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Foxhunters Selected as Finalists for Prestigious Knight Frank Award

Foxhunters Care Community has been selected as one of four finalists for the Knight Frank Luxury Care Home Awards 2020. The prestigious award recognises excellence in care homes across the country. Finalists were handpicked following a UK-wide tour of luxury care homes, with judges taking into consi...

Up The Ladder Challenge

January 2022 | Brockington House | Stories We always enjoy a bit of healthy competition and the ladies stepped up to the ladder challenge this afternoon! Lots of fun! Read more

International Flower Day

January 2022 | Brockington House | Stories For international flower day we recycled our Christmas cards and created special floral gifts cards to send to family and friends. Doris had enjoyed a visit to the salon earlier today and throughly enjoyed an afternoon of compliments. We think she looks very glamorous! Read more

Individual Exercise Sessions

January 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Irene enjoyed a one to one Oomph Wellness exercise session this morning Read more

A Weekend Quiz

January 2022 | Brockington House | Stories

Over the weekend, the ladies & gentlemen took part in a quiz! All were asked individually the same 10 questions and the winner with the highest would win a prize. When we presented Doris with her prize, she was very excited and couldn’t wait to tell her grandchildren when she next spoke to the...

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Resistance Band Classes

January 2022 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Keeping active with one of our resistance band classes. Read more

What a Beautiful Morning

January 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories The sun is shining and the sky is blue so we wrapped up and went for a walk around the garden Read more

Indoor Gardening

January 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Staying in the warm as it’s winter doesn’t mean we have to forget about our gardening hobbies. John was very pleased after planting his Amarylis Read more

Arts and Crafts

January 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Another creative session today. We took a cotton handkerchief and using textile markers created some wonderful designs Read more

Mandala Art Project

January 2022 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Next stage of our mandala art project. We also incorporated our poetry group who wrote a special New Years poem Read more

New Years Knitting

January 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories This afternoon some of the ladies wanted to continue making sensory blankets, Nancy brought along her dolls she made to inspire the group Read more

A Performance by Beryl

January 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories This morning Beryl entertained us by playing some of her favourite songs on the piano. It’s wonderful when our ladies and gentlemen can continue to enjoy their favourite pastimes Read more

Starting the Year with some Arts and Crafts

January 2022 | Foxhunters | Stories We started 2022 with some arts and crafts sessions making memory boxes! Read more

A Relaxing Start to the Year

January 2022 | Brockington House | Stories We encourage our ladies and gentlemen to be independent and involved in life at our home. Jean enjoys lending a hand and helping us take down the final Christmas decorations. The festive season is now behind us and it’s time to get busy with some new activities! Watch this space! Read more

Christmas at Bramshott Grange

December 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories What a fantastic Christmas we had here at Bramshott Grange Read more

Christmas at Brockington House

December 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Well what a wonderful Christmas Day we had! We all received some wonderful gifts, a special visit from Santa and his elves and all celebrated together! We hope you all had a wonderful time too! Read more

A Festive Christmas at Foxhunters

December 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories A fabulous get together.. mulled wine, mince pies and festive tunes! Read more

A Christmas Art Session

December 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories The carols are playing and we are enjoying a festive art session. Read more

Festive Poetry

December 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We enjoyed a thoroughly festive poetry session. Phillip composed his own poem that he shared whilst others read out their favourites to the group! Read more

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

December 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Father Christmas visited us today and left gifts for those of us who had been nice Read more

Pet Therapy

December 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Pet therapy is extremely beneficial and we were thrilled to welcome Rosie in to our home today. This was Rosie’s first “job” as a therapy dog and she interacted beautifully with our ladies and gentlemen and was very well received. Read more

Baking Christmas Cakes

December 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories A whole home effort decorating our Christmas cakes ready for the big day! Read more

Christmas Card Making

December 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Making Christmas cards with designs and materials inspired and kindly donated, by a lady living with us who is a keen crafter. Read more

Festive Poems

December 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Coming together to listen to our favourite poems with a festive theme Read more

Tree Decorating

December 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We’ve decorated our trees and enjoyed mulled wine and mince pies! Read more

Dancing Feet!

December 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories We are definitely feeling festive! An afternoon of singing and dancing to Christmas tunes Read more

Pet Therapy

December 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Pet therapy forms part of our activity schedule and we welcomed a special visit from Boe this morning. Our ladies and gentlemen loved meeting Boe who was very well behaved! Read more

Christmas Fruit Cakes

December 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories It’s definitely Christmas when you can smell around the home our delicious fruit cakes baking! Read more

Christmas Arts and Crafts

December 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Getting creative at todays Christmas art activity Read more

Learning Macramé

December 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Time to learn a new skill. Macramé is a form of textile produced using knotting techniques. We enjoyed our crafting session and already looking forward to the next one! #macramé #textileart #textileartwork Read more

The Smell of Christmas Baking

December 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories The smell of mince pies cooking filled the home this afternoon. Some of the ladies got together and enjoyed a baking session, now they’re ready to enjoy with a cup of tea Read more

Baking Shortbread

December 2021 | Brockington House | Stories The Brockington Bakers regrouped today to make shortbread. The home smelt amazing as they were cooking and we enjoyed sampling with a cup of tea!! Read more

Scrabble Decorations

December 2021 | Brockington House | Stories You all know we enjoy a scrabble challenge but today we made Christmas decorations using the times! We haven’t shared all of the picture as there were some cheeky worlds appearing!!!! Read more

Cheeky Elves!

December 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We had a new arrival, a cheeky little elf! Read more

Making Christmas Decorations!

December 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Festive preparation continues! Making more decorations for around the home followed by a well earned cup of tea! Read more

Christmas Baking

December 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories The smell of baking filled the home this afternoon as we made festive bites! Off to enjoy them with a cup of tea now we have all cleaned up! Read more

A Day of Hobbies

December 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We encourage the ladies and gentlemen living in our home to maintain their independence and it’s important to enjoy a variety of hobbies and skills. Phillip and Arline are working on their own projects today for upcoming birthdays and Christmas. Read more

Salt Dough Decorations

December 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Beautifully made salt dough Christmas decorations ready to display around our home Read more

Elf Day!

December 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Elf Day is all about dressing up to raise money for people affected by dementia. Of course we had to get involved to support Alzheimer’s Society #alzheimersawareness #elfday Read more

Festive Baking

December 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories The festive baking has begun and we enjoyed making a wish as we stirred the cake, looking forward to sampling when ready! #bakingfromscratch #baking Read more

A Winter Wonderland

December 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Our Nordic themed coffee lounge is coming together nicely .. it’s beginning to look and feel very festive! Read more

Chocolate Bingo!

December 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A fun afternoon of bingo with our favourite chocolate prizes! Read more

There seems to be a naughty elf in Foxhunters

December 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Naughty elf is up to mischief today..! Our ladies and gentlemen are very amused by his latest antics and are enjoying looking around the home for him! #elfontheshelf #elfontheshelfadventures Read more

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…!

December 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…! Starting to make crackers and decorate our home ready for the big day! #christmasiscoming2021 Read more

Party time!

November 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Party time here with entertainment from our favourite singer Paul Spencer. Lots of singing and dancing this afternoon! Read more

A relaxing pamper!

November 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories How relaxing: Sue had a pamper from our team leader Tegan today, she now has wonderful nails! Thank you Tegan. Read more

A beautiful suprise!

November 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories What a moving surprise yesterday for Annette as she is reunited with her daughter after two years! Her daughter has been living in America and has been unable to come to the UK. It’s lovely to see families re-united! Read more

Remembrance Day at Pine Martin Grange

November 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We had our Remembrance Day service today with a lot of our ladies and gentlemen in attendance. We had prayers and the ‘Last Post’ played on the Clarinet we also observed the 2 minutes silence at 11am. Read more

Halloween at Pine Martin Grange

November 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories

This weekend to kick off our Halloween celebrations we had a pumpkin carving session! Our ladies and gentlemen made some very spooky designs and loved reminiscing about doing this as a child and with their children! We had some special visitors today at Pine Martin Grange. It was lovely to have some...

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What a lovely day trip

November 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Today we took a trip in the Bramshott Grange minibus! We visited Frensham Pond and took in the countryside around our local area, it was great to get out and about again and everyone loved the trip! Read more

Christmas Card Competition

November 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Yesterday we were all working on creating Bramshott Grange’s group Christmas cards for 2021, one of which will be selected to be professionally printed and everyone can send them out to friends and family this Christmas! Read more

Entertainment and Fizz

November 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We had some great entertainment this weekend from Kevin, along with some fizz and some cake! Nothing like a good sing song and some treats to start the weekend. Read more

Bonfire Bingo!

November 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories As it was bonfire night this weekend we decided to play bingo but with a bonfire theme! Thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who took part! Remember, remember the 5th of November!! Read more

Halloween at Bramshott Grange

November 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories This weekend we got into the Halloween spirit with a session of pumpkin carving! We used traditional methods and a mix of artist styles as well to create our pumpkins. They all looked spooky enough to scare away any trick or treaters! Read more

Remembrance Day at Brockington

November 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

Last week we held our Remembrance day service in our beautiful gardens. We had a net of hundreds of poppies and everyone came out to the service. Our ladies and gentlemen had been making poppies for a few weeks in various arts and crafts groups and they were all on display today around Brockingto...

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World Science Day!

November 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

Yesterday afternoon we celebrated world science day by having a mad scientist experiment afternoon! We tested out the floating egg experiment. One jar had salt added to the water and this is the result, popping a balloon with the use of an orange peel and kitchen paper with water & food colourin...

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A great singing session

November 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We had a great sing-a-long in Mortimer this afternoon with all our ladies and gentlemen’s favourites! It was a fantastic afternoon of song, thank you to everyone for getting involved which makes it more magical! Read more

Yoga but with a twist!

November 2021 | Brockington House | Stories This afternoon we tried something a little different! It was laughter yoga which was great fun, however, all of our sessions have a lot of laughter! we then switched the pace of the session and finished with some mindfulness. Read more

The Brockington Bakers bake again!

November 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Brockington bakers made white chocolate chip cookies today, we may of accidentally added a few more chocolate chips (they fell in the bowl!) and they came out a little bigger than expected but no one complained! Verdict lovely can I have another!? Read more

Halloween at Brockington House!

November 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

To celebrate Halloween we had a mummy wrapping contest! 2 teams had to wrap one of our lovely carers up as fast as they could! The mummy that was the best wrapped after the time limit won! Pumpkin judging took place this week! The staff had carved pumpkins, no names were attached and our ladies and...

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Remembrance Day

November 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories We remembered those who were lost in our Foxhunters Remembrance service. We would like to thank Cynthia and Viv for doing our readings today, they were beautiful. Also a big thank you to everyone who helped with the decorations, they looked fantastic. Read more

Birthday Celebrations!

November 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories It was our 3rd birthday here at Foxhunters! We had a fantastic celebration, thanks to the kitchen team for such a fantastic cake and to Jo for our entertainment! Read more

An arts and crafts session

November 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories This afternoon our ladies and gentlemen had a crafts session making tissue paper poppies for remembrance day, we also painted some pictures of poppies as well! There were some very beautiful pieces ##rememberanceday Read more

A Monday sing along

November 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories On Monday morning we had our oomph wellness and group singing session. It always go down well with our ladies and gentlemen and is also a great start to the week. We have some beautiful singing voices here at Foxhunters. Read more

Halloween at Foxhunters!

November 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories We had some fantastic fancy dress for Halloween as well as some delicious cakes prepared by our kitchen team! Cupcakes, toffee apples, and a large chocolate cake! Lots of treats and luckily no tricks! Read more

Knitter Knatter

October 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Our knitter knatter group met yesterday to continue their personal knitting projects, It is a really popular activity here at Bramshott Grange and there is always a very good turnout! Read more

Remembrance Day Crafts

October 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

We are starting a new project for Remembrance this year, making hearts just as soldiers did when they were in rehabilitation following injury during the war. They made pin cushion hearts to send back to their loved ones. We are making some which we will use in wreaths for our home and give to two lo...

