw Foxhunters being built, she knew immediately that she was going to end up working then, and she was correct! Donna has been our Activity Coordin...

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The real love of his life

September 2023 | Bramshott Grange | News

A year spent in a laboratory experimenting with rapeseed was enough to convince James Thomas that a career in biochemical engineering was not for him. Instead, he decided to pursue the real love of his life, hospitality and catering, and this eventually led him to his current role as Executive Chef ...

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A chance conversation

September 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | News

A chance conversation in a hotel brought Louise Clarkson to Pine Martin Grange and it certainly worked out well for her and our ladies and gentlemen who benefit from the wide range of activities that exercise their mind, body, and soul! Until she became our Activities Coordinator, Louise had worked ...

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Without one you don’t have the other

September 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | News

“I see my role as championing our staff and ladies and gentlemen who live in our home because without one you don’t have the other.” That’s the approach Helen Lacey takes in her role as Home Director at Pine Martin Grange and it’s as an ethos which has served her well during her career. Al...

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A picture paints a thousand words

September 2023 | Brockington House | News

They say a picture paints a thousand words, so in Derek Foster’s case that must amount to millions and millions of words! That’s because in his working life, Derek was a professional photographer. He set up his own photography business with a partner in Hereford 1954 and it was major success, wi...

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Feel at home

September 2023 | Brockington House | News

Having worked in community care before she came into residential care, Tracey Doherty knows exactly how important it is for people to feel at home – and she says this is exactly what Brockington House does. “It doesn’t feel like a residential home at all,” says Tracey. “I remember when I l...

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Very creative

September 2023 | Brockington House | News

Whether it’s engraving dashboards, designing shop displays or working in photography, Tara Chatterly-Russell has always been very creative. Which is what made her the perfect choice to be our lead Activity Coordinator when Brockington House opened in 2019. Tara ensures that our ladies and gentleme...

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A luxury hotel with care

September 2023 | Brockington House | News

“It’s like a luxury hotel with care.” That’s how Home Director Shann Thomas perfectly summarises what it is like living and working at Brockington House. Shann should know what good care and good hospitality looks like, having spent her career in both sectors. She left school aged 16 to foll...

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The best of both worlds

September 2023 | Brockington House | News

As a Registered Nurse and Deputy Home Director, Alun Woodhouse says he has the best of both worlds at Brockington House. It means he gets to experience the home from every angle – with his clinical and non-clinical hat on. And having also previously worked in a private hospital where no expense wa...

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The beauty of the home

September 2023 | Bramshott Grange | News

Anna Zajacova has worked at Bramshott since it opened in 2018, so few people know the home better than her. But she says that even after five years, she never ceases to be amazed by the beauty of the home and, more importantly, how good the care is. This should come as little surprise, given she is ...

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Role models

September 2023 | Bramshott Grange | News

Bramshott Grange Chef Frank Fatura has two very different role models when it comes to cooking – his mum and Gordon Ramsay. “One thing I always remember from growing up in Slovakia was my mum’s cooking and it still inspires me today,” said Frank. “With Gordon Ramsay I am a big admirer of h...

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A checklist

September 2023 | Bramshott Grange | News

Mark Spittles can provide a checklist of why he enjoys being a Nurse at Bramshott Grange so much. In no particular order, the list would be: The CEO of the company is a Nurse. You feel appreciated. You get more time with the ladies and gentlemen in our care There’s a bright, fresh feel to the pla...

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The home that never sleeps

September 2023 | Bramshott Grange | News

It’s the house that never sleeps.” That is how Neil Freemantle refers to Bramshott Grange and it means in his role as Maintenance Assistant, there is always something to do. Whether it’s changing a lightbulb, unblocking a toilet, decorating a room, descaling a shower head and much more, Neil, ...

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The top of her profession

September 2023 | Bramshott Grange | News

Pamela Norfolk is a perfect example of someone who has worked hard to get to the top of her profession after entering it later in life. Bramshott Grange’s Home Director hadn’t even thought about a career in care until her 40s, but after being made redundant from her job in sales (previously she ...

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Falls prevention technology

September 2023 | Bramshott Grange | News

Dormy Care Communities has become the first in the UK to roll-out a ‘revolutionary’ Scandinavian state-of-the-art falls prevention technology in a project which is already seeing impressive results. We have partnered with Norway-based Sensio, to install RoomMate, a revolutionary safety sensor. T...

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Pine Martin Grange Raft Race

September 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories

When they took part in an iconic local raft race it proved to be a real team effort for Pine Martin Grange, with everyone contributing their efforts! Colleagues from across the home decided to take part in the local Wareham Wednesday Raft Race, the culmination of a summer of community events. Peo...

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Flower Arranging

September 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Today we spent time making table vases for our dining rooms. Read more

An Afternoon of Puzzles

September 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Puzzles this afternoon to keep the mind active and good dexterity needed. Read more

A Game of Skittles

September 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories A game of Skittles before lunch. Read more

A Bramshott Dance Class

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A Donation from our Fete

September 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Residents Barbara and James came with us to Liphook Day Centre to give them the sum of just over £150 raised from our fete. Barbara used to visit the day centre and met some of her old friends again. Read more

Bramshott Grange Fete

September 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories What a wonderful day we’ve had hosting the Bramshott Grange Dog Show and Fete! The weather has been so kind, and it was lovely to welcome so many visitors! Read more

Our Dog Show

September 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We just have so many lovely photographs to share from today’s Dog Show and Fete – here’s some more showing the fun everyone had! Read more

The Happiness Programme.

September 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Lots of fun today with The Happiness Programme. Projecting a variety of games which our ladies and gents upstairs loved. Piano, karaoke, car racing, and more.. Read more

A Visit from Hereford FA

September 2023 | Brockington House | Stories And we made the most of the lovely weather before Scott from Hereford FA came in for a reminiscence session. Read more

Halloween Crafts

September 2023 | Brockington House | Stories It is just over a month away so we used our arts and crafts session to begin our preparations for Halloween. Read more

A Trip to Oakchurch

September 2023 | Brockington House | Stories A nice trip to Oakchurch garden centre and shop trip this afternoon. Julia liked the fox! Read more

Elvis Day!

September 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Look who was in the building today! Read more

Macmillan cofeee afternoon

September 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Macmillan cofeee afternoon, raising money for a charity close to our hearts. Read more

Last of the summer sun!

September 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories Lovely morning ambling around the garden, sitting in the garden, and a bit of gardening, making the most of this lovely weather. Read more

Roald Dahl Day

September 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories Everyone enjoying a few sweet treats on Roald Dahl Day and remembering some of our favourite stories. Read more

Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo

September 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories What a fantastic morning we had at the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo. We had a lovely time looking at all the lovely butterflies and interesting plants. Such a wonderful place to visit. Our ladies and gents enjoyed every minute! Read more

A Trip Out for Tea and Cake

September 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories This morning we enjoyed a visit to the railway line garden centre in Talgarth. There was time for tea and cake too. Obviously! Read more

A Trip to St Woolos Cathedral

September 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories We spent a lovely morning at St Woolos Cathedral in Newport. The staff, along with Canon Andrew, were amazing. They told us about the history of the cathedeal, followed by a tour and a cup of tea. Read more

Bridging the generation gap

September 2023 | Foxhunters | News

      A project which is aimed at bridging the generation gap between children and the elderly, with a particular emphasis on helping those with dementia, is being hailed a success. During the 2022/23 school year, children from Llanfoist Fawr Primary School and Llanvihangle Crucorney Primary Sch...

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Community link up

September 2023 | Bramshott Grange | News

          A community link up that brings different generations together has provided insight and interest for young and old alike. As part of a civic award being undertaken by children from Liphook Junior School, year 6 pupils aged 10 and 11 have been making regular visits to our ladies and g...

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Daredevil Liv

September 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | News

Like her father before her, daredevil Liv Button recently took the plunge to raise money for a charity very close to her heart. The 22-year-old dived out a plane from 10,000 feet as part of a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society. Liv chose that particular charity because she works in the housek...

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Our Four Legged Friends

August 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

Across our Dormy Care Communities, some of the most popular visitors we welcome into our homes have four legs and wagging tails. Today is National Dog Day and we wanted to say a huge thank you to our four-legged visitors who truly brighten the days of the ladies and gentlemen who live across our com...

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Dormy Cruise Week Highlights

August 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We had a fantastic cruise week visiting some amazing destinations! Here are some highlights! Read more

Casper came to visit

August 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories And a visit from PAT dog Casper. All our ladies and gents love his visits, especially Peter! See Insights Boost a Post All reactions: 66 Read more

Staff and Family BBQ

August 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We had a lovely day yesterday at our staff and families BBQ. Everyone was a winner at the tombola and games. Becka loved her frisbee prize. Read more

Dog Show and Fete!

August 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Some more photographs from our fantastic Fete and Dog Show which we held today. All proceeds from the Dog Show will be donated to Age UK and all the funds raised from the Fete will be donated to Liphook Day Centre.   Read more

Dormy Cruise Week Highlights

August 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Highlights of our amazing cruise week, visiting some amazing destinations around the world! Read more

Enjoying the Garden

August 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories When the weather’s fine we do enjoy getting out into the garden and taking the chance to get up close to our beautiful flowers and plants. Read more

Morning Walks

August 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories A nice morning walking in the gardens with family and friends. Read more

A Visit from Rosie

August 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Rosie the PAT dog paid us a visit today and our ladies and gents were thrilled. Perfect canine therapy. Read more

Dormy Cruise Week Highlights

August 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories Highlights from our fantastic cruise week and all the destinations we visited! Read more

Morning Ball Games

August 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories Lots of laughter with ball games this morning. Plenty of interaction between everyone and lots of stimulation! Read more

Summer Crafting

August 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories A busy afternoon doing arts and crafts. Colouring, sticking and lots of great concentration and creativity. Read more

A Morning on the Trishaw

August 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories Both our ladies enjoyed a run out this morning on the trishaw. Lovely views and sunshine, which made a nice change!! Read more

Maltese Baking

August 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories What a wonderful morning for our second day of our cruise week. Today we are celebrating everything to do with the lovely country of Malta. Kate came along to do some Maltese baking. Everyone enjoyed trying the pastizzi and traditional Maltese spiced biscuits. Read more

Cruise Week Highlights

August 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Brockington House enjoyed our cruise week this month, here are some of the highlights from the places we visited!   Read more

Gardening Club

August 2023 | Brockington House | Stories In gardening club the ladies continued with their project. They had to repot the plants into bigger pots ready for the autumn show next month. Read more

Out for a Pub Lunch

August 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Our ladies really enjoyed their trip out for a pub lunch yesterday. Jean liked the look of the cocktail menu but decided to stick to the wine this time. Read more

Elvis Day Prep

August 2023 | Brockington House | Stories

We’ve been getting prepared for Elvis Day, creating some wonderful ‘back-drops’ for our celebrations. We were joined by Christa’s daughter and grandson who helped with some of the arts and crafts including painting. The ladies really enjoyed having the help and we think we...