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Friday Fizz and Music!

October 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Yesterday we enjoyed a Friday Fizz, with entertainment from Kevin and glasses of fizz all around, what a way to start the weekend! #thatfridayfeeling Read more

Dancing the afternoon away!

October 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Everyone had their dancing shoes on for some entertainment this afternoon! We were treated to songs throughout the decades and the rhythm certainly caught our ladies and gentlemen who boogied away the afternoon! Read more

Autumnal Crafts

October 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We all participated in an arts and crafts session this week, our clay sculptures were now dry so we had the chance to paint them. A few stuck to autumnal colours and others decided to make them as bright and as colourful as possible! Beautiful!   Read more

Christmas card competition!

October 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories

Today we started designing our Christmas cards for the annual Foxhunters Christmas card competition! We used images from other cards to give us a little inspiration and our friends were more than happy to chip in with their advice for what makes a good Christmas card! We will keep you posted on...

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Put those thinking caps on!

October 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories This afternoon everyone in the cwtch cafe put their thinking caps on and took part in some words games. We had crosswords and word searches as well as our weekly word search on the whiteboard that everyone adds to! Read more

A mindful morning

October 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories This morning we all participated in a mindfulness tai chi session. It’s something we are now doing regularly and our ladies and gentlemen love it! We use calming imagery alongside music and movement to start the day in the right way! #taichi Read more

A little bit of art therapy

October 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Today we all gathered for some art therapy. We used paint and string to make some beautiful pieces! Creating art is very relaxing and a great way to focus your mind.   Read more

There’s a party going on!

October 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Its a party atmosphere this afternoon here in Pine Martin Grange, we have music from Dean Martin and lots of singing and dancing! Read more

Halloween is fast approaching!

October 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Halloween is just around the corner and to get us into the spooky mood we have been using our arts and crafts skills to make some beautiful masks! We are almost ready for trick and treating! #halloween Read more

Looking after our gardens!

October 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Anne assisted Alan in the garden today planting 1400 crocuses ready for spring! Thanks Anne, we cant wait to see all your hard work blossom in the spring! Read more

A drive in the country

October 2021 | Brockington House | Stories This afternoon we went on a beautiful country drive in our Brockington House mini van! Its great to get out into the Herefordshire countryside, however no ice creams served until March now! Read more

A relaxing moment!

October 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Sometimes it’s just nice to find a quiet corner and enjoy a cup of tea, a sing-song, a good chat and…. maybe a little cake! #itsthelittlethings Read more

Parachute Exercise!

October 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We used an indoor parachute today for fun and exercise and lots of laughter! It’s a real favourite of our ladies and gentlemen! Read more

In the mood for baking!

October 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Today we were in the mood for baking so we decided to make some flapjacks! They are a big favourite here at Bramshott Grange. We are doing lots of baking at the moment, I think the Bake Off tent is within our sights! #thegreatbritishbakeoff Read more

National Poetry Day!

October 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories #NationalPoetryDay yesterday and the theme was choice. So here at Bramshott Grange we selected our 15 favourite poems and put them in a book and had a lovely afternoon reciting them! Read more

Tea parties, baking and some great entertainment!

October 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

We hosted our Macmillan Coffee Morning. There was a fantastic selection of cakes and everyone enjoyed them with tea and coffee. Great job team! ‘Simply Jen’ to entertain us with a mixture of songs from the 40s to 70s along with Fizz this weekend! Yesterday we were back in the kitchen, ba...

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A day of dancing and a week of games!

October 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories

We have been blessed by the late September weather and had a wonderful party in the garden. No special reason, just because we love to dance! We had a great game of dominoes with some of our ladies. Very competitive Our ladies deep in conversation today in our weekly knitter knitter group! It’s a...

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Scrabble Club, Book Club and some entertainment!

October 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

This weekend we had a musical duo that performed for our ladies & gentlemen. Corrine & Stephen ‘Upside Down’. They played many different songs, from opera, musical hits and well-known pieces, even a few pieces freehand with no sheet music. Some ladies sat outside their rooms and in the g...

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Raising money for MacMillan, painting and lots of exercise!

October 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories

We had our Macmillan Coffee Morning! We managed to raise £107 so far with donations still coming in!! Well done team Foxhunters Plenty of laughs today with our flower painting session, great creative work followed by a nice cup of tea and biscuits! Tai Chi and daily mindfulness session was full to...

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Art, Poetry and Petanque!

September 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories

A game of Petanque before dinner and enjoying a little September sun. The winning team today we’re the yellow team five games to four! Poetry in the cafe with the delights of Pam Ayers, T.S. Elliott and Blake were recited and discussed. Taking some inspiration from a beautiful September day fo...

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Lots of baking and quizzes!

September 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

We spent some time in one of our kitchens making and baking bread along the theme of the harvest festival! It tasted delicious! We sat down for game of scrabble. Its great fun and always very competitive! The classic games are always the best ones! This morning we had a quiz, our ladies and gentleme...

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A week full of exercise!

September 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories

We had a great turnout for our Oomph Wellness ramblers this week! The weather was beautiful and our ladies and gentlemen got some great exercise in! Everyone gets involved in our Oomph Wellness exercise group and sing along! Dianna took charge and showed us some dance moves! We enjoyed a relaxing ta...

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Crafts, Volleyball and the Hope Gospel Country Band!

September 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

This week we had an energetic game of indoor volleyball. Even the spectators were getting involved on occasions! The ladies continued with our community patch-work crafts. John was more than happy to supervise us all, the patch-works are looking fantastic! And we had the Hope Gospel Country Band pla...

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Knitter Knatter, Crafts and Some Pampering

September 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories

Music and art were a hit with the ladies and gentlemen this week. Creating mountains, gardens and all sorts, using mixed media. Our knitter natter group has become very popular and the ladies now meet a few times a week! We looked through some knitting patterns for inspiration for our next project! ...

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Books, Quizzes and Teddy Bears!

September 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

It was ‘Literacy Day’ this week, we reminisced about the ages that we started to read, which were between 4-9 years old and the books that impressed us. Enid Blyton, Charles Dickens, Shakespeare comics like the Beano and Dan Dare. Children classics like Black Beauty and the Chalet Schoo...

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Crafts and Choir!

September 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories

We had such an uplifting session with our team members and ladies and gentlemen at our first choir practice for a long time! It’s great to hear everyone singing again, it sounded wonderful. We like to encourage outdoor activity at Pine Martin Grange. One of our gentlemen Philip is a home champ...

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Puzzles, Poetry and some Delicious Baking!

September 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

This morning we all read and discussed some poetry, we love to keep our minds engaged with literature! We did some group baking, it is Sourdough September so we made some delicious sourdough bread and butter pudding! We settled down for some fun puzzles and games. A very competitive game of Scrabble...

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Crafts and Crosswords

September 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories

Our quiz and crossword group gathered in our café. We love challenging each other on our general knowledge and seeing how much of today’s crossword we can complete by putting our heads together. We all did some arts and crafts with glue, glitter and paint, accompanied by a nice cup of tea. ...

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Getting Busy in the Garden!

September 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

Here at Brockington House, we are based in a wonderful location with a huge garden and spectacular views. Our ladies and gentlemen love the peace and quiet and enjoy taking in the local landscape of Hereford. We were out in the garden all this week, John was helping by watering the tomatoes and pick...

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Arts and crafts and picking our own veg!

August 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

This week we have been very creative with lots of arts and crafts. We have also been in the garden picking our own veg! Arts and crafts! One of our lovely hosts requested some flower decorations for the dining room tables. Our ladies and gentlemen were more than happy to help and create these beauti...

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Boxing, ballet and some delicious treats

August 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories

This week we have been getting super active! Round One! We did some sitting exercise with a boxing lesson, it was great fun and a fantastic workout! Lots of cakes and refreshments for our ladies and gentlemen to enjoy! Wonderfully modelled by our new team member and activities coordinator Matt It...

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Pampering, Darts and Some Special Requests!

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

This week at Brockington House: Ann who lives here at Brockington House wanted to be involved and has become a home ambassador helping us with our library books! Today she visited other ladies and gentlemen in their rooms! Florence used to be a nurse and wished to help our team today, so she put on ...

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Activity art appreciation

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories This afternoons activity art appreciation. We viewed the top 100 famous paintings and then we decided to draw a portrait of each other. Despite being nervous as we didn’t want to offend anyone with our drawings we eventually had lots of laughs once we settled in to the activity Read more

Picking our own veg!

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Who doesn’t love home grown vegetables? Today we were thrilled to be able to pick our beetroot and the first crop of runner beans. Read more

Pétanque!

August 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories It was a team effort this afternoon in the garden playing a game of pétanque Read more

Expressive Art Therapy

August 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories This afternoon we enjoyed a relaxing expressive art therapy class Read more

A little pampering

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories One of our lovely carers takes the time to come in on her day off to do our ladies nails Read more

Oomph Basket Ball

August 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories It’s court game week for Oomph Wellness Olympics and we enjoyed basket ball today Read more

Table Tennis

August 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories The Oomph Wellness Olympics continue! It’s court games week so we enjoyed table tennis Read more

Picking Our Home Grown Veg

August 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Picking more home grown veg today Read more

An afternoon of games

August 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories An enjoyable game of dominoes Read more

Gymnastic silhouette

August 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Our other art sessions created silhouette gymnastic abstract in conjunction with our Oomph Wellness Olympic themed events Read more

Sponge Painting

August 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Today’s art class we got creative with sponge painting   Read more

Whiskers the robotic cat

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A morning of singing with whiskers out robotic cat. Florence has been singing a song by Doris Day, If you were the only girl in the world Read more

Our themed garden

August 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We are very proud of our Wizard of Oz themed garden. Audrey enjoyed a trip around our grounds today and admiring the finished project Read more

Tea tasting

August 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Who likes a nice cup of tea? For national tea tasting week week we had a blind tasting session and tried to guess the flavours Read more

Baking Club

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories The baking club made delicious jam tarts today Read more

Quoits

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Enjoying a game of quoits, well done Doris for scoring 310! Read more

Picking our home grown veg!

August 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We are thrilled with our home grown carrots that we picked this morning!! Dormy Care Read more

Olympic Baking!

August 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Getting creative with our Oomph Wellness Olympics and made shortbread Olympic Rings! Dormy Care Read more

Gymnastics week

August 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories It’s gymnastic week for Oomph Wellness and we have been using ribbons and dancing to bolero Read more

World Elephant Day

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Later this afternoon we made a large elephant for world elephant day in mandala design paper using coloured patterns Read more

Knitter Knatter!

August 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories In this afternoon’s knitter natter session Nancy shared with us stories of the things she’s knitted, she even brought these along to show us Read more

Potting!

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Potting our Oomph Wellness seeds Read more

Gardening Club

August 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Today we enjoyed our gardening club and planted our seeds from Oomph Wellness We also picked some fresh salad for later. It was lovely to enjoy smelling different herbs and plants in our sensory area. Read more

Pressing flowers

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Spending time in the garden today collecting flowers for a project! We are creating a nature diary that will include pressed flowers. Doris and Irene enjoyed singing the buttercup song and helping choose the flowers Read more

Oomph gymnastics

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories It’s gymnastic week at the Oomph Wellness Olympics so we had a go at some Olympic inspired movements! Read more

Summer painting

August 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Painting summer themes for the afternoon Read more

Olympic Pictionary!

August 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories This week is gymnastics in our Oomph Wellness Olympics and we enjoyed a game of Gymnastics Boggle with an impressive score of 48 words, followed by Pictionary with some gymnastics and some other objects drawn! Read more

An afternoon of quizzes and prizes!

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Quiz time with fun prizes Read more

Oomph Olympics

August 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Loving the Oomph Olympics Read more

Boules, pétanque!

August 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories

Yesterday we enjoyed a game of the french version of boules, pétanque. In pétanque the objective is to score points by having boules closer to the target than the opponent after all boules have been thrown. This is achieved by throwing or rolling boules closer to the small target ball, or by hi...

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Beer tasting and bottle painting

August 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Yesterday was international beer day and we enjoyed sampling lots of different beers after a bottle painting session Read more

Puuurrrrfect pictures!

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories It’s National cat day so we spent time sketching our furry friends.. how purrrrfect are our pictures? Read more

An afternoon of puzzles and games

August 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Relaxing with games and puzzles Read more

Oomph Olympics opening ceremony

August 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Oomph Wellness Olympics Opening Ceremony. Our ladies and gentlemen were very serious listening intently to our opening speech followed by Dennis lighting the cauldron! Read more

One to one Ballet

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Pauline enjoying a one to one ballet session   Read more

Puzzles on a rainy afternoon

August 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Completing puzzles on a rainy afternoon – hugely satisfying Read more

Brain Training

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We always enjoy a bit of brain training, crossword and a cuppa followed by finding word of the day! Read more

Dotty Dog Therapy!

August 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories A special visitor today. Dottie provided a bit of pet therapy! Read more

Gents Club at Brockington House

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories It’s time for Gents club. Lots of football chat and no ladies allowed!! Read more

BBQ and Ice creams

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories After our bbq in the sunshine what’s better than a visit from the ice cream van! Read more

The start of the Oomph Olympics

August 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories It’s the start of the Oomph Wellness Olympics! Today we made our torches! Read more

The start of the Oomph Olympics

August 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories It’s the start of the Oomph Wellness Olympics! Synchronised swimming movements Read more

Brockington House Turns 2!

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Birthday celebrations! The sun is shining and time for a bbq Read more

A rainy afternoon of games

August 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories A rainy afternoon calls for a scrabble challenge Read more

Friday Fizz

August 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories It’s fizz Friday – cheers everyone hope you enjoyed our adventures this week Read more

Enjoying some Cliff Richard

August 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Ending our fabulous holiday week with some singing and dancing to Cliff Richard classics Read more

Oomph Olympics

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories It’s the start of the Oomph Wellness Olympics and today we enjoyed synchronised swimming for our movement session Read more

Foxhunters Summer Holiday: St Davids

August 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories We obviously had to visit the Welsh coast whilst on our Dormy Care holiday! This morning we leant all about the history of St David’s in West Wales and discussed the history of Welsh love spoons. We then had a go at making our own! Time for tea and Welsh cakes now Read more

A Sea Shanty Performance

August 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Kevin performing Sea shanties for entertainment followed by a cream team traditional Devon style Loving our Dormy Care holiday! Read more

Fish and Chips

July 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Enjoying our fish and chips for lunch whilst on our Dormy Care holiday week Read more

An afternoon of Bingo!

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We enjoyed a game of bingo with a delicious ice cream interval. Then a surprise visit from our deputy Alan with his new puppy! Read more

Seaside Treats!

July 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Who doesn’t enjoy a stick of rock from the seaside? Read more

Indoor Beach Games

July 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Enjoying our Dormy Care holiday with lots of indoor beach games due to the rain! Read more

Mermaids

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories The mermaids of Tenby visited us today whilst on our Dormy Care holiday! Read more

Beach Volleyball

July 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Beach volleyball on our Dormy Care holiday! Read more

Holiday Fun!

July 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Holiday fun on our Dormy Care vacation! Read more

Postcards for friends

July 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Judy is busy designing postcards to send to friends, sharing stories from her holiday week Read more

Sandcastle Building

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Our Dormy Care summer holiday is having fun at the beach today! Read more

Foxhunters Summer Holiday: Spain!

July 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Guess where we are today? We have learnt how to flamenco dance and play the castanets Dormy Care summer holiday Read more

Sea Shell Art

July 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories As part of our Dormy Care holiday week we enjoyed getting creative today in our art session using shells from the seaside Read more

Bramshott Grange’s Summer Holiday Day Two!

July 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Taking it back to our younger years when we used to enjoy coconut ice on our holidays. Dormy Care holiday time! Read more

Brockington House’s Summer Holiday Day Two!

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

We are visiting Barry Island today! The garden is full of laughter as we enjoy lots of sea side activities #dormyvacation #dormysummertime Our Dormy Care holiday wouldn’t be complete without a Punch and Judy show, visit to the fortune teller and of course a quick surfing lesson! ...

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Pine Martin Grange’s Summer Holiday Day Two!

July 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Fun in the sun on our Dormy Care summer holiday! Read more

Summer Holiday Fish and Chips!

July 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories It’s may be raining on our Dormy Care holiday but we still enjoyed our fish and chips Read more

Foxhunter’s Summer Holiday: Day Two Barry Island!

July 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Wish you were here? Fabulous fun building sand castles followed by a Punch and Judy show! Read more

Bramshott Grange’s Summer Holiday Day One!

July 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We all scream for ice cream! Introducing our very own ice cream cart! Perfect on a hot sunny day! Read more

Brockington House’s Summer Holiday Day One!

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

First day of our Dormy Care holiday and we are busy sand sculpting! #dormycarevacation This afternoon we went to our cinema after a morning in the sunshine! We enjoyed the folklore of Cornwall by the institute of Cornwall Studies We heard about the tales of the mermaids , literacy o...

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Pine Martin Grange’s Summer Holiday Day One!

July 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories It’s the start of our Dormy Summer holiday week! Ladies and gentlemen here in Wareham are already having fun in the sun!! #summerholidays #dormyvacation #dormysummertime   Read more

Foxhunter’s Summer Holiday: Day One Margate!

July 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories We’re all going on a summer holiday #dormysummertime #holidayseason Bbq fun in Margate, music and dancing with our lobster friend! Thank you Marcus for the great entertainment #dormysummertime #dormyvacation Read more

Getting creative

July 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Working on our next art project Read more

A morning of flower arranging

July 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

Flower arranging this morning followed by an informal worship service celebrating creation. Everyone received a card with a photograph of one of our entries from the spring Arts competition with the lyrics of “all things bright and beautiful” on the reverse. Many of those who attended the s...

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Gardening in the sun

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Gardening this morning with our ladies helping us pot our remaining plants. Lovely time in the sunshine! Read more

Meeting our new guest

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Deputy manager Alun introduced his new family member to us today.. welcome Willow Read more

Foxhunters Ambling Group

July 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Our new ambling group, we are doing circuits of the garden and aiming for various points, doing stretches and gentle movements Read more

A bit of a word game

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Irene, Doris and Dorothy enjoyed a word game challenge Read more

The book club meet again

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Book club time, continuing our Orphans Journey by Rosie Goodwin, Julia and Mike shared the reading which we all enjoyed Read more

Making some bunting

July 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Busy making bunting for next weeks adventures! Read more

Growing our own veg!

July 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Nothing nicer than picking your own home grown vegetables! Some impressive cabbages! Read more

Maintaining our hanging baskets

July 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Pruning our hanging baskets Read more

Making some bunting

July 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Prepping some bunting for our #greatdormysummerholiday next week!! Read more

Crafting for our next adventure

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Another fun craft session. Preparing for our next adventure! Read more

Fresh Lemonade

July 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Enjoying fresh lemonade in the garden! Read more

Quiz and fizz

July 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Quiz and fizz fun last night went down a treat! Read more

Its hot in Hereford!

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Taking a moment to cool off as it’s hot today in Hereford!! Irene enjoyed the sprinkler whilst Doris enjoyed her cup of tea in the shade! Read more

Animal bingo!

July 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Animal bingo always goes down well on a Friday afternoon Read more

A virtual Japan visit

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A bit of armchair travel this afternoon as we visited Japan! Certainly enjoyed learning about the history and culture of this amazing destination Read more

Taking on a few riddles

July 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Enjoying riddles in the lounge – we like a challenge! Read more

An afternoon of watercolours

July 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We all enjoyed some water colour sessions and loved getting creative Read more

Bastille day baking

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories This afternoon to celebrate Bastille day, Brockington bakers made some French butter cookies. They taste delicious! We’ve already discussed what we are going to bake next time Read more

Ice cream in the garden

July 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Afternoon ice cream in the sunshine Read more

An afternoon of art projects

July 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories A creative art session! Read more

Our first gentleman’s club

July 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Thank you to our Maintenance Manager Owen for hosting a great gentleman’s club Read more

This weeks Knit and Natter!

July 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Knit and natter session which we all love! Read more

A flower art session

July 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Bringing the garden indoors with today’s art session involving flowers Read more

A beautiful summers day

July 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Beautiful day in Abergavenny Read more

Luxury in the garden!

July 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Garden time with pimms, strawberries and Chelsea buns Read more

Preparing our garden for summer

July 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Working on our garden this morning preparing our new flower beds Read more

A game of Beetle Drive!

July 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories A fun new activity – a game of beetle drive as requested by our ladies and gentlemen Read more

Learning Dye Cutting

July 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Today’s creation using dye cut materials Read more

Come on England!

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Fun and games this afternoon, everyone is very excited for the football!! Read more

Pom Pom Spiders

July 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We are busy making pom pom spiders for our local mother and toddler groups #supportlocal Read more

Glad to Care Week

July 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories It’s #feelgoodfriday as part of #gladtocare week! All our homes have a gym with a focus on keeping active and promoting wellbeing. @AutumnaCare @PersonCentredSW Glad to Care Read more

Feel good Friday for Glad to Care Week!

July 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories It’s #feelgoodfriday as part of #gladtocare week! All our homes have a gym with a focus on keeping active and promoting wellbeing. @AutumnaCare @PersonCentredSW Glad to Care Read more

Feel good Friday!

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories It’s #feelgoodfriday as part of #gladtocare week! All our homes have a gym with a focus on keeping active and promoting wellbeing. @AutumnaCare @PersonCentredSW Glad to Care Read more

Feel good Friday!

July 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories It’s #feelgoodfriday as part of #gladtocare week! All our homes have a gym with a focus on keeping active and promoting wellbeing. We also have daily exercise classes including Tai Chi, ballet and dance! It,s important to keep moving as it helps us all feel good! Read more

An afternoon of art projects

July 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Busy working on our art project Read more

A creative art session

July 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Tea and cake got our creativity flowing, enjoyable art session with lots of conversation and laughter Read more

Darts practice

July 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Ray is busy practicing his dart skills ready for his upcoming tournament Read more

Poetry group

July 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Poetry group today shared some of our favourites from various books Read more

Poetry session

July 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Hazel and Marjorie joined in with our rhyming stories and poetry session. Read more

World chocolate day

July 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories World chocolate day so we enjoyed baking chocolate cupcakes and of course, enjoyed even more – sampling them all! Read more

Carpet bowls

July 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories An afternoon of competitive carpet bowls! Great fun! Read more

Our Garden Project

July 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Making the sign for our Wizard of Oz themed garden project using modelling clay! Read more

4th of July Crafts!

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We love a crafting session and yesterday was no exception – happy Fourth of July Read more

This weeks book club

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Book club this week saw us carrying on with Rosie Goodwin -An Orphans Journey. We were delighted to welcome two new readers Ann and Mike along with Julia and the activities team. They are really loving this story as it unfolds . Read more

A great art session

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Great art session today where we enjoyed freestyle painting Read more

Rollie comes to visit

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

Rollie came to visit! Pet therapy helps boost the well-being of our ladies and gentlemen. Having a pet can help to alleviate loneliness, isolation, and depression. Produce a calming effect, slightly reducing blood pressure and heart rates! We loved meeting this gorgeous animal today! ...

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An afternoon cooking demonstration!

July 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Great to have a cooking demonstration! Baked Alaska – which we enjoyed tasting once ready! Read more

Pine Martin Grange Garden Party

July 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories What an amazing day we have had! We enjoyed a very special garden party with an Abba tribute band and a fabulous bbq! The sun shone and everyone had such fun! Read more

Exercise and treats!