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Music for the Mind

July 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories And there was plenty of exercising the mind in Canada Place, courtesy of Janet and her Music for the Mind activity. Read more

Dance Class

July 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories And also dance class with Danielle. Today we practised the Waltz, Slow Jive and Samba. Our ladies and gentlemen grew up with this kind of dancing so it was a lovely trip down memory lane for them Read more

Making Bird Feeders

July 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

On Canada Place today we’ve been creating bird food to tempt our feathered friends into the garden – and we’re certain they’ll be delighted to visit us! Packed with seeds, nuts and a healthy dose of lard, they’ll definitely be appealing! We also made fat balls for th...

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A Trip Out

July 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Bus trip today to the garden centre to choose some more plants for our nature garden with coffee and cake obligatory of course. Read more

Working in our Nature Garden

July 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We made good progress with our nature garden today by planting the plants we brought last Thursday. Read more

Crafting Bird Feeders

July 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories This morning we made bird feeders to hang in our gardens. +3 See Insights Boost a Post Read more

Pet Therapy

July 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We had lots of cuddles this morning with Rosie the Golden Retriever. Animal therapy at its finest!! See Insights Boost a Post All reactions: 1212 Read more

A bit of Gardening

July 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Maureen helping to build our beach theme balcony today. Just need the beach weather now!!! See Insights Boost a Post Read more

A visit to the RNLI

July 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Inge headed to Poole Quay for a stroll along today and watched as the RNLI completed a training exercise. It was a little too cool for ice cream so we grabbed a stick of rock instead. She had a lovely time! Read more

Crafts with friends and family

July 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories We had a very busy afternoon with family and friends coming to join in with our arts and crafts. Today we started making some decorations for our upcoming cruise week, can you guess where our first stop is? Read more

Picking Veggies

July 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories A very busy morning in the garden picking our vegetables ready for lunch and then back inside to the salon for a manicure after all that hard work! Read more

Off We Go!

July 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories Off we go!! Another visit from Richard, Spiro and the Trishaw courtesy of Cycling Without Age Monmouthshire One of our ladies went to the garden centre at Llanfoist and along Castle Meadows. Lots of laughs Read more

Arts and Crafts

July 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories Busy, busy busy today preparing our item to sell on our residents’ stall for this weekend’ summer festival. All hands on deck and look at the raffle prizes, don’t forget to buy your tickets. Read more

Ball Games

July 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories Good morning of fun with ball games. +6 See Insights Boost a Post Read more

Parachute Exercise

July 2023 | Brockington House | Stories This afternoon we used the parachute on Mortimer. A fantastic form of exercise and stimulation. They can’t wait to use it again. A very well earned cuppa was needed after. Read more

Cheese and Wine Day

July 2023 | Brockington House | Stories To celebrate National Cheese & Wine Day we decided to taste a selection of cheeses & wines. Everyone enjoyed them and asked whether we could celebrate it every day! Read more

Banjo Brian

July 2023 | Brockington House | Stories We welcomed Banjo Brian today. There was lots of singing, banter and important reminiscing. A fantastic atmosphere & afternoon entertainment. Read more

Shuffle Board

July 2023 | Brockington House | Stories The shuffle board returned today and Shann couldn’t resist joining in and teamed up with Janet to help her score a 36 great job the winner today though was Gareth with 45. Lots of fun! Read more

Scarecrow Building

July 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Mindful colouring followed by Scarecrow building. Jean and Frances assisted with the build and Frances has named the scarecrow Popeye! Read more

Bramshott Grange Chef bids for care home chef of the year title!

June 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

THE heat is on for Dormy Care Communities Chef Frank Fatura who has made it through to the regional finals of the Care Home Chef of the Year. The competition challenges chefs to not only come up with a two-course meal that tastes and looks delicious but one that is also nutritionally well balanced a...

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In The Press: Portrait of the Year

June 2023 | Brockington House | News

A HEREFORDSHIRE care home recently hosted a ‘Portrait Artist of the Year” competition, a collaboration which brought together its residents and aspiring young artists from local colleges. The event, believed to be the first of its kind held by a care home in the UK, was hosted by Brockington Hou...

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Garden Walks

June 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Walks in the gardens, gardening, catching up with families or relaxing by reading a book in the sun or visiting the hairdresser, just a normal day for our ladies and gentlemen at Pine Martin Grange! Read more

Quoits!

June 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Our ladies and gentlemen always look forward to a game of Quoits and it’s even better when they can do it outside in the fresh air! See Insights Boost a Post Read more

Summer Garden Club

June 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Our weekly summer garden club is very popular. We put the effort in but it’s nice admiring our work after Read more

Pugsey and Gus

June 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Pugsey and Gus came to visit the home for cuddles today. Nothing like a bit of canine therapy. See Insights Boost a Post Read more

Foxhunters Festival

June 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories

Forget Glastonbury or Isle of Wight, the best festival to be at this year was the Foxhunters Summer Festival! With stalls and music, a falconer visit and balloon sculptor, even the rain couldn’t dampen the fun! In true festival style, everyone embraced the damp weather and carried on regardle...

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Ball Games

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Ambling Club

June 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories This morning we held our ambling club and did our exercises on the move in our lovely gardens, before finishing off with some light refreshments . Read more

Morning Stretching

June 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories Doug enjoyed some early morning stretching in before a walk around our beautiful gardens. See Insights Boost a Post All reactions: 1010 Read more

A Morning in the Garden

June 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories Lovely morning In the garden, walking, dead heading, watering and a bit of planting. It never stops in the Foxhunters garden! Read more

Thankful Thursday Gardening

June 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories We packed a lot in on #ThankfulThursday, picking from the garden, beginning to write a short story for book club next week, and doing some painting in the garden. Read more

A Trip out on the Trishaw Bike!

June 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories

A little trip to town today. We were invited to take a look at the new trishaw bike that will be visiting us weekly starting next Wednesday. The charity “cycling without age” is going to help us get out and about and explore the local area, so watch out for more about this in the coming ...

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A Visit from the Guides

June 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Yesterday we had a visit from a local girl guides group. The girls enjoyed using the Tover interactive table and then they helped our ladies and gents play giant snakes and ladders. A lovely afternoon! Read more

Alex the Memory Man

June 2023 | Brockington House | Stories We had a visit from ‘Alex The Memory Man’ this afternoon. We reminisced about song lyrics, TV theme shows and so much more. Read more

Mini Tennis

June 2023 | Brockington House | Stories As it’s Wimbledon this week we decided to have a ‘mini’ tennis match. There was a few outs, and there was talk of a possible streaker !!!!! In the end Janet & Gareth, who were umpires, called the final decision – they concluded it was a draw. Read more

A Comment from one of our Volunteers

June 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

“Why do I volunteer? Mainly because I like sharing and luckily for me I’m time – rich.  I began at Foxhunters having been trained by a charity known to Monmouthshire Libraries called The Reader. I love books, I love reading, and I especially love reading aloud.  So when I was given ...

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Volunteers Week

June 2023 | Brockington House | Stories

IT”s Volunteers Week, a wonderful opportunity to mark the fantastic and positive contribution volunteers make across the country.   At Dormy Care Communities, we particularly value to contribution of volunteers both from within our homes and from the local communities around them.   Many...

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A Visit from Liphook Junior School

May 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We had another visit from the Year 6 children at Liphook Junior School today. They played snakes and ladders, noughts and crosses and dominoes with our ladies and gentlemen, as well as having a good chat over cookies and refreshments. We always look forward to their visits. Read more

Arts & Crafts

May 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories It was an arty kind of day at Bramshott today. Starting with some aqua painting followed by making masquerade masks. Read more

Baking Rock Cakes

May 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories ‘Delicious!’ That was the verdict on the rock cakes we made this afternoon and which were much enjoyed alongside afternoon tea Read more

Pet Therapy

May 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories And a bit of pet therapy courtesy of Candy’s beautiful Daschund dog Dottie. 191 People reached 63 Engagements Boost Unavailable All reactions: 99 Read more

The Kings Cornonation

May 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

What a lovely weekend we have had celebrating the coronation. Yesterday we were all glued to the TV watching the ceremony and today it was time to party in style with our ladies and gentlemen and their families. Pam started things off with a toast, then it was great food, great entertainment (courte...

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The Kings Coronation

May 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories What a lovely day. congratulations King Charles III. Read more

Flower Arranging Class

May 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Some lovely flower arranging today Read more

Garden Club

May 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories In Garden Club today we had a busy time tidying the flower beds and checking our array of crops in the vegetable garden. Everything’s coming along very well indeed! Isn’t it wonderful spending time outdoors and enjoying the fresh air? Read more

Tyler James and Dancing

May 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Last night we enjoyed the voice of Tyler James. We danced and sang along to our favourite tunes. A great night. Read more

Making the most of the sun!

May 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories More time outside enjoying the warmth in our beautiful gardens and outside areas and inside it was a busy day for our hairdressers. Nothing better than getting your hair cut/styled or your beard trimmed!   Read more

Expressing ourselves through Art

May 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We enjoyed some art time on our Forget me Not floor. Lots of great concentration and making the most of colours. Read more

The Coronation

May 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories We have had a lovely day, congratulations King Charles III. Read more

The Choir for Good

May 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories We had a lovely visit today from the Choir for Good followed by a cheese and wine event in the bar. There was lots of singing and laughter and as you can see from the pictures our ladies and gentlemen enjoyed every minute. Read more

Crafting for our summer fete

May 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories Today we started making things to sell on our residents’ stall at our summer fete. We started with a group collage. Just look at the concentration! Read more

Working hard in the garden

May 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories Our Gardening Champion has been working very hard this morning! Read more

Enjoying the Sun

May 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories A lovely morning here in our wonderful part of Wales so there was lots happening outside. Starting with some Oomph Wellness exercises, landscape drawing in the garden, a tea break with biscuits and to end the day what better than a G&T. Cheers! Read more

The Coronation and VE Day

May 2023 | Brockington House | Stories

To celebrate VE Day we watched a documentary hosted by Tony Robinson and then enjoyed a slice of this lovely coronation cake. Janet and Joyce are ready and Nora loves her little coronation themed planter and plant. Some of our ladies and gentlemen are watching the ceremony in their rooms and others ...

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The Brockington Bakers

May 2023 | Brockington House | Stories On your marks, get set, bake. The Brockington Bakers were hard at work making chocolate marble cake which you will see came out perfect. Now our star bakers are looking forward to trying it tomorrow over a cuppa. Doris has asked for a large slice as it was hard work stirring! Read more

Banjo Brian getting us all dancing!