July 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Morning exercises followed by pimms and strawberries with cream Read more

Crafting cement planters

July 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Fun new activity – cement craft making planters! Read more

John is trying his hand at photography

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories John enjoys life at our home and today he wanted to try a new skill – photography. He went around the garden taking pictures which he has shared with us.. good job John! Read more

Terrariums for our home

July 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Lovely afternoon creating terrariums for around our home. We even made a new friend found hiding in the compost bag Read more

A sunny morning

July 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Enjoying coffee in the courtyard sunshine Read more

Enjoying an afternoon tea

July 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Enjoying some Wimbledon themed treats! Lovely afternoon tea time Read more

Flowers from our garden

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Beautiful flowers from one of our ladies garden that we have arranged in vases for around our home Read more

A trip to the salon

July 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories A trip to the salon to get our hair and nails done looking great ladies! Read more

A pampering session

July 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories This morning we had a pampering session with face masks, hand massages and nail painting… bliss! Read more

Our veg patch progress!

July 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Our vegetable patch is coming along nicely. Our ladies and gentlemen love working in the garden and seeing their produce grow Read more

An Oomph live stream!

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories An enjoyable Oomph Wellness exercise session this morning which we live streamed via zoom for our family and friends to see and join in too as part of #carehomeopenweek Read more

Art and flower arranging

July 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Great afternoon arranging flowers for around our home then drawing them for our art session Read more

Learning a new craft

June 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories This morning we enjoyed learning a new craft! Wet felting is a technique using fleece, soap and water to create new things. We covered oranges to get the shape needed, chose our favourite colours and made little holders for battery operated tea lights. #carehomeopenweek Read more

Day 1 of Wimbledon

June 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Day 1 of Wimbledon and we have enjoyed some tennis themed quizzes this morning followed by watching an opening match! Later we had fun making tennis ball puppets and then enjoyed special Wimbledon themed cupcakes #carehomeopenweek Read more

Our new garden project

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories This morning for #carehomeopenweek families joined us for a live zoom activity session! Lovely for them to be part of our morning fun Busy making scarecrows for our garden project! Read more

Welcoming back our shared reading group

June 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories It was lovely to welcome back Sandi from Abergavenny library who hosted our shared reading group. We read through an extract of “A Little Aloud” and discussed our thoughts on the topics in the book. Half time refreshments were well received too!! Read more

A morning in the garden

June 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Coffee morning in the garden soaking up the sunshine Read more

We love being creative

June 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Busy afternoon getting creative .. keep following our posts to see what we are making! Read more

Keeping our minds sharp!

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A morning brain challenge with a countdown session! Read more

A morning gym session

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A morning gym session to start the day, great to be able to encourage our ladies and gentlemen to keep active Read more

Holy communion

June 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Holy communion in the sunshine this afternoon. Read more

Shaking our Pom Poms!

June 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Shaking our Pom Poms with an over fun session from Oomph Wellness Read more

A celebration of Picasso

June 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Celebrating the anniversary of Picasso’s first exhibition Read more

A morning in the garden

June 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Enjoying time in our garden this afternoon Read more

Virtual art gallery tour

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We enjoyed a virtual tour of the Pablo Picasso art gallery this afternoon. A few of our ladies and gentlemen then chose to have a drawing session using their own interpretation of the one line face drawings. Read more

Pine Martin Grange Gym

June 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Did you know our home has a gym with a personal trainer? We encourage our ladies and gentlemen to keep active and Edna is just one of our ladies who enjoys her training sessions #useitorloseit #keeponmoving #personaltrainer Read more

A creative afternoon

June 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Playing games this morning followed by an afternoon of colouring and papier-mâché for our garden project! Read more

A few fun and games

June 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Tuesday fun and games Read more

Creative drawning session

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

Today’s creative drawing session. Our ladies and gentlemen enjoy the classes, a chance to be expressive and enjoy a new skill. Creating something through arts and crafts can give you a sense of competence and greater self-esteem. Our brains age, but creative abilities do not necessarily d...

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A trip to Skenfrith Castle

June 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Yesterday we headed out to Skenfrith Castle and stopped for A cup of tea! Lovely to be able to take our ladies out again Read more

Bramshott Grange Street Party

June 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories It may be raining here in Hampshire but we have managed to have a fabulous indoor street party Delicious food, drink and celebrating life! Read more

Brockington House Street Party

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We love a good party and today we are enjoying a very British style one with some special royal visitors! Read more

Picking some flowers

June 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Walk around the garden, picking fresh flowers for her bedroom Read more

Oomph exercise!

June 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Exercise session with Oomph Wellness and a little help from Alys a member of our care team Read more

Making beautiful table decorations

June 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We picked fresh flowers from our garden and created beautiful table decorations today Read more

Shared reading group

June 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Shared reading group followed by choosing our next books from the mobile library Read more

Scrabble Club

June 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Scrabble club challenge has begun. Read more

Foxhunters Street Party

June 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Fabulous afternoon tea party, thank you to our fabulous kitchen team. We have had such a fun time Read more

Scrabble challenge

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories The scrabble challenge is on! Read more

Releasing our Butterflies

June 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Releasing our butterflies into the Bramshott garden   Read more

An afternoon of baking

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories An afternoon of baking diary cakes, enjoyed with a cup of tea afterwards! Read more

Fathers Day in Foxhunters

June 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Celebrating Father’s Day with lots of fun and games from Oomph Wellness and delicious snacks from our wonderful chefs Read more

Songs in the garden

June 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Fabulous afternoon welcoming back one of our entertainers Read more

Yvonne’s wish

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

We granted a wish today! Yvonne shared a story with our activities team about her dancing days as a tiller girl. She had mentioned how she would love a new photo album to store all her cherished photos and dancing certificates in and so the team headed out to find the perfect one. She was...

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Working hard in the gym

June 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Robert working hard this morning in his daily gym session Read more

Hydration station!

June 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Getting crafty with flower making to decorate our hydration stations Read more

Live Oomph sessions

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We have had some great live Oomph Wellness sessions this week! Read more

A bit of tea tasting

June 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Tea tasting quiz this afternoon Read more

Progress with our garden project

June 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Working today on our garden project Read more

Bramshott Baking!

June 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Bramshott baking! Busy afternoon making some tasty treats.. today was courgette cake! Read more

A delicious afternoon tea

June 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Delicious afternoon tea thanks to our chef Kyle Read more

A healthy start to the day at Foxhunters

June 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Started off the day with fruit smoothies followed by Thai Chi in the sunshine Read more

Water balloon throwing!

June 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories An afternoon of water balloon fun! Well done Elizabeth on winning Read more

Cake decorating lesson

June 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Enjoying a cake decorating lesson, followed by tasting of course! Read more

Guess the drink!

June 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Guess the drink time. Bit of fun for #nutritionandhydrationweek Read more

Growing our own!

June 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Freshly picked lettuce from our garden being washed for later. We are also thrilled that our first tiny apple has started to grow! We love working in our garden and seeing the results of our efforts Read more

Letters from Hanford School Dorset

June 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Thank you to Hanford School Dorset for our lovely letters. We will be writing back to our new pen pals Read more

Animal Bingo!

June 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Animal bingo fun after we watched the trooping of the colour Read more

It’s Nutrition and Hydration week at Bramshott Grange!

June 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

It’s Nutrition and Hydration week, an annual event to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration. It’s important to stay hydrated, particularly during the warmer weather and we have a selection of refreshing drinks available. Reinforce, Foc...

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A day at the races in Brockington House!

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We might not be able to go to Ascot for the horse racing but we can definitely enjoy some fun here instead! Drinks are ready, hats are on, and they’re off… Read more

Nutrition and Hydration Week at Foxhunters

June 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories

It’s Nutrition and Hydration week, an annual event to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration. Reinforce, Focus and Energise. Starting the day with delicious smoothies and delicious snacks that are always available. #nutritionandhydratio...

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Puzzle time in the sunshine

June 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories The sun is shining in Dorset and we are enjoying some puzzle time on the balcony Read more

Wandering our wild garden!

June 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Janet enjoyed some time in our wild garden today admiring the flowers Read more

A bit of sing song!

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Song a long to all our old favourite songs Read more

A glorious Welsh summer day!

June 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Sun is shining in Wales and we have enjoyed time in the garden. Cold drinks, ice lollies and a paddle in the pool! Read more

Preperation for Ascot Races!

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Getting ready for Ascot next week Read more

HRH Birthday!

June 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Fabulous day celebrating HRH birthday .. pin the tail on the corgi, toss the tiara, sumptuous afternoon tea and a visit from the lady herself! Read more

Our garden project begins

June 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Garden project continues today as we painted tyres to create some colourful plant pots! Read more

A visit from an Ice Cream Van!

June 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories As a special treat for #nationalcarersweek we had a visit from the ice cream van! Delicious!     Read more

National Donald Duck Day!

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Yesterday was National Donald Duck day! The ladies watched a short history documentary about when he was created and then we tried to draw him! Read more

Keeping fit with Oomph

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We enjoy our regular fitness classes with Oomph Wellness. Today’s was a great seated stretching and movement class leaving us all feeling energised Read more

A bit of needle felting

June 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories This afternoon we tried our hand at needle felting, enjoyable time learning a new skill Read more

Who doesn’t love Ice Cream!

June 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Thanks to our team.. enjoy an ice cream! Treats for our care team! Who doesn’t love an ice cream? #nationalcarersweek #thankyou Read more

A beautiful day in the garden!

June 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Beautiful day in Hampshire and nothing we love more than enjoying the sunshine and working on our garden Read more

Watercolour artists!

June 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Fabulous watercolour painting session, we have some budding artists Read more

A bit of pampering! Slightly scary face masks!

June 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Pampering for ladies and gents! Trying out some new face masks this afternoon! Everyone loved doing this and said it was very relaxing! Read more

A visit from Jasper

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Sarah and Jasper visited us today Extensive research has shown that the presence of a dog can have a positive impact on physiology and psychology and so help to reduce stress levels. Stroking a pet has been shown to lower blood pressure and the heart rate, bringing a calming effect. Read more

Afternoon Bowling

June 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories An afternoon of bowling followed by tea and cakes Read more

Thank you carers!

June 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Making thank you cards for our wonderful team members in recognition of #nationalcarersweek Read more

An outdoor book club

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Book club this morning continuing our novel “An Orphans Journey” by Rosie Goodwin. Read more

Thank you to our carers!

June 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories More delicious treats for our carers as a thank you for all they do #nationalcarersweek Read more

Carers Week at Brockington House

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories It’s #nationalcarersweek and we want to say a big thank you to each and every single one of you who goes above and beyond to make such a difference. Enjoy some tasty treats today! Read more

Planting our raised beds

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Planting in our raised beds this morning of beetroot, lettuce and runner beans Read more

Carers Week at Foxhunters

June 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Celebrating #nationalcarersweek with Bethan Read more

National Carers Week at Bramshott Grange

June 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories A big thank you to all our fabulous care team for everything they do. Read more

A little bit of baking

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Yesterday we enjoyed a baking session and made some delicious biscuits that we all enjoyed tasting! Read more

Summer gardening

June 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Judy took full advantage of the sunshine and was out sorting the garden yesterday, something which she absolutely loves and takes pride in doing. Read more

A creative collage

June 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We always enjoy getting creative and today we started on a special collage Read more

National Fish and Chip Day!

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories It’s National Fish and Chip day and John is enjoying his favourite meal #nationalfishandchipday Read more

A sunshine sing-song

June 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Enjoying the sunshine with a sing along Read more

Sharing photos

June 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Judy and Hazel sharing their photos albums Read more

Alice in Wonderland Project

June 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party! An afternoon of celebrating all the work our ladies and gentlemen had put into the project of redecorating the dinning room with a paper mache clock, Alice bunting, wall hangings, a tea stand sculpture, a table runner, teapot table centre piece decorations, pai...

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Our New Bike!

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories It’s world bicycle day so we tried out our new trike! Can’t wait for our helmets to arrive so we can head out on the road and explore Hereford Read more

Knit and Natter

June 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Frank and Sylvia enjoying knit and natter Read more

Celebrating the Queens coronation

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Today is the anniversary of the Queens coronation. We watched the iconic footage in colour and reminisced about what we were doing on this day Read more

Garden archery

June 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Archery lessons in the garden Read more

Furniture painting

June 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Tony helped out with painting the furniture on our balconies Read more

A sunny afternoon in the garden

May 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Enjoying some sunshine after a week of travelling around the USA Read more

Our West End Adventure!

May 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Wow what a day! We planned a day of visiting the West End! A chance to enjoy songs from the musicals, fabulous food and a few glasses of bubbles! Read more

Baking some treats!

May 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We made some delicious sweet treats yesterday, chocolate truffles and peppermint creams Read more

The Great Dormy Coach Trip: New Orleans

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Today’s adventure, lots more fun and delicious food to be enjoyed on Bourbon Street! Day three of our coach trip is in full swing as we enjoy the ambience of vibrant New Orleans Read more

A trip on the minibus!

May 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories We headed out today in our mini bus and had a lovely drive in to the Welsh mountains. Stunning views and we stopped for a cup of tea near the top! Read more

The Great Dormy Coach Trip: Route 66

May 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories

Day two of our Great Dormy Coach Journey and we will be taking the Greyhound along Route 66. Looking forward to exploring some of the amazing sights along the way and a cable car ride on the Sandia Peak tramway. We will be sampling a great American menu with authentic pizzas, Coca Cola and del...

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The Great Dormy Coach Trip: Texas

May 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Heading to Texas to work on the ranch A Texan feast today! Pulled pork subs, sweet potato fries and southern fried chicken for lunch Read more

West End Adventure!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Preparations are underway for our west end adventure Read more

The Great Dormy Coach Trip: Hollywood!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Day two of the Dormy Coach journey .. the bright lights beckon We visited Hollywood and filmed a movie today whilst on our coach journey Read more

The Great Dormy Coach Trip: Amsterdam

May 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Visiting Amsterdam. Some of us enjoyed the film Tulip Fever, whilst others took inspiration from Van Gogh and tried to recreate some of his famous works of art Read more

The Great Dormy Coach Trip: Mexico

May 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories What a fabulous day! Mexican food, cocktails and fun! Read more

An informal worship

May 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Informal Worship with Trinity as the theme. We enjoyed various hymns and our ladies and gentlemen were given book marks and enjoyed tea and cake that was used as part of the service. Read more

The Great Dormy Coach Trip: Nashville

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Cowboys downtown in Nashville followed by a documentary about Hank Williams. Perfect day in the USA Day one of our coach trip done Nash and Ville rode around the home today visiting all our ladies, gentlemen and team members! Great first day in the   Read more

The Great Dormy Coach Journey: Day one!

May 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Getting ready to begin our journey, tickets at the ready waiting to board #greatdormycoachjourney Read more

A spot on painting

May 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Painting our planters on the balcony Read more

Supporting our local Hereford FC!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories All ready to watch Hereford FC play Read more

Brain training

May 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Testing our word skills for a bit of brain training! Read more

A bit of song and dance

May 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories What a better way to spend an afternoon? Singing and dancing to all our favourite songs! Read more

Making a mask!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A fabulous afternoon of mask making Read more

A little morning exercise

May 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Ken and Robert started the weekend with a workout #activelifestyle Read more

World Bee Day

May 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories As today is World Bee day we have been busy making bug hotels and hung some in the garden for the Read more

A busy garden day

May 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Busy working in our garden today Read more

Decorative planters!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Decorative planters for our Oomph Wellness competition Read more

Keeping mindful

May 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories We enjoy regular mindfulness sessions. It can be easy to rush through life without stopping to notice much. Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing. Read more

A visit from Dottie

May 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We had a special visitor today. Dottie enjoyed interacting with our ladies and gentlemen – smiles all around! Read more

Planting some carrots

May 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Busy planting carrots in the sunshine on our balcony Read more

A crafty afternoon!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories An afternoon of crafting Read more

Oomph Garden Competition

May 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Our fabulous contributions to the Oomph Wellness garden contribution Read more

Some crafty decorations

May 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Creating table decorations for a special day next week Read more

Sunflowers!

May 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Re potting our sunflowers Read more

Getting garden creative!

May 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Getting creative with our planting for the Oomph Wellness project followed by a walk around our beautiful gardens Read more

A little painting

May 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Jeans favourite pastime, painting in the activity room Read more

Quiz Time!

May 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We love a challenge and last night we enjoyed a quiz followed by some fun with the beach ball Read more

Garden Art Projects

May 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Working on our art and garden projects Read more

A rainy day with a good book.

May 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Too wet to venture outside for gardening club today, instead Alma paid a visit to our home library and took inspiration from our selection of gardening books Read more

Meet our new cat!

May 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Janet is looking after Bobby this morning, our new robotic cat Read more

There’s nothing like a McDonalds burger!

May 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories

Judy and Joyce had a big request this week and we are thrilled to make their wish come true! The ladies wanted to try a McDonald’s takeaway and so we headed off in our bus to get their treats! They were made up and so happy venturing out and sampling this!! Activities lead Louise was ...

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Rainy Day Puzzles

May 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories What else to do on a rainy day? A great sense of achievement as we completed lots of puzzles Read more

A bit of baking

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories This afternoon a group of ladies made some shortbread. John was the chief taster and his verdict was “they are excellent “ We chatted about what they would like to make next. So here’s to the start of the Brockington Bakers. Read more

Some live exercise!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Live exercise sessions streamed by Oomph Wellness we really enjoy keeping active and having fun. Our Home Director joined in too! Read more

1940s wooden spoons!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Today a new challenge was set to make wooden spoon ladies from the 1940s. One of our team members, Caroline, helped Gwen and they had great fun! They are proudly displayed in the window! Read more

National Nurses Day

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Ahead on international nurses day our ladies are making something special Read more

Garden Planters!

May 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Working on our planters for our upcoming competition. Lots of weird and wonderful ideas Read more

We have a winner!

May 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Jean is the winner of how many sweets in the jar! She is very happy with her prize Read more

Cocktails and crafts

May 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Cocktails and cake during a quiz following a crafting session as we learnt to weave. Read more

Thank you to our nurses!

May 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Beautiful home made biscuits for all our nurses to thank them for everything they do #NursesWeek2021 #ThankYouNurses Read more

Growing our seeds for the garden

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories The team have grown all these plants from seed ready for planting in the garden. Looking forward to seeing the garden in bloom in the warmer months Read more

New hanging baskets

May 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Our ladies and gentlemen started working on our hanging baskets Read more

Tai Chi Class

May 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories It’s always great when we find a team member with a talent. Dennis one of our nurses taught us Tai Chi and we all joined in! Read more

Garden Preperations

May 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Garden preparations today Read more

Keeping loved ones connected

May 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Keeping our ladies and gentlemen connected with their loved ones is very important. Marjorie enjoyed a zoom call with her son where she read various poetry pieces. #KeepingConnected #zoommeeting #CareHomeLife Read more

VE Day

May 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories VE Day celebrations lovely day with musical entertainment and afternoon tea Read more

An afternoon of countdown!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Fun afternoon of countdown! Read more

VE Day Celebrations!

May 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories VE Day celebrations yesterday Read more

VE Day

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories VE Day celebrations Read more

A spot of gardening

May 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Judy gave our activities team a gardening lesson whilst Phillip looked on with amusement! Great to see her still enjoying her favourite past time! #gardeninglife #gardeningtips #activities Read more

Papier-mâché crafts

May 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Frank is getting stuck in to making the papier-mâché clock Read more

Creating some stamps!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A fabulous art session today following on from discussions about HRH Queen Elizabeth. We created our own stamps inspired by her majesty!   Read more

Teapot flowers

May 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Teapot flower arrangements for our dining room project Read more

A little afternoon Jazz

May 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Yesterday was International Jazz Day and we enjoyed our 1st out door entertainer, Paul Anthony, after a year! Fabulous cake made by Frank our head chef and cut by Michael who is a jazz fan, enjoyed by all with Friday fizz! Read more

Doris is making a difference!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

Doris is making a difference! Here at Brockington House,, Doris is busy knitting away daily making batches of beautiful cardigans, little hats, gloves and booties for premature babies. Doris stepped up to the challenge and has been knitting for the Neonatal Unit in Kingston Hospital Surrey,...

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Time to vote!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We encourage all our ladies and gentlemen to share their views and beliefs so we posted off our votes in the local election Read more

National African Heritage Day

May 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories National African heritage day saw us enjoying a great art session Read more

Art at Bramshott Grange!

May 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Our Dormy art competition has been a huge success and the ladies and gentlemen have produced a great piece Read more

Exploring some puzzles!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

Supporting our ladies and gentlemen with their hobbies is just one of the things we do to make life enjoyable in our home. Pauline has always loved jigsaws and is thrilled when she has a new challenge. She also loves horses so this puzzle was extra special! #meaningfulactivities #supporting...

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The purrfect companion!!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

Social distancing has heightened the impact of social isolation and loneliness on our aging loved ones, leaving many looking for solutions to provide comfort, companionship, and joy in their physical absence. Welcome to Marmalade, our new robotic cat. #pettherapy #robotictechnology #compani...

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A little bit of gardening in the morning

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories John has been busy checking the plants and seeds in the greenhouse Read more

An afternoon of dancing

May 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories We spent a lovely afternoon yesterday singing and dancing. Thank you Oomph Wellness for keeping us entertained. Read more

An afternoon of darts

May 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Our ladies and gentlemen had great fun with their new darts board and were very competitive!!! #funincare #activityincare #NursingHomes Read more

Indoor football

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories This afternoon the ladies had a mini game of football. Our host Ash was the named goalie. Ladies picked their Team names Liverpool, Wales, Cardiff & West Brom. Wales & West Brom won a round. Read more

The purrfect companion!!

May 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories The purrfect companion!! Social distancing has heightened the impact of social isolation and loneliness on our aging loved ones, leaving many looking for solutions to provide comfort, companionship, and joy in their physical absence. Welcome to Macavity, our new robotic cat! Read more

Doris is quite the nature photographer!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Doris wanted to take some photographs today of our garden and share her pictures with us all Read more

The purrfect companion!!

May 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories

The purrfect companion!! Social distancing has heightened the impact of social isolation and loneliness on our aging loved ones, leaving many looking for solutions to provide comfort, companionship, and joy in their physical absence. Welcome to Bobby, our new robotic cat who lives at Pine M...

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National Gardening Week at Brockington House

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We have enjoyed the recent sunshine here in Hereford! It’s national gardening week and we have been working on our beautiful grounds – a great place to live! #NationalGardeningWeek #lovewhereyoulive #RHS Read more

Keeping active with Oomph!

April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Exercise is fun! We love keeping active whether it’s in the gym or group sessions with Oomph Wellness we always start the day with something! Read more

National Gardening Week

April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories We have enjoyed the recent sunshine here in Wales. It’s national gardening week and we have been working on our beautiful grounds – a great place to live with views like this. #NationalGardeningWeek #lovewhereyoulive #RHS Read more

National Super Hero Day!

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories It’s National Super hero day, so our Oomph Wellness was flying high this morning #NationalSuperheroDay Read more

Rock painting

April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Today we started painting our rocks ready for our pen pals at the local school for a little geocaching fun #geocachingadventures #geocaching #CommunityEngagement Read more

Letters from the Guides

April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Thank you to the Wool and Lulworth Guides run by Sophie Walker for the fantastic cards and letters sent to our ladies and gentlemen. We have enjoyed reading them all and will be sending our messages back soon! Read more

Warming up for Wimbledon

April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Ray is warming up for Wimbledon Read more

Bread baking

April 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Today we baked bread! Delicious warm with butter! Read more

Mindful meditation

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Mindful meditation with a walk through the forest. We have been enjoying these sessions. Techniques can vary, but in general, mindfulness meditation involves deep breathing and awareness of body and mind. A great way to help you feel calm and relaxed Read more

Afternoon Cinema Club!

April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories This afternoon at cinema club we enjoyed some lovely treats whilst watching our movie Read more

A large game of cards!