May 2023 | Brockington House | Stories We had a lovely visit from Banjo Brian this afternoon with lots of great songs from yesteryear. He played to a packed room and got our ladies and gentlemen to join in by giving out instruments for them to play. A very interactive, engaging and fun session all round! Read more

Planting ready for summer

May 2023 | Brockington House | Stories And with the sun shining carer Karen took Cate outside to enjoy the rays and at Growing Point Gardening Club with Sian we did some planting ready for summer. Read more

Tending to our Garden

May 2023 | Brockington House | Stories On a sunny Saturday morning Pat helped to water the plants. She asked how she would be paid for all her hard work so we promised her a good cuppa at the end and she was happy with that. Thank you Pat. Read more

It’s Defintely A Marathon And Not A Sprint For Alan

May 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories

AN ‘ultra’ marathon effort by our very own Alan Jordon has helped to raise money for a charity dedicated to supporting people living with dementia. Alan, who works as a gardener at Foxhunters, recently ran 42 miles in an incredible seven hours in his first-ever ultra-marathon. The 58-year-old co...

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Meet Frances Hancock

May 2023 | Brockington House | Stories

Frances Hancock is one of a select group of people who truly deserve to be referred to as a ‘Pioneer’. In fact, that was the name given to her and the 14 other women who were the first women to be ordained priest in Hereford almost 30 years ago. Frances, who is aged 88 and now living in Brocking...

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Wioletta and Cookie deserve a round of ‘a-paws’ for charity walk

May 2023 | Brockington House | Stories

A DOG is a man’s best friend certainly does not apply to Wioletta Guzy and her beloved dog Cookie and between them they recently raised £670 for a charity very close to her heart. Wioletta and Australian Labradoodle Cookie walked 100 kilometres during March as part of Dementia UK’s Walking Chal...

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A trip out in the Sun

April 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Bus trip to Rake Garden Centre and a visit to a coffee shop. Read more

This Years Vegetable Patch!

April 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Planting courgette, runner beans and tomatoes in the greenhouse in readiness for this years vegetable patch. Read more

An Easter Craft Session

April 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories And making some lovely Easter bonnets. Read more

Easter Baking

April 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Making Simnel Cake for Easter in Canada Place. Read more

Afternoon games

April 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories An afternoon of Scrabble and Dominoes. Read more

Art Session

April 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Art time on the Forget Me Not floor. Read more

10 Pin Bowling

April 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories The hotly contested 10-pin bowling tournament had a nail-biting ending with Philip winning by just one shot – on his final bowl! Read more

Garden Club

April 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Garden Club this morning was a lovely chance for a busy sweet pea planting session. Read more

Craft Session

April 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Morning craft session making cards for Easter. Read more

Easter at Brockington

April 2023 | Brockington House | Stories We are ready for Easter. Read more

Duck Pond!

April 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Our two visitors Donald and Daisy Duck enjoyed a dip in our pond! Read more

Easter Bakers

April 2023 | Brockington House | Stories The Brockington Bakers have been busy making Easter nests. Read more

Magic Table Games

April 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Fun and laughter using the magic table today. Read more

Potting at Brockington

April 2023 | Brockington House | Stories More potting today and Jean was keen to clean up after. We ended with a communal crossword which our ladies and gentlemen successfully completed. Read more

Cheering on Alan

April 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories Team Foxhunters cheering on Alan today Read more

Amblers Club

April 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories And we made the most of the nice weather in Amblers Club Read more

Easter games

April 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories What a lovely morning with lots of chatting about Easter, playing word games and discussing what’s in the papers. Read more

Memory rainbow and reading

April 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories Lovely day doing some artwork for a memory rainbow and reading. Read more

The importance of Nutrition and Hydration

March 2023 | Bramshott Grange | News

Good nutrition and hydration are vital to everybody’s health and well-being, but as we continue to age, this is not always as easy to maintain. It is believed that 25% of elderly people experience mild chronic dehydration and 10% are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition. Older people are more l...

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Activities for people who walk with purpose

March 2023 | Bramshott Grange | News

Many of the ladies and gentlemen who live in our homes will have had pets at sometime during their lives, whether that’s a cat, dog, or even a goldfish. There’s a reason we call dogs man’s best friend and why studies have shown that cats can lower stress and anxiety. Our furry friends have a p...

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The Puuurfect Companions in our Homes

March 2023 | Bramshott Grange | News

Many of the ladies and gentlemen who live in our homes will have had pets at sometime during their lives, whether that’s a cat, dog, or even a goldfish. There’s a reason we call dogs man’s best friend and why studies have shown that cats can lower stress and anxiety. Our furry friends have a p...

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Brockington House in Luxury Care Home Guide

March 2023 | Brockington House | News

A HEREFORD care home has been named as one of the top 100 luxury care homes in the UK for the third consecutive year. Brockington House, which is situated on Hafod Road, is featured in the Knight Frank 2023 Luxury Care Home Guide. The 70-bedroom home is owned by Dormy Care Communities, a company whi...

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Foxhunters in Luxury Care Home Guide

March 2023 | Foxhunters | News

DORMY CARE COMMUNITIES FEATURED IN LUXURY CARE HOME GUIDE A LUXURY care home group has had two of its homes included in a prestigious national guide recognizing the finest residential care settings in the UK. Foxhunters in Abergavenny, Wales, and Brockington House in Hereford, both feature in the Kn...

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A Trip Out

March 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We had a lovely ride out into the beautiful South Downs countryside this morning Read more

Arts and Crafts

March 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Lots of arts and crafts today Read more

our 5th birthday

March 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We started our 5th birthday celebrations with a lovely buffet supper, a cake of Bramshott made by Claire and we presented flowers to Pam and Christine, two ladies who have lived here since we opened. Read more

baking delicious shortbread

March 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories What could be better than an afternoon of baking (and tasting) delicious shortbread? Read more

International Women’s Day

March 2023 | Brockington House | Stories

International Women’s Day saw us celebrating the women we admire most. We spoke about women who had left a mark on history, with a photo quiz including famous women in politics , science and other professions . We also chatted about family members who we admired; Eileen spoke about both gra...

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Felting Workshop

March 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories We enjoyed a felting workshop today, and to fit in with our St David’s Day theme, we used daffodils as our inspiration. It was also lovely to welcome the families of some of the ladies to join in. Read more

St David’s Day

March 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories Today’s St David’s Day celebrations continued with our very own Eisteddfod; we read the story of St David and poetry by Welsh poets and sang traditional Welsh songs. We also had some delicious traditional Welsh food! Read more

World Book Day

March 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories On World Book Day we enjoyed a visit from these two famous literary characters! Read more

Music from Craig Balien

March 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories Today we welcomed the very talented Craig Balien for a lovely Welsh themed musical afternoon Read more

Snow Day

March 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories We had a bit of snow today and Lis made a snow-lady. Read more

St David’s Day

March 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We enjoyed celebrating St David’s Day with a Welsh quiz. Read more

An Afternoon of Music

March 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories What an afternoon of music with fabulous singer Paul Spencer! Read more

World Book Day

March 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories World Book Day was a wonderful reason for Martin to read from Roald Dahl’s book Boy: Tales of Childhood. Read more

International Women’s Day

March 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We celebrated International Women’s Day with flowers, Prosecco and chocolate Read more

Animal Therapy

March 2023 | Brockington House | News

Animal or pet therapy has long been proven to have both positive physical and mental benefits on people and this why it has become an integral part of the activities programmes at Dormy’s four homes. It’s particularly beneficial for people living with dementia because it’s a way of unlocking h...

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Our Magic Tables

March 2023 | Brockington House | News

At Dormy Care Communities, improving the quality of life for people living in our homes is one of our key goals and we are continually investing in new technology to enable us to realise this goal. An example is the introduction of a Magic Table in two of our care homes – Brockington House and Fox...

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Our Gala Dinner!

February 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories The Gala Dinner has been such a wonderful evening; delicious food, beautiful decorations and fantastic entertainment! Read more

Yellow Brick Theatre Company

February 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Some lovely photographs from today’s visit from Tiz, part of the Yellow Brick Theatre Company Read more

Flower Arranging

February 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Bramshott Grange has been a hive of activity preparing for tomorrow night’s Gala Dinner. These gorgeous flower arrangements will adorn the tables beautifully. Read more

An Afternoon of games

February 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We had a fantastic afternoon of games with our ladies and gentlemen, We started with Bingo, an old favourite and then played cards, dominoes and connect 4. Read more

A Valentines Pampering

February 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Today there was a very special – and well-deserved – Valentine’s pamper session and some lovely flower arranging. Read more

Enjoying the Dorset Sun

February 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Sun is shining in Dorset so we enjoyed some time outdoors Read more

Rosie the PAT dog!

February 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Regular visitor PAT dog Rosie popped in to say hello. Read more

Spring Sunshine

February 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We made the most of the sunshine today by enjoying a few late winter rays, before coming inside for some arts and crafts. Read more

Dancing feet!

February 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Curly the Busker came to perform and the music certainly got people dancing! Read more

A Trip to the Garden Centre

February 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories Jean enjoyed a trip out to the garden centre to pick up some seeds for the vegetable garden Read more

Samantha Hockey Art Lesson

February 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories What a lovely afternoon yesterday inviting the community into our home, we had a visit from the children of Llanfoist Fawr primary school and Samantha Hockey. We had a very interesting workshop and worked together to create some beautiful butterfly pictures. Read more

A Valentines Meal

February 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories Today Alan and Beryl enjoyed a romantic Valentine’s Day meal together, chatting about the memories they share Read more

Queen of Hearts Tea Party

February 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories What a fantastic afternoon! The Queen of Hearts tea party was a wonderful celebration. Well done to Leanne for the lovely cakes and to Holli for the musical sing along. Read more

Shrove Tuesday

February 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories Shrove Tuesday was the perfect reason to enjoy freshly made pancakes with lots of delicious toppings! Read more

Valentines Day

February 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Our Valentine’s celebrations carried on all day! There were delicious heart-shaped biscuits and a visit from Eddie Graham who performed fantastic songs including Love Song and hits by Cliff Richard and Tom Jones. Read more

Mindful Colouring

February 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Mindful colouring is not only fantastically creative, it’s also very relaxing. It can help with allieviating anxiety, can lift our mood and help us feel calm. After competing her wonderful creation, Doris said: “I really enjoyed that!” Read more

Pancake Race

February 2023 | Brockington House | Stories The Shrove Tuesday celebrations were lots of fun! There were pancake races in the garden – including this match between Tony and Abbey. Abbey emerged victorious, even if she did lose a shoe in the process! Read more

An afternoon of music

February 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Wonderful music this afternoon with Wolfren Riverstick playing favourites from Doris Day, Elvis, Fats Domino and Buddy Holly. Read more

Paper Thistle Flowers

January 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Making tissue paper thistle flowers for our burns celebrations on Wednesday Read more

Chinese New Year

January 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Celebrating Chinese new year Read more

Quoits!