April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Our ladies said they felt like the “Borrowers family” when they had a game with these giant cards! Read more

The legend of St George

April 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Informal Worship service with hymns and the story of the legend of St George. Everyone received a handmade St George postcard. Now to enjoy delicious home made cakes and a glass of Friday fizz Read more

Pictionary!

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Pictionary in the sunshine Read more

Jon’s Birthday in the sunshine

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories St George’s day quiz in the sunshine with our birthday boy John! Read more

World Earth Day at Pine Martin Grange

April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories What better thing to focus on during world earth day than our garden! Judy worked so hard this morning as we planted vegetables and Sunflowers. Read more

HRH 95th Birthday

April 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Happy 95th birthday to HRH, we have spent the day celebrating you! Read more

World Earth Day at Brockington

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories It’s World Earth Day The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “Restore Our Earth” which focuses on natural processes and emerging green technologies that can restore the world’s ecosystems. Read more

What a lovely morning

April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Tai chi and pampering .. a great way to relax and start the day! Read more

Earth Day 2021

April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Thank you Oomph Wellness for the #EarthDay2021 pack today with word puzzles and games. We also had a great discussion about what earth day means to us all Read more

Alma’s getting creative!

April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Alma has been getting creative today .. we love encouraging our ladies and gentlemen to learn new skills and develop past hobbies Read more

Flower making

April 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We enjoyed some flower making today Read more

National Tea Tasting Day!

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories National tea tasting Day! We tried a selection of 15 teas and some of the flavoured ones were definitely not a hit! We all voted and chamomile won by a score of 46. However, we unanimously agreed, the nations normal cuppa still wins hands down! Read more

A morning exercise class

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Putting some Oomph Wellness in to the morning as we have our daily exercise class Read more

A morning in the sunshine

April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories The sun is shining so we are out on the balcony painting our planters Read more

Enjoying some poetry

April 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Poetry group Read more

A competitive morning!

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A morning of game challenges.. the scrabble match is to be continued! Read more

BINGO!

April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Fun bingo session today .. Read more

Getting the garden ready for summer!

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We have all been helping in the garden today! From weeding to painting, whole home approach as we enjoy the nicer weather with our ladies and gentlemen Read more

A tortoises grand day out

April 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories The tortoises certainly enjoyed being outside today! Read more

Oil pastel art!

April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories We enjoyed an art workshop today where we learnt how to use oil pastels Read more

A day in the Wareham sun

April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories It’s a beautiful day here in Wareham and we are loving the sunshine! Making the most of it in the garden Read more

Crazy Golf!

April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Time for crazy golf! Read more

Friday Fizz in the sun

April 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Time outside in the spring sunshine followed by Friday fizz! Cheers Read more

A morning of Yoga

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Live streamed yoga this morning was enjoyed by all Read more

Margaret loves to sketch

April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Margaret enjoys time to sketch in our arts room Read more

A beautiful day!

April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Beautiful day so we enjoyed some time in our garden Read more

A bit of a pamper!

April 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Who doesn’t love a bit of pampering? Spa afternoon today! Hand soak, hand massage, manicure with relaxing lighting, scents and soft piano music Read more

A morning of pictionary

April 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Fun Pictionary challenge, always lots of laughter when we play this game Read more

Happy Birthday Ron

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Celebrating Ron’s birthday! Read more

The funeral of Prince Philip

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Our ladies and gentlemen are paying their respects as they watch the funeral today of Prince Philip Read more

HRH Prince Philip

April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Today we commemorated the passing of HRH Prince Philip. We have been watching documentaries and we have also found a place for him on our memory tree Read more

See you again Glenda!

April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Today we said farewell to Glenda who is moving to her brand new apartment now it’s ready. Her close friend Viv presented her with another of chef Kyles masterpieces! We will miss you Glenda Read more

Enjoing a puzzle

April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Puzzle time! Read more

Quoits!

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Fabulous game of quoits! Read more

Titanic Remembrance Day

April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Today was Titanic Remembrance Day. We enjoyed a talk followed by the film “a night to remember” which was all about the titanic. Read more

Enjoying some new poetry

April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories We would like to thank Sandi from our shared reading group (Abergavenny library) for our new poetry book Read more

A morning of darts

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A fun game of darts this morning! Doreen was the highest scorer this morning with 93. Pauline played for the first time with her left hand and her highest score was 46. Read more

A Sunday of memories

April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Sunday papers and coffee whilst reminiscing Read more

Raising a glass to Prince Philip

April 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Friday fizz with a difference. Tonight we said a few words and raised a toast to Prince Philip Read more

A lesson about Pit Ponies

April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Today Alan kindly gave us a talk on pit ponies. It was very interesting and sparked a lot of memories of when we, or our families, worked in the pits Read more

John looking after his new plants

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories John started the day by checking our plants and watering them Read more

Our vegetable patch

April 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Planted seeds of runner beans, sweet peas and courgettes ready for this year’s vegetable patch Read more

National Zoo Day

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories National zoo lovers day! So today we looked at the zoo in India – The Mysuru Zoo and also a day in the life of a zoo keeper. We also virtually visited the Smithsonian national zoo in America where the focus is on conservation and breeding to ensure species don’t die out. Read more

A few Easter games!

April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories We enjoyed lots of fun games over the Easter weekend – plenty of laughter and a bit of healthy competition Read more

An afternoon of fun and education!

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A fun afternoon of games followed by a documentary about the world’s largest library in Alexandria Greece as its national library day! Read more

Easter fun and games

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We enjoyed lots of fun games over the Easter weekend – plenty of laughter and a bit of healthy competition Read more

Finishing off our easter treats

April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Still enjoying our Easter treats Read more

A spot of gardening in the sun

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Busy day watering and looking after our plants followed by a walk around the garden! Read more

Working off those Easter treats!

April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Morning gym session after a day of chocolate Read more

Easter Sunday at Bramshott Grange

April 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Easter Sunday has been lovely – an afternoon tea with simnel whilst we opened our Easter letters written by the children of Grayshott Primary School to all our ladies and gentlemen Read more

A creative Easter session!

April 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Getting creative this afternoon and we made some fun Easter hats followed by home made hot cross buns and chocolate treats Read more

An Easter service at Pine Martin Grange

April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Thank you Lianne for our uplifting Easter service this morning Read more

Easter Sunday at Foxhunters

April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories What a fabulous Sunday! Easter craft session following our Sunday morning service. Now the Easter bunny has arrived and has chocolate treats for us all and Thank you Kyle for the amazing treats today!! Read more

Easter at Brockington House

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories The Easter bunny visited us! Read more

Motorbike memories

April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories One of our team members rode in on this today. Judy was thrilled, as she remembered all the adventures she had shared in the past with her husband on their motorbike. Read more

Easter bonnet judging time

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Easter bonnet judging time Read more

An afternoon of flower arranging for Easter

April 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Easter flower arranging this afternoon Read more

Easter bonnet making

April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories A fabulous good Friday Easter bonnet parade having decorated our own hats Read more

A Foxhunters wedding anniversary!

April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Celebrating John and Barbara’s 65th Wedding Anniversary   Read more

Easter is coming at Brockington House!

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Easter treats from out kitchen and getting ready for the easter bunny’s arrival Read more

Taking care of our new friends

April 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Hilary loves her new job! She has taken on the role of feeding and bathing our new residents… Read more

Nora the Newt

April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories We had a little visitor to our garden today who we named Nora! We then ventured out to the nature reserve behind our home and safely released the newt back in to his natural habitat. Read more

Easter Bonnets in the sun

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories This afternoon we made our Easter bonnets. John decided to make a car bonnet instead! Read more

A spot of gardening in the sun

March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Our ladies enjoying the sunshine whilst we plant roses in our new flower beds – under their watchful eyes! We then enjoyed a cup of tea and a natter together Read more

A day in the sun at Brockington House

March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A fun filled afternoon! Lots of games and laughter as well as enjoying the beautiful spring sunshine – just glorious today! Read more

A concert and dancing

March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories A fun afternoon thanks to Oomph Wellness! From seated exercises to a fantastic on demand concert! Read more

Sunshine and icecream!

March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Lovely afternoon in the sunshine enjoying an ice cream Read more

Potting some sunflowers in the spring sunshine

March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Enjoying the sunshine as we re-potted the sunflowers Read more

Working on our spring project

March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Coming to the end of our spring art project – we can’t wait to show you our finished master pieces Read more

Learning how to felt

March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories A taster session of felting Read more

Some word association

March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Today we put our thinking caps on and worked together to do some word association games.. 135 words thanks to great team work! Read more

Spring flowers and sunshine

March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories John is enjoying the sunshine and a walk around the garden and taking photos of the flowers while our ladies have a well-earned cup of tea in the sunshine! Read more

Painting to music

March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Music on and we are getting creative. We enjoy painting whilst singing along to our favourite tunes – our project will soon be revealed! Read more

Planting sunflowers

March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Busy planting sunflower seeds now spring is here Read more

Getting competitive!

March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We are all enjoying our new ladder game – lots of fun and laughter Read more

Wire bird making

March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories We recently enjoyed a wire bird workshop. We all had lots of fun learning a new skill. A big thank you to Alan for hosting the class, our team really are sharing their talents with us all Read more

Pine Martin Grange Day of Reflection

March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Today we made a reflection scrap book to remember our time during the last year #DayOfReflection Read more

Bramshott Grange Day of Reflection

March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We have had a very special day of reflection. We enjoyed a special informal worship, a visit to our remembrance garden and spent time writing letters to our volunteers who we haven’t seen for the last year. Read more

Foxhunters Day or Reflection

March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories

We held a very special memorial service yesterday and lit our memory tree. Our ladies and gentlemen helped pick out poetry and readings to share. The artwork displayed is the one we created in the lockdown with all our hands. We then hung names on our tree to remember those we have lost. ...

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Tree drawing session

March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A sprint art session. We are enjoying getting creative Read more

Fun and games

March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Fun and games this morning Read more

Sunday sunshine

March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Enjoying the sunshine Read more

Sunday gym sessions

March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Sunday gym sessions keep us active and moving Read more

Scrabble

March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories This morning we played a game of scrabble. Betty said she hadn’t had a game for a number of years. No winner yet as we had to stop for lunch! Read more

Horse racing

March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories An afternoon of horse racing Read more

Getting the gardens ready for Spring

March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories

We always enjoy a challenge and love getting creative! Today we focussed on a wild area of our garden that needed some additional love! This little corner is going to become a special place where our ladies and gentlemen can plant their choice of plants and seeds. We even managed to use a...

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Crafting session

March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Working on making bunting for our Alice in wonderland dining room project Read more

Spring art project

March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Beginning our spring art project. Read more

Spring art competition

March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Spring art session afternoon! We have been drawing and painting followed by a cup of tea and a doughnut at break time. Read more

Spring art challenge

March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories All set for our spring time challenge!! We had a practise session today ready for our spring time masterclass tomorrow! We have enjoyed reading poetry related to spring and looking at pictures to inspire us. Read more

Spring poetry

March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Poetry group – theme was spring Read more

Happy St Patricks Day

March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories St Patrick day celebrations now watching river dance after lots of fun and games Read more

St Patricks Day

March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Happy St Patrick’s day Chef Kyle had made us some amazing treats to enjoy Read more

Art sessions

March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories St Patrick’s day art session today Read more

Postcards from the Guides

March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Thank you Wool and Lulworth guides for our beautiful postcards. It’s lovely that we can be pen pals with you all. Read more

Card Making

March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Card making today, with one of our team leaders, Tatiana. Read more

A stroll in the sun

March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Following a service from St Paul’s we enjoyed a stroll around the garden in the spring sunshine Read more

An afternoon of game

March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Puzzle time on a rainy Friday and learning UNO Read more

Foxhunters Mothers Day

March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Amazing Mother’s Day cakes thanks to chef Kyle Read more

Bramshott mothers day

March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Mother’s Day celebrations Read more

An afternoon of games

March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Fun and laughter this afternoon as we played various games! Read more

Armchair football!