January 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Lots of laughter with a fun game of quoits Read more

Chinese New Year Art

January 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Celebrating #chinesenewyear with a quiz and art session Read more

Puzzling

January 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Working together on our puzzles Read more

Burns Night Celebration

January 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories The start of our burns night celebration. Highland fudge and Robert Burns poetry read by our nurse Kohlby. Haggis will follow later today! Read more

Painting to Music

January 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories

This afternoon we enjoyed a painting to music session. We took our inspiration from pieces we already had in the home and listened to classical music then put our interpretation of that on to paper. A lovely calming sensory activity and we really liked the end result as everyone’s picture...

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Holli Singing for us

January 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories This afternoon our very talented team member Holli sang for us and we joined in with the ones we remembered. Jean helped with our teas and coffees after our sing a long this afternoon and even did all the washing up, thanks Jean! Read more

A Garden Walk in the Fresh Air

January 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Wrapping up warm for some January fresh air as we enjoyed a walk around the grounds Read more

Game of Quoits

January 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Some healthy competition with a fun game of quoits Read more

Darts in the Bar

January 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Darts in the bar! Great fun on this rainy Thursday Read more

Bramshott Bakers

January 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories The Bramshott bakers have been busy making banana and raspberry cookies. Delicious with a cup of tea! Read more

An Art Class with Llanfoist Primary School

January 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories This afternoon we enjoyed a visit from Llanfoist Fawr Primary School PTFA we had a talk on impressionist and surrealist art then we all worked together to make our own masterpiece. Then we enjoyed some lovely treats. Read more

Book Club

January 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories

This morning Lis continued to host our book club. We read more of her book “I couldn’t even boil an egg” which has been very interesting. Lis told us of some of the crafts they used to sell in Isfahan and we are now hoping to try and recreate some of the items she saw. Lis also sha...

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An Art Session with Samantha Hockey

January 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories Thanks to local artist Samantha Hockey, we enjoyed making our own bookmarks in our arts and crafts workshop. Lots of fun, we discussed our favourite books and listened to some relaxing music Read more

Making Bird Feeders

January 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Thank you to Sian from Herefordshire Growing Point who visited today. The ladies make some bird feeders and then added some bird pictures using layers of different coloured and patterned card Read more

National Winnie the Pooh

January 2023 | Brockington House | Stories It’s #nationalwinniethepoohday so we got creative! Read more

Chinese New Year Crafts

January 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Working on our Chinese new year decorations Read more

Scrabble Club

January 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Time for a scrabble club challenge Read more

Chinese New Year Crafts

January 2023 | Brockington House | Stories We always enjoy getting crafty! Preparation under way for Chinese new year Read more

Relaxing Tai Chi

January 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories Relaxing Tai Chi and mindfulness session today was enjoyed today Read more

An Afternoon of Games

January 2023 | Foxhunters | Stories Lots of fun and games this afternoon with Goga, we really enjoyed working together in teams and also got very competitive. Read more

Christmas Collage

January 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We love reminiscing about our fun times. Today we created a collage all about Christmas with our favourite memories Read more

New Year Book Club

January 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Doreen’s book club Read more

Queens’ Jubilee Reminiscence Box

January 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We were really lucky to receive a Queens’ jubilee reminiscence box from the The Royal Mint museum The ladies and gentlemen loved looking through all the items we received Read more

New Year New Knitting Challenge

January 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories New year new challenge. Following our recent activities meeting some of the ladies were keen to start up a knit and natter group. Our first session saw us all choosing different items to make – watch this space to see the finished results! Read more

Practicing Piano

January 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Shirley practicing her piano skills ready for when she plays for everyone Read more

A visit from some creatures!

January 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories One of our care team members Adam, popped in today with his collection of creatures! Read more

Deal or No Deal

January 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Deal or no deal. Sadly we didn’t win much! Read more

New Year Dominoes Challenge

January 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Dominoes challenge this afternoon Read more

Our Christmas Ballet

December 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Our very special Christmas show for the ladies and gentlemen performed by the team!! Read more

Christmas Poetry

December 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Christmas poetry followed by mince pies and mulled wine. The star of the show was definitely Ted who with a tap of his paw shared the poem ‘Twas the night before Christmas’! Read more

Yellow Brick Theatre Co

December 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories A huge thank you to the Yellow Brick Theatre Co who came and performed ‘A Very Merry Christmas’ Read more

Christmas Crafts

December 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Christmas craft morning decorating cute little wooden sleigh’s and Christmas cloth bags Read more

The Bluebird Storyteller

December 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories An enchanting afternoon of entertainment with Janet, the Bluebird Storyteller, telling a beautiful collection of winter tales and Christmas stories. Read more

Love to Sing Choir

December 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Local love to sing choir joined us this evening for some carols Read more

Some Christmas Carols

December 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Thank you to Sandford St. Martin’s Primary School who sang to us today! We loved listening to our favourite carols! Read more

Christmas Singer

December 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Last night we had a Christmas party with the fabulous singer Tyler James Read more

Christmas Party

December 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Buck’s Fizz, delicious home made mince pies and a special visitor today!! Everyone was asked what they would like for Christmas and the main wish was for health! Happy Christmas everyone! Read more

Mini Golf

December 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories A game of mini golf followed by doughnuts and mulled wine! Read more

Our Christmas Fete!

December 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories It’s the start of our Christmas celebrations as we welcome some special guests to our fete Read more

A Christmas Surprise

December 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Surprise Christmas visit from the Abergavenny Salvation Army     Read more

A visit from Llanfoist Primary

December 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories This morning we welcomed Llanfoist Fawr PTFA choir. We had a lovely morning of singing and chatting. Thank you for your lovely visit! Read more

Celebrating 105 years!

December 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Celebrating 105 years with Lorraine today! Happy birthday special lady! Read more

A Christmas Party

December 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories What a lovely afternoon we had, our residents Christmas party celebrations with Stuart from MusiCare Read more

Brockington Bakers at Christmas

December 2022 | Brockington House | Stories The Brockington bakers were busy today baking some festive treats. We love warm mince pies – delicious! Read more

A Christmas Craft Session

December 2022 | Brockington House | Stories The ladies and gentlemen have been creating tree decorations and Gonks! Read more

Making Wreaths

December 2022 | Brockington House | Stories This afternoon we had Sian visit from Growing Point and a few of the ladies made some festive wreaths for their doors Read more

Christmas Jumper Day

December 2022 | Brockington House | Stories It was #christmasjumper day today! The team all showed off their favourite knit wear! Thanks to the kitchen team for all the delicious treats Read more

Christmas Card Designs

December 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Working on our Christmas card designs Read more

When generations come together

December 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Lovely when generations come together! A big thank you to Beech House Nursery School who visited our home. Accompanied by Emma and Georgie they sang songs and shared stories with us all. Please come back and see us soon! Read more

Doreen’s book club

November 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Doreen’s book club Read more

Ballet Prep

November 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Art group busy painting props ready for our Bramshott Grange Christmas seated ballet – The Sleeping Beauty Read more

Prepping our Christmas Cake!

November 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Christmas is fast approaching so today we cracked on with our cake prep. Read more

A trip to the Garden Centre

November 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Headed out to Rake Garden Centre on todays trip Read more

Flower Arranging

November 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Working on our table decorations Read more

Singing and Dancing Entertainment

November 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Singing and dancing thanks to entertainment from Paul Spencer Read more

A Visit from Molly

November 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Our furry friend Molly came in for cuddles Read more

Cocktail session

November 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Lots of fun and laughter this afternoon in our quiz and cocktail session. Read more

Christmas is coming!

November 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! A busy afternoon starting to decorate the home followed by a festive film! Read more

A Visit from Animals Interactive

November 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Celebrating our birthday this morning with a special visit from Animals Interactive Read more

A Trip to the Butterfly Zoo!

November 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories

What a wonderful day! This morning we enjoyed a visit to the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo Such an amazing experience and lovely to see so many beautiful butterflies. We then popped over to the Old Court Hotel for some refreshments! Some of our ladies and gentlemen who couldn’t attend today̵...

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Garden Dash!

November 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Showing our support for BBC Children in Need with Foxhunters garden dash! Read more

Music from Craig

November 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Thank you Craig for a lovely afternoon of singing our favourite tunes Read more

It’s beginning to look alot like Christmas

November 2022 | Brockington House | Stories It’s beginning to look a bit like Christmas! Our two volunteers Amelia and Natalia have been busy today helping the ladies and gentlemen decorate some of the home! Read more

A Christmas Trip

November 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Doris and Irene have been busy this weekend! They enjoyed a trip out to Dunelm to look around the store before returning to start on our festive decorations! Read more

A Christmas Bake

November 2022 | Brockington House | Stories This morning we completed the next stage of our Christmas cake. The dried fruit mixture has been soaking for several weeks – the brandy smell was a little strong ! Read more

Remembrance Service

November 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories A special remembrance service today Read more

Pebble Poppies

November 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Decorating pebbles with poppies and hearts in preparation for Remembrance Day during our arts and crafts session this afternoon Read more

Friday Jazz

November 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Friday jazz session Read more

Scrabble Challenge

November 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories This weekend our ladies and gentlemen took part in a Scrabble challenge! Lots of games, lots of great words and some excellent scores! Read more

Art Class

November 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories This morning we had an art session with the theme of remembrance, there has been some beautiful work created incorporating poppies. Read more

A Comical Murder Mystery

November 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories This afternoon we had our shared reading session “a comical murder mystery” with Sandi and Dave from Abergavenny Library We then discussed our favourite crime authors and stories. Read more

Entertainment from Eddie

November 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories A lovely afternoon spent with Eddie, singing and dancing to our favourite songs Read more

Llanfoist Fawr Primary School Visit

November 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories This morning the children from Llanfoist Fawr Primary School PTFA helped us with our Remembrance Day service where we shared readings and sang hymns together. We will lay our Poppy wreath down at the stone of remembrance tomorrow. Read more

Knit and Natter!

November 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Betty gave us some new projects to work on for Christmas during todays knit and natter. Read more

Remembrance Day

November 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories This morning we paid our respects and observed a minute’s silence for those loved and lost. We wore poppies and watched the Remembrance Day parades from The Royal Albert Hall. We also read poems and they laid our Poppy wreath at our stone of remembrance Read more

A visit from Herefordshire FA

November 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Herefordshire FA Dementia Reminiscence Group visited us today and we had a fantastic group meeting with lots of great memories and some chocolates! Read more

A Trip out to Town

November 2022 | Brockington House | Stories This afternoon a few ladies went to visit Radway Bridge Garden Centre. We enjoyed wandering around the shop and of course stopped for a cup of tea! Read more

Remembrance Service

November 2022 | Brockington House | Stories We held a special remembrance service delivered by reverent Nick Armstrong from the local parish. Read more

Mindful Colouring

November 2022 | Brockington House | Stories A mindful colouring session Read more

Our Christmas Project

November 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Working on our Christmas project! Read more

Autumnal Art

October 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Autumnal art session Read more

Tin Can Alley

October 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Good old fashioned tin can alley was a favourite this afternoon! Joyce had a mean right throw Read more

A visit from a furry friend

October 2022 | Brockington House | Stories One of our favourite furry friends popped in yesterday for some extra love and attention! Read more

Water colour painting

October 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Water colour painting session this afternoon   Read more

Tover Table Fun

October 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Lovely afternoon session using our magic table from Tover We love the interactive games! Read more

Halloween arts and crafts

October 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Working on some decorations for Halloween Read more

Pen Pals

October 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories

This morning we had our letters delivered from Llanfoist Fawr Primary School PTFA We took turns in reading the letters and discussed the questions the children asked us. We had such a lovely visit from them last week and it was so nice to be able to put faces to the names of those writing to us...

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The Christmas card competition has begun!

October 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories We are very excited that Dormy Care have launched the Christmas card competition again! Working on our creations today Read more

An afternoon of BINGO

October 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Time for a game of bingo! Lots of prizes to be won Read more

Llanfoist Fawr Primary School Come to learn

October 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories

Generations came together today as we welcomed Llanfoist Fawr Primary School PTFA to our home. We had a fantastic afternoon with the teachers and children. We talked about work they’re doing at the moment and reminisced about some items our ladies and gentlemen used and remembered their par...

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A visit from Mossy

October 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories We had a lovely visit from mossy our new pet therapy dog. She came along with Natalie and we talked about the dogs we used to own, sharing lots of lovely memories Read more

Autumnal Art Session

October 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Our budding artists are creating their next masterpieces this afternoon based on an autumnal theme   Read more

Indoor Putting

October 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Indoor putting time! Read more

A Morning of Scrabble

October 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Morning scrabble challenge today! Read more

A Morning Art Session

October 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Todays art session was inspired by the trees in our garden! Read more

Art Class

October 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Todays art class focussed on autumnal themes and harvest festivals Read more

Book Club

October 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We started our book club this morning and this new group session was thoroughly enjoyed Read more

Did you know we have a shop?

October 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Did you know our home has its very own shop? It gives the ladies and gents the opportunity to pick up some extra bits and pieces – from stamps to sweets, we stock lots of essentials! Read more

Planting on our Balcony

October 2022 | Brockington House | Stories One of our lovely care team donated some plants to the home. We have been busy this afternoon planting them on our balcony Thank you Caroline! Read more

Our New Art Project

October 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Who can guess the theme of todays art project? Read more

Knitter Natter

October 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Everyone was concentrating in this afternoon’s knitter natter session. We shared and discussed more of our past projects! Read more

A Bird Display!

October 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Thank you to the Black Mountains Falconry Centre for the wonderful experiences today Read more

Some Interesting Mail

October 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories We had some lovely mail today. The children at Llanfoist Fawr Primary School PTFA sent us some lovely letters which we enjoyed reading together. We are now working on sending our messages back! Read more

Pumpkin Decorating

October 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Decorating pumpkins with a range of funny faces and not forgetting the cat Read more

Water Colour Painting

October 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Creative water colour painting session continuing with our autumnal theme. We carefully painted a mirror image of the leaves we had collected Read more

An Autumn Drive

October 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Autumn is here so we enjoyed a wonderful country drive to admire the changing colours of the season Read more

A Visit from Louis

October 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Cuddles with Louis today Read more

Trick or Treat!

October 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Trick or treat? Ruby and Autumn came to visit us and received some lovely treats Read more

Some Spooky Arts and Crafts

October 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Some spooky goings on in the home today! Dorothy was exceptionally pleased with her linking carving skills Read more

A Trip to: Thailand

September 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Final visit of the week on our armchair travels found us discovering beautiful Thailand! We enjoyed some delicious mango cake, a ride around in our Far Eastern-inspired transport and designed our own head wear! Fun day had by all! Read more

A Trip to: New Zealand

September 2022 | Brockington House | Stories

Today we visited New Zealand! We had a quiz and enjoyed some homemade New Zealand Anzac biscuits, they went down a treat. The boys learnt the Haka for us and visited everyone to show it off! We also watched a travel documentary all about the nature & culture of the island! ...

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A Trip to: Hawaii

September 2022 | Brockington House | Stories

Today we embarked on a trip to Hawaii! Our home was decorated and themed in all the communal areas! We played games, ate delicious exotic summer food and all tried hula dancing! Everyone loves our themed days and there is always plenty of laughs! Keep an eye out for where we go next! ...

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A Day of Creativity

September 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories A day full of crafting and creativity! Lots of secret projects are being worked on today! Read more

Arts & Crafts

September 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories

This morning we had a painting master class, we looked at some very well-known paintings and tried to recreate some of our favourites. We focused on Andy Warhol and decided to use the Mona Lisa as our canvas! We then painted her in the style of Marilyn Monroe’s pop art painting. Lots an...

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Homegrown is Almost Best!

September 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Homegrown is always best! This morning we headed outside for our gardening club. We picked and tried our heritage carrots – they were delicious and in so many lovely colours! We also prepared our sunflower seeds for next year! Read more

Art with Samantha Hockey

September 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Yesterday we spent a lovely afternoon with local artist Samantha Hockey. We made autumn-inspired wreaths for our doors, it was such fun. Read more

Making a Collage

September 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories This afternoon in our arts and crafts session we created a collage of photos from our Summer Holiday themed week Read more

An Afternoon of Crafts

September 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Today craft group we up cycled miniature jam jars to make little flower vases for single stems or a small posy of flowers Read more

Poetry Group

September 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Poetry appreciation group this morning. The paper garment included in some of the pictures had a poem on it about a seven year old girl’s birthday. Read more

The Bramshott Bakers

September 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories The Bramshott bakers whipped up a delicious Victoria sponge cake today. Perfect with a cup of tea this afternoon! Read more

Summer Holiday Garden Games

September 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Holiday fun and games in the garden! Read more

Flower Arranging

September 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Weekly flower arranging session. It’s lovely that we all get involved to create the table pieces Read more

Afternoon Arts and Crafts

September 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Afternoon art time session using coloured sands and paint for our seaside themed week Read more

Sandcastle Building

September 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Oh we do like to be beside the seaside! Read more

Roald Dahl Day!

September 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Creative drawing session inspired by #roalddahlday We were inspired by the stories and created our own characters with funny names! Read more

A Day of Pampering

September 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Bit of pamper time for some of the ladies Read more

Our Dormy Rose

September 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Our beautiful Dormy Care rose is starting to bloom! One of our prizes from the recent Dormy Care garden competition! Read more

Colouring Therapy

September 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Taking some time to enjoy a bit of colour therapy Read more

Our Wildlife Board

September 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Our wildlife board is up and filled with all our lovely creations and pictures of our wildlife area. We also put out gloves and information aids for people to take and use in the garden Read more

Creative Writing Session

September 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories

This afternoon we enjoyed another creative writing session hosted by Dody and a knitter natter session hosted by Betty! Working on our new project, we have started making scarfs again for our local church to give out during the winter months. We all enjoyed working on our first few paragrap...

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Baking Club

September 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories An afternoon of baking with Cynthia taking the lead! Read more

Winners of Best Vegetable Garden 2022

August 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories An afternoon of art inspired by our vegetable garden! We were thrilled to win “best vegetable garden” in the recent Dormy Gardening competition Read more

Sue and her HUGE sunflower!

August 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Keen gardener Sue wins the sunflower competition this year! Read more

Visiting our Personal Trainer

August 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Since Janet joined our home she has started having regular gym sessions with our visiting personal training. She is really enjoying these visits and seeing some great results. Our home has a gym designed for the older person and these sessions are available to anyone living in our home! Read more

Courtyard Golf

August 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Taking advantage of the nice weather today. Enjoying a game of courtyard golf before lunch Read more

Skittles in the Sun

August 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Enjoying the shade on our courtyard with a fun game of Skittles Read more

Floral Therapy!

August 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories A little bit of floral therapy! Flower arranging to relaxing music Read more

Best Residents Garden 2022

August 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We were thrilled to be awarded “Best resident garden” in the Dormy in Bloom awards. Creating a collage from the photographs of our fairy garden so we can look through our memories Read more

Home Grown is Best!

August 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Home grown is best! Always a sense of pride when you grow your own produce and it gets to go to the kitchen for lunch Read more

Water Colour Art Session

August 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Water colour painting with a beach theme Read more

The Ice Cream Van Arrives

August 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories As we are on “holiday” we had to enjoy an ice cream! A big thank you to De Luca’s Ice Cream for visiting us today and for the delicious treats! Read more

Building Sand Castles

August 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Who doesn’t love building a sandcastle? We reminisced about holidays in the past and the set about building our own! A bit of team work and help from our mascot and here are the results! Read more

The Bramshott Bakers are Back!

August 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories The Bramshott bakers made some sea life shaped cookies today! Perfect whilst on our armchair travels and tasted delicious! Read more

We’re All Going on a Summer Holiday

August 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We’re all going on a Dormy Care summer holiday…. This week we will be enjoying a summer vacation from the comfort of our home! The sun is shining and we have already welcomed Barnaby Bear the new Bramshott mascot! Read more

Afternoon Cream Teas!

August 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Celebrating UK holidays this week with a fabulous afternoon tea! Traditional Cornish tea complete with pasties, scones and clotted cream! Read more

Glastonbury Themed Festival

August 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Our Glastonbury themed festival day has started! Keeping with tradition the rain arrived! Nothing will stop us having fun today though! Read more

Colette Mooney Visit and Talk

August 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories

Today we enjoyed a visit from Colette Mooney. She gave a very inspiring talk on wildlife and how we can protect it in our garden. We took a walk around outside and looked for all kinds of bugs and discussed our thoughts on what we could do. We then made our own origami butterflies Colette ...

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Tover Table Session

August 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories We combined our Oomph Wellness with a therapeutic session on our Tover magic table! We listened to music, and tried lots of different movements. Great fun and also huge benefits for the ladies and gentlemen. Read more

Italian Themed Cookery Class

August 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories We may be in Wales but today we enjoyed an Italian-themed cookery class. Flatbread pizzas were the theme of the day and they tasted delicious! Read more

A Day Trip to the Garden Centre

August 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories What a lovely trip we had out this morning! We visited a lovely garden centre and tea room called the “Secret Garden” It may have been a little wet but that didn’t stop us having a great time as we enjoyed the lovely views and wildlife! Read more

Word Games

August 2022 | Brockington House | Stories One of Mike’s favourite tasks of the day is finding extra words in our daily challenge! 437 to go… Read more

Giant Connect Four

August 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Time for a bit of connect four!! Read more

National Cup Cake Day!