March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Taking inspiration from Oomph Wellness with armchair football fun Read more

Spring art project

March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Starting on our spring art project Read more

Getting creative

March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Getting creative today as our ladies started working on a patchwork table runner Read more

National plant a flower day!

March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories National plant a flower day! We have been out in the sunshine planting our sunflower seeds Read more

Bingo!

March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories George was our bingo caller this afternoon! Lots of sweet treats to be won as prizes – Viv was a winner today! Read more

Knit-a-thon

March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Today we began our Knit-a-thon in aid of arthritis. Brenda has made lots of chicks which we filled with chocolate eggs and will sell to raise money for charity Read more

The first signs of spring!

March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Enjoying the spring weather in our garden. We have started painting our shelves ready for our next project Read more

Hyacinth cards

March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories This afternoon we used Oomph Wellness on demand to make hyacinth cards Read more

Foxhunters Poetry Club

March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Lynn hosted poetry club today with her favourite – Pam Ayres Read more

Spring is almost here

March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories A busy day out in the fresh air spent planting and creating a fairy garden with our freshly painted tyres Read more

International Womens Day

March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories International women’s day quiz Read more

New Gym Routines

March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Another gym session with new routines being added in by our trainer Read more

Bramshott Time Capsule

March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We decided to create a lockdown time capsule and have buried it in the Bramshott Grange garden. Some memories there to be discovered in years to come Read more

An afternoon of Art!

March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories James has been working on his own art project creating an animal collage and we had fun sessions finishing off the faces in our art session! Read more

Where couples can stay together

March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Where couples can stay together. We welcome married couples to our home, we understand it’s important for people to continue to be together even if their needs change. Today John and Yvonne are enjoying a table for two and will have a lovely three course lunch together Read more

Spring is in the air!

March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Spring is in the air and George is enjoying the blue skies and sunshine Read more

Our 3rd Birthday!

March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Birthday celebrations – cheers to three fabulous years! Read more

Oomph Wellness and some games!

March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A fun exercise session thanks to Oomph Wellness on demand and an afternoon of games! Read more

Our 3rd Birthday

March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Our 3rd birthday is approaching so today we have been making cards to celebrate. Read more

Our Flower Wall

March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We continue to develop our beautiful wall art with flowers. Our ladies have been busy creating more to add on Read more

St David’s Day

March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Celebrating St David’s Day Welsh Cawl, Caerphilly and leek tart and Welsh rarebit are all on the menu today Read more

St David’s Day

March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories St David’s day celebrations with a quiz, Welsh music and poetry Read more

Keeping Everyone Safe

March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We are keeping everyone safe. Proud to be vaccinated and keeping everyone safe. #DormyTeamVaccine Read more

Quiz and Fizz

February 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Weekend starts with quiz and fizz! Read more

Puzzle Time

February 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Enjoying some puzzle time Read more

Spring is Coming!

February 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Beautiful spring day enjoyed in the garden. Read more

National Bread Week

February 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories It’s national bread week so we have been enjoying trying different types. Read more

Dominoes

February 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories An afternoon of dominoes for our ladies Read more

Foxhunters Pampering

February 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories A morning of pampering – who doesn’t love looking and feeling good Read more

An Afternoon of Games

February 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A fun afternoon of lots of different games, lots of laughs and healthy competition Read more

Foxhunters Mobile Library

February 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories We love choosing new books from our mobile library Read more

Magic Table Sessions!

February 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Lovely morning session using our magic table! Read more

Making Daffodils

February 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We have started making our daffodils for St David’s day Read more

Puzzles with Friends

February 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Friendship, puzzles and a cup of tea, good times together Read more

Getting Creative!

February 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Getting creative! We have been painting old tyres to create a special garden area Read more

Pancakes to Order!

February 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Pancakes to order – thanks to our chef Kyle they were flipping great! Read more

Pancake Day!

February 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We were “flipping” excited today when we realised it was Shrove Tuesday and there were pancakes on the menu! Delicious Read more

Valentines Day

February 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories A day full of love! We enjoyed our morning worship accompanied by chocolate coated strawberries! Our couples enjoyed a special romantic lunch with roses and chocolates happy Valentine’s Day Read more

Spinning Alpaca Wool

February 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Today one of our team leaders gave a demonstration on spinning alpaca wool. Read more

National Teddy Bear Day

February 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Yesterday we enjoyed an afternoon tea to recognise national teddy bear day! Read more

A Little Bit of Decoupage

February 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Decoupage is the art of decorating an object by glueing colored paper cutouts onto it in combination with special paint effects, gold leaf and other decorative elements. Today we started on our bear.. Read more

Zoom Calls With Family

February 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We encourage our ladies and gentlemen to keep in touch with loved ones by using zoom. Margaret enjoyed being able to chat to her son and daughter about what she’s been up to! Read more

Pen Pals

February 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Enjoying our pen pal letters from Grayshott Primary School   Read more

Chinese New Year Decorations

February 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Making Chinese New Year decorations Read more

Morning Exercise Session

February 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Morning exercise session! Read more

A Dance to ABBA

February 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Enjoying a session on our magic table whilst listening to John’s favourite ABBA tunes! Read more

Bread Baking

February 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Today we baked our own bread! Read more

Points Win Prizes!

February 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories What do points make? Prizes! A fun afternoon of bingo and quizzes where everyone’s a winner! Thanks to Oomph Wellness on demand! Read more

Send a Card to a Friend Day

February 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Tomorrow is “national send a friend a card day” so we have have been busy making our own messages to send to those we are thinking of. Read more

Feeding The Birds

February 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories National feed the birds day! So we cleaned out our bird feeders and added some fresh seeds and nuts. We then tidied our flower beds and enjoyed some fresh air in the garden! Read more

Colourful Drawing

February 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Mindful colouring by one of our talented ladies Read more

Morning Exercise

February 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Exercising this morning to our favourite music! Group sessions or gym time, we have something for everyone! Read more

National Soup Day

February 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

It’s National Homemade Soup day in the USA and there’s nothing more we enjoy on a cold winters day! In every cuisine, soup provides a rich basis of flavour and history. From family favourites to those with medicinal properties, soup is definitely a hug in a bowl! Our chefs always use fresh,...

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The Great Bird Watch

February 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Enjoying the great bird watch again organised by the RSPB Love Nature Read more

Birthday Celebrations!

February 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Another birthday celebration! Judy is enjoying her day with her Pine Martin family. Read more

Water Colour Art Session

February 2021 | Brockington House | Stories This afternoon our ladies and gentlemen enjoyed an art session – Mixture of water colours, paints and pencils whilst listening to some of our favourite tunes . Finished off with a classic ABBA hit! Read more

Our Mobile Library!

January 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Choosing our next read from our in home mobile library Read more

Happy Birthday Elizabeth!

January 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Happy birthday Elizabeth! We are all enjoying your cake! Read more

National Puzzle Day

January 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Today is National Puzzle day so we had puzzles and a sing a long! Read more

Creative Crafts!

January 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We always enjoy getting creative in Bramshott Grange! Read more

National Chocolate Cake Day

January 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories It’s national chocolate cake day so we absolutely had to taste these delicious creations thanks to our chefs!! Read more

Ball Games and Badminton!

January 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Exercising our arms and legs and with lots of fun ball games and a round of seated badminton! Read more

Burns Night Celebrations

January 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Thanks to our head chef Frank for our Burns night dinner – cock a leekie soup, haggis neeps and tatties and Typsy Laird Trifle with a wee dram of whisky Read more

Getting Creative with Paint!

January 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Experimenting with paint in a cup Read more

‘Snow’ much fun!

January 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories “Snow” much fun today!! we love a snow day! Read more

A Day of Baking

January 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Baking Scottish flapjacks! Read more

Oomph Wellness Session

January 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Putting some Oomph Wellness into our day with some seated exercises Read more

Fidget Boards

January 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

Sensory therapy or fidget toys are an effective way to reduce anxiety, calm nerves, and provide comfort. These are simple touch-based activities that help someone keep hands busy in safe, soothing ways. No matter what the activity the goal is to engage ladies and gentlemen in something fun...

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Exercise Classes

January 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Great fun as part of our seated exercise class Read more

Cheese and Wine Afternoon

January 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We enjoyed recognising national cheese lovers day! Cheese, wine and some facts around this delicious food made it an enjoyable afternoon! Read more

Its National Cake Baking Day

January 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories It’s national chocolate cake baking day! So we are baking all things chocolate! Delicious! Read more

Seated Ballet Lessons

January 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Another seated ballet session. We look forward to our sessions with Bex via zoom! Read more

A Morning Crafting Paper Roses

January 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A creative morning making our own flowers Read more

Welcome to our New Guests!

January 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Our new guests enjoyed a bath today! Read more

Oomph Wellness Session

January 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Enjoying our Oomph Wellness Make a Wish session Read more

Morning Exercise

January 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Exercise can be fun! We used a balloon for today’s session Read more

Origami Trees

January 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Jean and Ray are busy making origami trees Read more

Milkshake Party!

January 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories In recognition of national milk day we hosted a special in house milkshake party! Read more

Knit and Natter!

January 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Our ladies enjoy the weekly knit and natter sessions and it’s great to be able to pick up past hobbies snd create new things. Read more

Starting the New Year with an exercise class

January 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Starting the year off with our exercise classes! Read more

A Day of Activities!

January 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories A fun day doing lots of different things! James enjoyed sharing his knowledge on nature and showed us his collection of books. We also enjoyed some colour therapy and a game of scrabble! Read more

A Day of Baking

January 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Bramshott baking day! We made some delicious shortbread which we all enjoyed tasting! Read more

A ‘puzzling’ start to the new year!

January 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Starting on our new puzzle! Read more

New Years Yoga

January 2021 | Brockington House | Stories New year new challenge with a morning yoga class Read more

A Concert from Vienna

January 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories We enjoyed the New Year’s Day concert from Vienna this afternoon. Read more

Our New Years Resolutions

January 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories New Years resolutions from the ladies and gentlemen Read more

Nora Scrabble Champion!

January 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Well done Nora on winning this very intense scrabble game! Read more

Carpet Boules!

January 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories An afternoon of competitive carpet boules! Read more

New Years 2020

December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories Celebrating the end of the year! Read more

An afternoon of Tai Chi

December 2020 | Foxhunters | Stories We started the day with tai chi followed by a look back over the year with our Oomph Wellness activity packs Read more

New Years Eve at Bramshott Grange!

December 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories End of year celebrations happening! Read more

Words of Wisdom for the New Year

December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories Word of wisdom from our ladies and gentlemen to welcome 2021 Read more

New Years Fun and Games!

December 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Some fun and games on New Years Eve! Read more

Christmas Bingo!

December 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Christmas bingo with chocolate prizes! Read more

A Very Merry Christmas

December 2020 | Foxhunters | Stories He’s been… time to open our gifts and enjoy a glass of bubbles with some festive treats. Happy Christmas! Nadolig Llawen! Read more

A Very Merry Christmas

December 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Opening our Christmas presents after a visit from Santa! Read more

Santa at Brockington House

December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories He’s been!!!! Santa and his friends have delivered us some gifts! Read more

A visit from Santa!

December 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We had a lovely surprise visit on Christmas Day and our ladies and gentlemen enjoyed opening their gifts from their friends and family. Read more

Christmas Day at Bramshott Grange

December 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Happy Christmas from us all at Bramshott Grange! Read more

Mulled Wine, Carols and Christmas!

December 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas carols and a Christmas Queen’s speech! Read more

Christmas Cards from Pupils

December 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Thank you to Bohunt School for our Christmas cards Read more

A Christmas Pampering!

December 2020 | Foxhunters | Stories But of pampering as we had our nails done ready for a Christmas concert, followed by cake and mulled wine! Read more

Christmas Baking

December 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Busy decorating our Christmas cake we made Read more

A Christmas welcome to Santa’s helpers!

December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories We are getting festive today welcoming some Christmas helpers to our home Read more

Chocolate Chip Cookies

December 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Baking chocolate chip cookies Read more

A Creative Art Class!