August 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Today the Brockington bakers celebrated #nationalcupcakeday with our own baking session! The smell was wafting down the corridor and everyone who came by said they smelt lovely and asked if there were spare! John came as chief taste taster and they passed the test! Delicious! Read more

Continuing our Art Project

August 2022 | Brockington House | Stories The art project continues for our next surprise adventure Read more

A Little Morning Trip

August 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories A morning trip out to the country market Read more

Spending Time in the Garden

August 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We love spending time in our garden. Today we counted the bees and enjoyed a coffee whilst admiring our new flower pots Read more

The Bramshott Bakers are Back!

August 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories The Bramshott Bakers are busy in the kitchen! Delicious cupcakes ready for afternoon tea! Read more

Our Finished Fairy Garden!

August 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Our beautiful fairy garden is finished! Please pop by and admire the work of the ladies and gentlemen they really have done an incredible job! Read more

A Garden Tournament

August 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Sunday sunshine and time for a garden tournament Read more

A Garden Quiz

August 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Enjoying some Friday fun with a quiz in the courtyard Read more

Abstract Art Project

August 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Abstract art is the focus of our latest project Read more

Skittles in the Sunshine

August 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories An afternoon of skittles in the sunshine Read more

Our 3rd Birthday

August 2022 | Brockington House | Stories It’s our 3rd birthday!! Let the celebrations begin! We have been joined by families and friends for an afternoon of music, bubbles and of course some fabulous cake! Read more

Arts and Crafts

August 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Crafts this afternoon, busy working on something exciting! Read more

Mindful Colouring

August 2022 | Brockington House | Stories

Mindful colouring followed by an art appreciation session. We learnt about Vincent Van Gogh. We had a discussion about his legacy and what inspiration he gives to others. Frances liked his rustic style and Sue liked the fact he painted in a style that must have seemed unimaginable at that time ...

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Music from Marcus

August 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories What a fabulous afternoon! We welcomed back Marcus who sang all our favourite tunes and had us singing and dancing. We then enjoyed a fabulous barbecue, a few glasses of bubbles and a game of bingo! Fabulous Friday for sure!!! Read more

Shopping for some New Flowers

August 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Jean enjoyed a lovely trip out this morning to the local garden centre and helped choose some more plants for our garden. We are looking forward to seeing the results. Read more

Enjoying Some Welsh Dancing

August 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories This afternoon we were treated to a very special visit from the Gwerin Wyr Gwent Welsh dancing group. Wonderful dancing in the perfect setting! Read more

Art Class with Fresh Flowers

August 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Using the flowers as inspiration from this morning, we enjoyed an art session as well as discussions around other gardens we have visited over the years. Read more

Picking Flowers in our Beautiful Garden

August 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Walking around our sun filled garden today, we picked some more wild flowers as inspiration for todays arts class. We enjoyed seeing the different flowers and talking about them together. Read more

Coffee, Cake and a Quiz!

August 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Monday morning coffee and a catch up followed by our weekly quiz! Read more

Creative Arts Session

July 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón was a Mexican painter known for her many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. This gave us our inspiration for todays art session Read more

Discovering our Ancestry

July 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories This morning we enjoyed an ancestry session, we are busy tracing our family trees which is really interesting Read more

A Morning Workout

July 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Bouncing into Saturday with an outdoor morning workout Read more

A Trip to the Seaside

July 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Oh we do like to be beside the seaside! We are so lucky to live so close to the beach, so we made the most of this glorious weather and headed for an ice cream by the sea! Read more

Putting Practice

July 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Practising our golf before lunch Read more

Parachute Fun in the Sun

July 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Working on our upper body strength today with some parachute fun in the sun! Read more

A Lovely Trip Out

July 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Lovely trip out to the garden centre today. We enjoyed looking around at the plants then enjoyed tea and cake! Read more

Dog Therapy

July 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories A special visitor today therapy dog Jack came to see us and had lots of fuss Read more

Afternoon Tea for Family and Friends

July 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Wonderful afternoon tea with family and friends! Read more

Arts and Crafts for the Garden

July 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Work continues on our fairies ready for the garden Read more

Beautiful Weather at Bramshott

July 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We are loving the summer weather and have been spending more time outside in the garden Don’t forget if you are outside – sunscreen hats lots of fluids Read more

Sunshine and Casper the PAT Dog!

July 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Enjoying the sunshine in our garden, with ice lollies and a visit from Casper our PAT dog! Read more

An Afternoon Art Class

July 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories This afternoon we welcomed back the very talented Samantha Hockey, a local artist who came and did a still life workshop with us. We learnt how to use watercolour more effectively and how to match the right colours to the fruits. Read more

Remembering James

July 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories We welcomed Diana and her family back to her home as we planted a tree to remember her husband James who lived in our home. The tree and plaque will stay in our garden as a memorial to this lovely gentleman Read more

A Coffee Morning with Cake!

July 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories This morning we enjoyed a fantastic start to our week with a lovely coffee morning and a chat with friends Read more

Knitter Natter and Puzzles!

July 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories This afternoon we enjoyed a knitter natter session hosted by Betty. We continued with our projects and some of us continued to learn how to knit. Some of us liked the natter but didn’t want to knit so we continued with some of our Oomph Wellness puzzles and word searches Read more

An Artistic Morning

July 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories This morning, we started making pictures for our wild garden display board, which will be on show in our coffee shop. If you visit our home please take a look as this will show the purpose and what we hope to achieve Read more

A Trip to Keepers Pond

July 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories A little trip to Keeper’s Pond. Still warm enough for an ice cream and then a trip for a drink locally Read more

Enjoying the Sunshine

July 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Enjoying the sunshine this morning before it got too hot. hats on sun cream lots of fluids Read more

Cheese And Wine Afternoon

July 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Enjoying a cheese and wine afternoon, what better way to spend a Monday! Read more

A Game of Pictionary

July 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Fun game of Pictionary had us all laughing as we all attempted to draw Read more

Crafting Paper Flowers

July 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Can you believe we had rain yesterday? So we enjoyed some time indoors creating flower bouquets. These will be used for something special soon! Read more

Banjo Brian!

July 2022 | Brockington House | Stories An afternoon with Banjo Brian! Fun interactive musical session which we all enjoyed Read more

Hedgehog House

July 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Doris helped set up a little hedgehog house in our garden, food and water ready and now we wait Read more

Picking Our Own Flower Arranging

July 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Pick your own! We are very lucky to have so many beautiful flowers in our garden so today we picked a selection and arranged them in vases for around the home. #flowerarrangement #carehomesuk #activities #flowers Read more

Growing Our Own Veg!

July 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories

Nothing nicer than #growyourown fruit and vegetables and we have been working lots on our garden lately. Today we picked a crop of lettuce for the kitchen to use. Some of the ladies and gentlemen also assisted with the weeding and tending to our flower beds. You can still enjoy the things you l...

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Courtyard Archery

July 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Training for the next Olympics with our skills today! Competitive archery in the courtyard Read more

A Visit From an MP

July 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We welcomed Michael Tomlinson MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole to our home today as part of #carehomeopenweek He enjoyed meeting the ladies and gentlemen and answering lots of questions. He also took the time to thank all the team for their hard work. #communityengagement #thankyou Read more

Quoits in the Sun

July 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Garden quoits this afternoon Read more

Art Class: Monet

July 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Working on our #monetstyle art pieces today Read more

Vintage Cars!

July 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Ann enjoyed a lovely visit today from her friends and their vintage car! #vintagecars Read more

Celebrating the 4th July

July 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Celebrating 4th July with American themed bbq and Mississippi mud pie Read more

A Little Water Colour

July 2022 | Brockington House | Stories A creative session for one of the gentlemen in our home. Water colour painting. Read more

Home Grown Always Tastes Best!

July 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Home grown is best and Doris and Irene helped the team pick the peas we have been growing! Doris said she had never done this before and enjoyed sampling them! Read more

A Trip to the Garden Centre

July 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

Quick trip to the local garden centre to pick up some plants then home to work on our garden project. We picked up some wonderful things. We are excited for the Dormy Care garden competition and are working hard on making our grounds look fabulous #dormyinbloom #gardeninglife #project #plantsp...

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The Fruits of our Labour! Or Veg!

July 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories A walk around the garden with Joan, Hilary and Margaret smelling the flowers and picking some spinach from our vegetable garden Read more

Some Musical Entertainment

July 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Charlie is a member of the care team and performed for the ladies and gentlemen this afternoon Read more

Enjoying the Sun!

July 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Beautiful afternoon here in Wales so we have been enjoying the sunshine Read more

A Visit from a MP

July 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories David Davies MP visited the ladies and gentlemen this morning as part of #carehomeopenweek He spent time chatting with the ladies and gentlemen and enjoying some of the activities on offer Read more

A Really Wild Afternoon!

June 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories As part of #carehomeopenweek we welcomed back Animals Interactive We met some amazing animals and the ladies and gentlemen thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon! Read more

Painting some Pots!

June 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Starting on our garden project. We have been painting pots ready for our wild garden. They will be filled with bee bombs ready to attract pollinators to our garden Read more

An Ice Cream Visitor!

June 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories How lucky are we? It’s #carehomeopenweek2022 and we had a very exciting visitor arrive! Thank you to @C.J.Copner Ice cream van from #abergavenny for the delicious afternoon treats! … Read more

Learning to Knit!

June 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories When the older generation teach the younger generation how to knit! We are learning from the best today Read more

Some Morning Pampering

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Who doesn’t love a good pampering? Some of us spent the morning have our nails done Read more

Fudge made by the Brockington Bakers!

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories The Brockington Bakers have made some no cook fudge! We can not wait for later when it’s ready for us to sample! Thanks to all the team who helped out! Read more

A Beautiful Day in the Garden

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories What a glorious day! We enjoyed time in our garden admiring the wildlife and flowers. What a lovely place to live Read more

Wimbledon Themed Hats!

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Creating some #wimbledon themed arts and crafts Read more

Play Your Cards Right

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Fun game of play your cards right Read more

A Few Morning Games

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Following a visit to the hair salon, Betty joined Jean for some fun game challenges! Read more

A New Word Challenge

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Attempting the word challenge Read more

Pétanque in the Sun

June 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Enjoying a game of pétanque in the garden this afternoon. What a glorious day! Read more

An Afternoon Art Session

June 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Dorothy enjoyed the art session this afternoon Read more

Garden Games

June 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Glorious weather today and we enjoyed a game of quoits in the garden Read more

A Day of Gardening

June 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Working in our garden this morning ready for more planting Read more

Bowls in the Sun

June 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Afternoon of bowls in the sunshine Read more

An Afternoons of Entertainment

June 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Enjoying an afternoon of music with a refreshing ice lolly Read more

Freshman Great Pond

June 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Lovely trip out to Frensham Great Pond and Common today Read more

Jubilee Collage

June 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Creating a jubilee collage with all our memories Read more

Ping Pong in the Sun

June 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Sun is shining in Hampshire today so we enjoyed a table tennis tournament in the garden! Read more

Friday Fizz and Entertainment

June 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Entertainment with Mandy and Friday fizz ending with God Save the Queen in honour of her official birthday tomorrow Read more

Working in the Garden in the Sun

June 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Home grown is always the best! We picked some of our baby lettuce and helped chef wash and prepare it for lunch! Read more

Ambling Club in the Sun

June 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories The amblers were out in the garden today enjoying the warmer weather! Hats on and smiling away we had a gentle walk around the garden! Read more

Sunny Entertainment

June 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Enjoying an afternoon in the garden with entertainment from Marcus Read more

Art Class!

June 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories This morning we enjoyed a visit from local artist Samantha Hockey. She shared with us and her tlpainting techniques. We all enjoyed the workshop very much! Read more

Garden Games

June 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Beautiful day here in South Wales! We have enjoyed some garden games, tended to our flowers and enjoyed an ice cream! Summer is definitely upon us! Just perfect Read more

Shortbread Baking

June 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Getting together to make some delicious shortbread for afternoon tea Read more

Table Tennis

June 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Table tennis challenge time Read more

Flying A Kite

June 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Let’s go fly a kite Read more

Jubilee Flower Arranging

June 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Flower arranging for our table decorations Read more

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

June 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Fabulous afternoon celebrating the #queensjubilee2022 Our chefs received a round of applause for their amazing trifles as well! Perfect day! #queensjubilee2022 Read more

Queens Green Canopy

June 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories How lovely to have The Woodland Trust tree for the #queensgreencanopy blessed. Our commemorative tree for the #queensjubilee2022 is planted #platinumjubileecelebration #hermajestythequeen Read more

Jubilee Time Capsule

June 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Fabulous day celebrating the #platinumjubilee2022 with music and bubbles. We also planted our commemorative tree from The Woodland Trust and our time capsule #greencanopy Read more

Trooping the Colour

June 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Decorating our #platinumjubilee2022 crowns whilst watching #troopingthecolour Read more

Play Your Cards Right

June 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Play your cards right Read more

Jubilee Fun and Games

June 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Fun and games this afternoon #queensplatinumjubilee Read more

Jubilee Street Party

June 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Street party time for the #queensplatinumjubilee Delicious food and drink to toast HRH Read more

Jubilee Flower Arranging

June 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We decorated the home and then enjoyed a flower arranging session Read more

Jubilee Decorations!

June 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Jubilee celebrations today We decorated the home and then enjoyed a flower arranging session #platinumjubilee2022 Read more

Jubilee Bingo

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Yesterday afternoon we had a few games of jubilee bingo. When the big 70 came out of the bag, everyone shouted jubilee. Lots of winners and Mike shared his winning prizes with the ladies! What a great weekend we have had celebrating #platinumjubilee2022 Read more

Baking Celebration Cakes

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories The Brockington bakers have been busy all week baking special #jubileecelebration cakes Read more

Jubilee Celebrations

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Jubilee celebrations in full swing Read more

Trooping the Colour

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Our guards are ready for #troopingthecolour and the start of the #platinumjubileecelebration Here’s to four days celebrating HRH Dormy Care Read more

Jubilee Cake and Games

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Pin the diamonds on the crown! An afternoon of fun as well as tea and cake royal style #platinumjubilee #royal Read more

Planting our Jubilee Tree

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories We planted our special #platinumjubilee tree today and unveiled our plaque. The start of our commemorative weekend celebrating HRH Read more

A Very Royal Visitor

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Meeting a special visitor today Read more

Our Platinum Jubilee Corgi!

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Our #platinumjubilee corgi enjoyed some attention today! We also played a fun new game called feed the dog! Read more

A Jubilee Scarecrow!

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Giving our garden scarecrow a jubilee makeover ready for the weekend Read more

The Queens Jubilee

June 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Celebrating the #queensplatinumjubilee with a glass of bubbles and fabulous food and games with family and friends! #celebratingjubileeweekend A few royal waves as well Read more

Fantastic Jubilee Spread

June 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Well done to our wonderful team what a fantastic #jubileeweekend spread! Read more

A Very British Falconry Display

June 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories This afternoon we celebrated all things British and had a visit from Roger who runs the Abergavenny falconry center and brought us some wildlife to see! Followed by our fabulous chef Kyles jubilee trifle! #platinumjubilee #celebrations #queensjubilee Read more

Planting our Jubilee Time Capsule

June 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Planting our commemorative time capsule and our special #queenscanopyproject tree from the Woodland Trust #platinumjubilee2022 #celebration Read more

Trooping the Colour

June 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Very excited for #platinumjubileecelebration starting with #troopingthecolour Read more

Flower Decorations

May 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Working on table decorations Read more

Courtyard Boules

May 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Courtyard boules this afternoon Read more

Jubilee Art

May 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories The jubilee is approaching Today’s art class we started work on designing our own stamp! Read more

A Day of Gardening

May 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Every year Dormy Care runs a gardening competition. We took the opportunity to work on our garden today as the sun was shining! Read more

A Visit from Rosie

May 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Rosie the pet therapy dog came for a visit today! Really brightened our day Read more

Musical Entertainment!

May 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Afternoon entertainment with a glass of Happy Friday! Read more

Jubilee Arts and Crafts

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Jubilee is approaching and our arts and craft sessions are filled with ideas to make the weekend a success We have been very busy today prepping further! Read more

A Little bit of Gardening

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Home director Shann Thomas has been gardening today. She’s gathered a selection of home grown plants ready for the raised beds to be prepared this week Read more

World Tea Day

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Yesterday was #worldteaday so we sampled a selection with home made biscuits. It’s safe to say some flavoured teas they were not impressed with! Read more

Jubilee Fountain

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories The ladies at gentlemen have been busy creating a special jubilee fountain. Read more

Pictionary

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories A game of Pictionary this afternoon with some interesting drawing attempts! We did all laugh though! Read more

Gardening and Ambling Club

May 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Loving morning outside for gardening club and the ambling group. Great to see everyone working in the garden together Read more

Robert’s Gym Dedication

May 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Robert enjoys his daily gym sessions. His routine consists of various weight lifting, 15 reps on the triceps press and then 10 minutes on the bike followed by hip rotations on the left and right side. Well done Robert #moveitorloseit #wellbeing #exercise Read more

Jubilee Collaboration!

May 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories

A big thank you to Alun the Morrisons Abergavenny Community Champion who visited us today with seeds and messages of hope for the jubilee. We are going to write our message and decorate the paper chains they gave us which will be hung up in our local Morrisons shop over the jubilee celebrations. ...

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A Puzzling Afternoon!

May 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Working together through a colour therapy book. Some of us have also completed another puzzle! Great team work Read more

Jubilee Time Capsule

May 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories We are working on a time capsule for the jubilee We wrote letters to our future selves and friends in the home about our memories of the coronation, past jubilee celebrations and our thoughts on the royal family. Read more

An Afternoon’s Pamper

May 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Time for hand massages and a bit of pampering Read more

A Trip to the River

May 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Arline and Sheila enjoyed a trip out for coffee and cake by the river this morning. This was was their prize for winning the last quiz Read more

Continuing Our Jubilee Project

May 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Our art project Continues for the big jubilee competition Read more

A Visit from Ruby and Floyd

May 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Ruby and Floyd visited us today for some cuddles. It’s lovely to see animals back in the home and the ladies and gentlemen certainly enjoy the visits. Read more

A Trip to Buy Plants!

May 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories A trip out to the local garden centre to choose some more plants Read more

Jasper Came to Visit

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories When you get a surprise visit from a team member with their adorable dog Jasper. He sure was happy to smile for the camera! Read more

Enjoying the Sunshine

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Lovely to enjoy the sunshine with friends and family Read more

Sunny Day in the Garden

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Watering the greenhouse plants as it’s going to be warm day Read more

Jubilee Preparation

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Working had on our jubilee project We all laughed when some of the ladies said they would go on strike unless they received payment in tea and biscuits! Such a fun afternoon! Read more

Weekly Word Challenge

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Sue is enjoying our latest word challenge Read more

Relax and Pamper!

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Enjoying some pamper time! We are so lucky to have a beauty salon where we can enjoy regular visits, as well as the wonderful care team who always ensure we look fabulous   Read more

An Afternoon in the Garden

May 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories The rain stopped and the sun came out so we ventured in to the garden to work on our plants Read more

A Trip to Frensham Great Pond

May 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Country ride to Frensham Great Pond and Common lovely to enjoy the countryside Read more

Arts and Crafts Session

May 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Work on our Jubilee crown continues Read more

Enjoying the Sun

May 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Enjoying the afternoon sunshine Read more

Word Games in the Sun

May 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Sun is shining in Wareham so we enjoyed word games out in the garden so we could enjoy the warm spring afternoon Read more

Flower Arranging

May 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Beautiful flower arranging session they look lovely around our home Read more

A Little Party

May 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Enjoyable afternoon as we welcomed a musical entertainer. Lots of singing, dancing and laughter – just the way we like it! Who needs an excuse to have a little party – we don’t! Read more

Jubilee Art Project

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Working on our Jubilee project Read more

A Little Pampering

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Did you know we have our own beauty salon? Nothing better than a bit of pampering to start the day! Read more

Jubilee Art Project

May 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Today’s art group are continuing with their Jubilee project Read more

Ambling Group

May 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories The Oomph Wellness ambling group took a gentle stroll around the grounds today, admiring the plants. We then picked some daisy’s and made chains reminding us all of when we were younger! Read more

A Trip to Linda Vista Gardens

May 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories This afternoon we enjoyed a trip out to Linda Vista gardens in Abergavenny We enjoyed seeing the spring flowers and taking in the lovely views. It’s great to be out and about again Read more

Indoor Golf!

May 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories An afternoon of indoor golf Read more

Catching Exercise

May 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We always enjoy a daily exercise session and today we enjoyed a seated netball session. Great way to keep on moving and help with our strength building Read more

Arts and Crafts: Stencilling

May 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories This afternoons creative art session involved stencilling on to tiles and creating our own special designs.   Read more

A Tour of Our Pretty Villages

May 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Enjoyable country ride this morning around the pretty villages within the South Downs National Park. Very lucky to have such beautiful countryside on our doorstep Read more

Continuing Our Secret Project

May 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Continuing work on our project! We are working on our submission to the South Western Railway ‘create a crown’ competition as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. #jubilee #queensplatinumjubilee Read more

An Afternoon Planting Vegetables

May 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Busy planting our vegetables Read more

Arts and Crafts

May 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Our ladies and gentlemen helped prepare for a baby shower today. Ashlie is leaving us to start her maternity leave so we got creative! Read more

Our Secret Jubilee Project

May 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Work on our secret project continues Read more

A Drive in the Sun

May 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Wonderful drive around the Hampshire countryside Read more

A Lovely Trip Out

May 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We had a really fun day out yesterday with a trip to the local garden centre with a stop off for tea and cake! It was nice to be outside enjoying the beautiful weather! Read more

A Jubilee Craft Project

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Staring work on our jubilee craft project with stone painting Read more

Super Hero Day!