December 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Our ladies and gentlemen have been taking part in art classes during December, we use a range of mediums and techniques to get some brilliant results! Read more

Dominoes in the afternoon

December 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories On this cold December day what better than a cosy afternoon indoors playing dominoes Read more

Carols and Cake!

December 2020 | Foxhunters | Stories Enjoying a German inspired Christmas afternoon as we listen to German Carols whilst eating stollen and gingerbread! Let’s not forget a glass of mulled wine too! Read more

Getting festive with mince pies!

December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories Next batch of mince pies to be enjoyed with a cup of tea! Read more

Home-made nativity!

December 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories How talented are our ladies and gentlemen? We made and painted our own clay models for nativity scenes around the home!   Read more

Home-made decorations

December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories Making our own decorations again! This was fiddly but the end result we were very happy with. Home made is always such a great achievement Read more

Using our Tovertafel

December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories Great fun using our magic table today from Tovertafel by Active Cues for some game time Read more

Festive flowers!

December 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We enjoyed creating table decorations for around the home today, these lovely flower arrangements will go onto the tables in the dining rooms Read more

Christmas Decorating!

December 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Christmas is coming.. and we love making more decorations to display around the home. Today we made our festive wreaths to hang on doors and don’t they look fabulous?   Read more

Ding Dong!

December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories Bell ringing practice today, no videos as we are preparing for a special Christmas performance.. all will be revealed soon ! Read more

Winter Village!

December 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Our talented Chefs made this beautiful gingerbread village! Our ladies and gentlemen decorated gingerbread people and reindeer to add to the scene. Read more

Christmas arts & crafts!

December 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We have started making our Christmas wreaths, our ladies and gentlemen have made baubles with messages and our home is decorated with trees and angels. Definitely feeling festive!   Read more

Christmas Games!

December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories We have laughed this morning as we played “guess what’s in the stocking” the mince pie proved very tricky and it was very entertaining trying to work out the items! Read more

Christmas Arts & Crafts!

December 2020 | Foxhunters | Stories Today we made oranges studded with cloves! Pomander balls are a fancy term for oranges decorated with cloves that make your home smell amazing for Christmas! DIY pomander balls can be hung as ornaments, used in garlands, or arranged as a part of a festive centrepiece. Read more

Calming Sensory Sessions

December 2020 | Foxhunters | Stories

We enjoy our morning sensory sessions. They are a calming way to start the day. There are lots of benefits of sensory stimulation including increased levels of concentration and improvement of daily function and cognitive symptoms. They also help improve communication through several differ...

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Christmas Cones

December 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories After collecting cones from the garden we made these lovely Christmas trees, we love getting creative and adapting things we can find. Read more

Christmas Decorations

December 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Christmas has arrived at Bramshott Grange! We had the festive music playing and enjoyed mulled wine and mince pies as we decorated our various Christmas trees! Read more

Gingerbread Baking!

December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories The ladies made gingerbread men today which smelt (and tasted) amazing! They created a special fish shaped one for John who loves his fish and chips supper!   Read more

Christmas around the world.

December 2020 | Foxhunters | Stories

We thought it be interesting to sample different traditions, at Christmas, around the world. Yesterday was Japan. Did you know that the traditional Christmas meal is a KFC? We enjoyed sampling fried chicken followed by strawberry shortcake for dessert! Merry Christmas from everyone at Foxhunt...

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Christmas Baking!

December 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Bramshott bake off! Today we started making our Christmas cake and what a team effort! We all helped mix the ingredients and make a wish! Looking forward to decorating and eventually tasting!   Read more

Keeping Active!

December 2020 | Foxhunters | Stories Up bright and early for a daily gym session! It’s so important to keep moving, after all an active life is an active mind! Read more

You make me feel like dancing …

December 2020 | Foxhunters | Stories

Enjoying some gentle movement after our morning exercise class with Oomph Wellness, We enjoy our daily sessions with Oomph and have a range of different exercises and fun challenges to complete. It’s good to keep on moving and we look forward to getting together for these sessions. Get in tou...

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Mulled Wine and Pastries

December 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Mulled wine and pastries.. what better way to spend a chilly afternoon! Read more

Art Time!

December 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Afternoon art session! We always enjoy getting creative and today we painted Christmas baubles   Read more

Scrabble Decorations

December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories Some of the ladies got together today to create some more Christmas decorations. We used scrabble tiles to make our own messages to hang around the home   Read more

Its time for Boules!

December 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories This is Leslie playing carpet boules. He had a tough time trying to beat the ladies. Read more

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories

Our ladies and gentlemen have enjoyed decorating our trees and creating some festive corners around our home. It’s been fun sharing stories and talking about our Childhood Christmas memories! We have some other festive plans ahead so watch this space for more pictures! Merry Christmas from everyon...

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Winner – The Best Remembrance Garden

November 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

We were thrilled to win a prize back in the summer at the Dormy Gardening competition. Having got together with our ladies and gentlemen, we decided to create a very special remembrance garden here at Bramshott Grange. Our ladies and gentlemen wanted a quiet and special place where they can remember...

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Keep on moving..

November 2020 | Brockington House | Stories We enjoy exercise and it doesn’t always need to strenuous, in fact our seated movement classes are always very popular.  We have regular live streams in to the home where we enjoy gentle exercise and start the day feeling energised! Read more

Keeping in touch..

November 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Communication is so important and we encourage our ladies and gentlemen to connect with loved ones on regular Zoom calls. They enjoy sharing stories and seeing those they love who aren’t always able to visit. Read more

Busy Baking!

October 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

Ready, Steady, Bake! We enjoy keeping busy and our cookery groups are always enjoyable. We have made our very own bread from scrath which made the home smell amazing! We have also made a Victoria sponge cake which tastes delicious!! The best part is when everything is ready, we get to taste! Bake of...

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Scrabble challenge..

October 2020 | Brockington House | Stories

When its raining outside we love the chance to enjoy a little competition and scrabble is always one of our favourite games! A bit of healthy competition as well as laughter always goes down well (as does a drink in our bar for those who fancy one!). Keep and eye out for those X,Y and Z’s! ...

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The Brockington Bake off…

October 2020 | Brockington House | Stories

We have started on our special Christmas cake. Lots of us had traditional family recipes that we enjoyed sharing and comparing tips. A team effort with the stirring and preparing our cake. Next up will be the decorating before the final fun part of the tasting! The smell as they were baking was amaz...

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A little bit of Magic!

September 2020 | Brockington House | Stories

We have been enjoying our magic table from Tovertarfel. The interactive light projections entice people to get moving and have fun together. Today we projected the images on to the floor and caught the fish as well as using our feet to move the leaves and pop the stars. It,s a fantastic sensory expe...

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Getting Green Fingers at Bramshott Grange!

August 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

Sourcing our produce locally has always been our priority however during the summer months we were thrilled to be able to pick our own home grown vegetables. It gave us a sense of pride watering our garden and tending to our special vegetable patch! We also held our own sunflower competition and had...

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Foxhunters – Best Patio and Best overall garden

August 2020 | Foxhunters | Stories

This summer we have had a Dormy Care gardening competition! With breath-taking views of the Welsh hills, everyone was involved in creating a magnificent garden for all to enjoy. Beautiful patios with abundance of colour, hanging baskets and raised beds, a greenhouse full of home-grown vegetables and...

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Pine Martin Grange – Best Hanging Basket

August 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories

This summer we had a Dormy Care gardening competition across all 4 of our locations! Pretty flowering baskets adorned the home and gardens which surround our home in Wareham. The green fingered team enjoyed adding some colour to the home and they thrived during the warmer days. We think they look ab...

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Bramshott Grange – Best Vegetable Garden

August 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

This summer we had a Dormy Care Gardening competition! Adapting the Peter Rabbit theme, Annabelle and Becky the activities team worked tirelessly to create an amazing vegetable patch in the corner of the garden. The ladies and gentlemen had great fun creating models, planting seeds and nurturing the...

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Ladies & gentlemen at Bramshott Grange stay connected with loved ones via Skype

April 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

Staying connected with family and friends! Bramshott Grange has bought brand-new iPads so that our ladies and gentlemen can stay connected with loved ones at a time where we are sadly unable to accept visitors. Although our residents stay in regular contact with their family via the phones in their ...

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Brockington House receive paper aeroplane messages flown in by children

March 2020 | Brockington House | Stories

Our ladies and gentlemen were overjoyed to receive paper aeroplanes from children, filled with beautiful heart-warming messages. With visitors not currently allowed into the home due to the recent outbreak of covid-19, we were incredibly touched to find these aeroplanes which had been flown in over...

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Brockington House win first prize at Pinder Healthcare Design Awards

March 2020 | Brockington House | News

Brockington House is delighted to have won an award at the Pinder Healthcare Awards. Recognising the very best in care-related properties, the prestigious accolade seeks to acknowledge the contribution these properties make to the wellbeing and quality of life for those in their care. The panel of j...

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98 year old ice hockey fan meets local team – The Cardiff Devils

February 2020 | Foxhunters | Stories

Robert’s Bucket List… Making precious memories! Robert is 98 and resides at our home Foxhunters Care Community in Abergavenny. Last Friday, he was up at 2am having a shave, filled with excitement. The home arranged for him to go to Cardiff and meet the Devils Ice Hockey Team. Before the...

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Pine Martin Grange host ‘cooking for dysphagia’ morning

February 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | News

We are always looking at new and innovative ways to support our ladies and gentlemen and to develop the skills our teams have here at Pine Martin Grange! Recently, we hosted an informative dysphagia event in conjunction with one of our local food suppliers, Country Fayre. A condition that causes ind...

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Ladies & gentlemen offer wise words of advice to the younger generation

January 2020 | Brockington House | Stories

The ladies and gentlemen at Brockington House have taken to social media to share some kind words of wisdom for the younger generation. Using their years of experience, the ladies and gentlemen – ranging from ages 78 to 95 – each chose a key piece of advice they felt was an important lesson ...

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Ladies at Foxhunters knit pouches for animals affected by Australian fires

January 2020 | Foxhunters | Stories

Following the devastating fires in Australia, our ladies have been using their knitter natter sessions to knit pouches, blankets and hats to send to all the little joeys that have lost their mums during the fires. The knitted pouches offer comfort to the animals who have experienced such trauma, and...

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Care home magazine interviews Dormy CEO on next generation of care homes

January 2020 | Bramshott Grange | News

Dormy Care’s very own CEO, Helen Davies-Parsons, was recently interviewed by Care Home Professional magazine about her vision for the next generation of luxury care homes. Discussing everything from where Dormy started to how it has grown and all of the well thought-through design, interior and ca...

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Brockington House named as finalists for Pinders Healthcare Award 2020

January 2020 | Brockington House | News

Brockington House is delighted to have been named as a finalist in the Pinders Healthcare Awards for 2020. The prestigious award recognises the very best in all care-related properties and seeks to acknowledge the contribution these properties make to the wellbeing and quality of life for those in t...

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We’re getting into the Christmas spirit at Bramshott Grange!

December 2019 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

We’ve been feeling festive this December and our ladies and gentlemen have been taking part in lots of festive activities. We love Christmas time at Bramshott Grange and can’t wait to see what this year brings! Here’s what we’ve been up to so far in the run-up to Christmas… 22nd November ...

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We’re getting into the Christmas spirit at Pine Martin Grange!

December 2019 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories

We’ve had lots going on this December in the run-up to Christmas! From activities in the home to events in the local community, we’ve certainly been getting into the swing of things this festive season. From Christmas concerts, to decorating the home, there’s never a dull day at Pine Martin Gr...

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We’re getting into the Christmas spirit at Foxhunters!

December 2019 | Foxhunters | Stories

It’s our second Christmas in Foxhunters this year and we are already feeling festive! Our ladies and gentlemen have been getting into the Christmas spirit, with lots of seasonal activities and festive cheer to go around. With a few new faces in Foxhunters this year, we’ve been thinking back to o...

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