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories It’s #superheroes day! Read more

National Pet Month

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories It’s #nationalpetmonth so our Deputy Home a director Alun Woodhouse came in with his beautiful dog Willow who is one year old today The ladies and gentlemen enjoyed lots of cuddles and making a fuss! Read more

An Afternoon in the Sun

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Another sunny spring day here in Hereford so we took our exercise class outside! Starting the day off right with gentle stretching and seated yoga whilst others enjoyed a walk around the grounds. Read more

Bake Sale

May 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Our bake sale today raised funds for the Alzheimer’s Society Thanks again to our Laura in our wonderful kitchen team for creating such delicious treats for us all to enjoy Read more

Pet Therapy

May 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories What an amazing afternoon! Thank you to Animals Interactive for the wonderful afternoon of #pettherapy The ladies and gentlemen were fascinated with their visitors and we had great fun meeting them all! #pettherapyisthebesttherapy Read more

A Little Pampering

May 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Some of our ladies had a pampering session today and had their nails done! Looking good! Read more

Tovertafe Games!

May 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories This morning we used our Tovertafe to assist us with our exercises we did a lot of lower body movements and a little upper body stretching! Read more

A Beautiful Walk

May 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Yesterday we enjoyed the lovely weather with a beautiful walk along the old railway track in Llanfoist. It was great to take in the spring sunshine and stretch our legs! Read more

Our Easter Weekend

April 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We had a brilliant Easter weekend, we enjoyed the sunshine with an Easter egg hunt around our gardens and everyone was wearing their Easter bonnets we had created earlier in the week! Read more

Getting Ready for Spring

April 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories This afternoon we spent some time in our garden greenhouse taking the seeds from our dried flowers ready to plant for spring! We have lots of green-fingered ladies and gentlemen who love to make use of our gardens. Read more

Making Easter Bunnies

April 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We had a great arts and crafts session yesterday where we made Easter decorations, we think they look amazing! Read more

Easter Arts and Crafts

April 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Beginning our Easter project with homemade cards Read more

Flower Arranging

April 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories A wonderful flower arranging group this morning. We also used the opportunity to focus on the sensory benefits of the plants Read more

Em’s Friendly Farm

April 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Em’s Friendly Farm came to visit with a Shetland pony called Merry Legs, a goat called Ron, Dave the lamb and a rabbit and Guinea pigs! We love to see all the animals and it brings a massive smile to everyone’s faces! Read more

Our Easter Weekend

April 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Our Easter bunny has visited everyone this weekend giving out plenty of chocolate eggs! Read more

Making Easter Bonnets

April 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories This afternoon we had an amazing time making Easter bonnets! Everyone had such different ideas and they all look wonderful! Read more

Easter Arts and Crafts

April 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Some of our ladies have been enjoying an arts and crafts session this morning, they have been making decorations in preparation for Easter. Read more

Easter Baking!

April 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We had a great baking session today where we created a Simnel Cake ready for Easter! Read more

A Trip To The Garden Centre

April 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Another productive trip to the local garden centre to choose some more plants! We also did a bit of shopping and stopped for coffee and cake Read more

An Easter Arts Session

April 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Working on our Easter project during todays art session Read more

Easter at Foxhunters

April 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories We had a fantastic Easter weekend with crafts, eggs and fancy dress! We also had a lovely service on Easter Sunday.   Read more

A Trip Out!

April 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories This morning we enjoyed a trip to Abergavenny market followed by tea and cake. It was lovely to have a little shop around and chat with friends. Some of our group have never visited before so really enjoyed the history of the buildings around us. Read more

Baking Club

April 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories This morning we had a very good attendance at our baking club, making and taste testing Welsh cakes. We all remembered making them and shared our memories! They tasted great! Read more

A Bit Of Morning Gardening

April 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories This morning Jean helped plant new roses in the garden ready for Spring. We are excited to see them bloom and we will share photos! Read more

A Day At The Races

April 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Day at the races Lots of fun (and shouting at the horses!!!) Read more

Easter at Brockington House

April 2022 | Brockington House | Stories We had an amazing Easter full of fun and smiles. We crafted our own decorations and there was lots of hilarious fancy dress! Read more

National Scrabble Day

April 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Its National Scrabble Day so we sat down in our bar for a few good games of Scrabble! Lots of great words and very close scores. We also have some Scrabble art in our garden that we created last year! Read more

Easter Baking

April 2022 | Brockington House | Stories The Brockington bakers started making Simnel Easter cake today. There was a little too much taste testing going on! Read more

Drawing Class

April 2022 | Brockington House | Stories It’s “Draw a bird” day so we put pen to paper and tested our artistic skills and learnt how to draw birds, starting with basic shapes and then adding details! Read more

Sunflower Planting

April 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We have planted our sunflower seeds. Time to see who grows the tallest one! Read more

Some Arts and Crafts

April 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Working on our next project creating a stain glass window Read more

Colour Therapy

April 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories

We enjoyed some colour therapy. Colour therapy, also known as chromotherapy, is a form of therapy that uses colour and light to treat certain mental and physical health conditions. We can trace this form of therapy back to the ancient Egyptians. They made use of sun-filled rooms with coloured gla...

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Making Easter Decorations

April 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Working on more Easter decorations Read more

A Visit from Lynne Allbutt

April 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories A big thank you to celebrity gardener and conservationist Lynne Allbutt who visited our home today. Lynne gave us some advice on how best to use our garden space and then afterwards we presented her with a book. Of course we had to enjoy some tea and amazing cakes as always! Read more

Easter Arts and Crafts

April 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Starting on our next art project – Easter prep is under way Read more

Planting For Spring

April 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Helping out in the garden this morning planting our spring flowers Read more

An Active Morning in the Sun

April 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories A very active morning! The sun is shining so we enjoyed some garden games and incorporated it into our exercise session. We also had a fantastic group of spectators cheering us on! Read more

Watercolour Painting

April 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Water colour painting was enjoyed this afternoon Read more

Enjoying Time in our Garden

April 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Time in the garden enjoying the spring sunshine followed by tea and cake! Read more

A Little Trip Out

April 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Trip to Rake garden centre for a look at the plants and of course tea and cake in the sunshine! Lovely to get out and about again Read more

Getting Crafty This Afternoon

April 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Working on our next project during our craft session Read more

Indoor Skittles

April 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Skittle challenge today saw some Impressive scores of over 500! Read more

A lovely spring day in our gardens

April 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Lovely spring day and we have enjoyed some time in the garden reminiscing about hot air balloon trips and then catch up with friends over a cup of tea Read more

Outdoor Arts and Crafts

March 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Crafting and chatting in the afternoon sunshine. Making a start on our Easter cards Read more

A Little Bit of Gardening

March 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Enjoying a walk around the garden today, taking in the sunshine and the beautiful views from our home. Afterwards we watered our new plants that have just started to shoot Read more

Outdoor Book Club

March 2022 | Brockington House | Stories We took our book club out into the garden today. Coming to the end of The Ribbon Weaver by Rosie Goodwin Read more

A sssssssslithery visitor!

March 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories When one of the team members offers to bring in his pet…. Adam works as a carer in our home and offered to pop by on his day off with his pet. Who would have thought the ladies and gentlemen would enjoy this visit! Read more

A visit from Rosie

March 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Rosie and her owner came to visit today! Lots of cuddles with this gorgeous furry friend Read more

Creating Bird Feeders

March 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Creating bird feeders for the garden now spring is here Read more

Flower arranging in the sun

March 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Enjoying the spring sunshine. This morning we took our activity outside and created flower arrangements for around the home Read more

Support for Ukraine

March 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Demonstrating our support for Ukraine Read more

A bit of indoor golf

March 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories A morning of golf here in Dorset Read more

A Little Visitor

March 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Today we had a visit from Kelloggs the miniature horse from Linking Hearts Therapy Horses Our ladies and gentlemen loved the experience Read more

Cruise Week

March 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We had a fantastic cruise week with many amazing destinations! Read more

A trip to the garden centre

March 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Beautiful day so we head off to the local garden centre to look at all the spring flowers. Of course we then enjoyed some tea and cake before the journey home! Was lovely to get back in the mini bus and be out and about in the community again. Read more

Nutrition and Hydration Week

March 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

It’s Nutrition and Hydration Week and the opportunity for us to share more about the food we enjoy in our homes and the benefits to those who live there. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We offer a varied menu to our ladies and gentlemen enabling them to enjoy choice as well as ...

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Em’s Friendly Farm

March 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Ems Friendly Farm visited us today. Wonderful pet therapy session with guinea pigs, rabbits and Dave the 8 week old lamb Read more

A trip out

March 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We headed out in our mini bus to Petersfield to do some shopping! Of course stopped for coffee and cake! Read more

Cruise Week!

March 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We had a fabulous cruise week visiting some amazing locations! Read more

Gardening in the sunshine!

March 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Continuing to enjoy the lovely weather, the ladies and gentlemen started on our flower beds Read more

A lovely trip out and about!

March 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories It was so lovely yesterday to get back on the mini bus and head out. We chose to visit Raglan garden centre and have a look around the shop and the plants followed by a cup of tea! Read more

Sunny afternoon entertainment

March 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Refreshments poured, the sun is shining and we are enjoying an afternoon of singing and dancing with Dean Richards Read more

A bit of morning baking

March 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Saturday morning kitchen Foxhunters style! We decided to make biscuits to enjoy later. Cynthia shared her knowledge with us all then we got stuck in and enjoyed a team effort to make and bake followed by a clean up. Looking forward to later Read more

Nose and Spoon Race!

March 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Nose and spoon race for #rednoseday We had such a fun afternoon and lots of laughter in the sunshine! Comic relief is all about making a difference and changing lives which is something we focus on every day! Read more

Pet Therapy

March 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories A wonderful pet therapy session as we welcomed Black Mountains Falconry Centre in to our home! Read more

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

March 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Getting ready to celebrate St Patrick’s day Read more

Nutrition and Hydration Week

March 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories

It’s Nutrition and Hydration Week “Tasty Tuesday” with a focus on snacks. Not everyone wants a big meal and we offer a variety of nutritious and tasty snacks for everyone to enjoy. Particularly beneficial for those who prefer to graze throughout the day. #nhweek #carehomefood Dormy Care ...

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An afternoon of knitting

March 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories An afternoon of knitting with lots of chatter. Read more

St Patrick’s Day preperation

March 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories Preparing for St Patrick’s day Read more

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