Stories from our home


National Donald Duck Day!

10th 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

10th 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 visit from Jasper

9th 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

An outdoor book club

8th June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Book club this morning continuing our novel “An Orphans Journey” by Rosie Goodwin. Read more

Carers Week at Brockington House

7th 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

6th June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Planting in our raised beds this morning of beetroot, lettuce and runner beans Read more

A little bit of baking

4th June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Yesterday we enjoyed a baking session and made some delicious biscuits that we all enjoyed tasting! Read more

National Fish and Chip Day!

3rd June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories It’s National Fish and Chip day and John is enjoying his favourite meal #nationalfishandchipday Read more

Our New Bike!

2nd 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

Celebrating the Queens coronation

1st 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

The Great Dormy Coach Trip: New Orleans

26th 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

West End Adventure!

25th May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Preparations are underway for our west end adventure Read more

The Great Dormy Coach Trip: Hollywood!

25th 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: Nashville

24th 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

Supporting our local Hereford FC!

23rd May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories All ready to watch Hereford FC play Read more

Making a mask!

22nd May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A fabulous afternoon of mask making Read more

Decorative planters!

20th May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Decorative planters for our Oomph Wellness competition Read more

A crafty afternoon!

18th May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories An afternoon of crafting Read more

A bit of baking

13th 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!

12th 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!

12th 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

12th May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Ahead on international nurses day our ladies are making something special Read more

Growing our seeds for the garden

11th 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

An afternoon of countdown!

9th May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Fun afternoon of countdown! Read more

VE Day

8th May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories VE Day celebrations Read more

Creating some stamps!

7th 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

Doris is making a difference!

5th 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!

5th 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

Exploring some puzzles!

4th 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!!

4th 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

3rd May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories John has been busy checking the plants and seeds in the greenhouse Read more

Indoor football

2nd 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

Doris is quite the nature photographer!

1st May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Doris wanted to take some photographs today of our garden and share her pictures with us all Read more

National Gardening Week at Brockington House

30th 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

National Super Hero Day!

28th April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories It’s National Super hero day, so our Oomph Wellness was flying high this morning #NationalSuperheroDay Read more

Mindful meditation

26th 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

Pictionary!

25th April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Pictionary in the sunshine Read more

Jon’s Birthday in the sunshine

25th April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories St George’s day quiz in the sunshine with our birthday boy John! Read more

World Earth Day at Brockington

22nd 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

National Tea Tasting Day!

21st 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

21st April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Putting some Oomph Wellness in to the morning as we have our daily exercise class Read more

A competitive morning!

20th April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A morning of game challenges.. the scrabble match is to be continued! Read more

Getting the garden ready for summer!

19th 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 morning of Yoga

18th April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Live streamed yoga this morning was enjoyed by all Read more

Happy Birthday Ron

17th April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Celebrating Ron’s birthday! Read more

The funeral of Prince Philip

17th April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Our ladies and gentlemen are paying their respects as they watch the funeral today of Prince Philip Read more

Quoits!

16th April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Fabulous game of quoits! Read more

A morning of darts

12th 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

John looking after his new plants

11th April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories John started the day by checking our plants and watering them Read more

National Zoo Day

8th 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

An afternoon of fun and education!

7th 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

6th 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

A spot of gardening in the sun

6th April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Busy day watering and looking after our plants followed by a walk around the garden! Read more

Easter at Brockington House

4th April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories The Easter bunny visited us! Read more

Easter bonnet judging time

3rd April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Easter bonnet judging time Read more

Easter is coming at Brockington House!

2nd April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Easter treats from out kitchen and getting ready for the easter bunny’s arrival Read more

Easter Bonnets in the sun

1st April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories This afternoon we made our Easter bonnets. John decided to make a car bonnet instead! Read more

A day in the sun at Brockington House

31st 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

Potting some sunflowers in the spring sunshine

31st March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Enjoying the sunshine as we re-potted the sunflowers Read more

Working on our spring project

30th 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

Spring flowers and sunshine

28th 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

Getting competitive!

25th March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We are all enjoying our new ladder game – lots of fun and laughter Read more

Tree drawing session

23rd March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A sprint art session. We are enjoying getting creative Read more

Fun and games

22nd March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Fun and games this morning Read more

Scrabble

20th 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

Spring art competition

19th 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

Happy St Patricks Day

18th March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories St Patrick day celebrations now watching river dance after lots of fun and games Read more

A stroll in the sun

17th 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 games

13th March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Fun and laughter this afternoon as we played various games! Read more

National plant a flower day!

12th March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories National plant a flower day! We have been out in the sunshine planting our sunflower seeds Read more

Hyacinth cards

10th March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories This afternoon we used Oomph Wellness on demand to make hyacinth cards Read more

International Womens Day

8th March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories International women’s day quiz Read more

Where couples can stay together

6th 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

Oomph Wellness and some games!

4th March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A fun exercise session thanks to Oomph Wellness on demand and an afternoon of games! Read more

St David’s Day

1st March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories St David’s day celebrations with a quiz, Welsh music and poetry Read more

Keeping Everyone Safe

1st March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We are keeping everyone safe. Proud to be vaccinated and keeping everyone safe. #DormyTeamVaccine Read more

An Afternoon of Games

23rd February 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A fun afternoon of lots of different games, lots of laughs and healthy competition Read more

Magic Table Sessions!

22nd February 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Lovely morning session using our magic table! Read more

Making Daffodils

22nd February 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We have started making our daffodils for St David’s day Read more

A Little Bit of Decoupage

12th 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

Morning Exercise Session

10th February 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Morning exercise session! Read more

A Dance to ABBA

10th February 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Enjoying a session on our magic table whilst listening to John’s favourite ABBA tunes! Read more

National Soup Day

3rd 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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Water Colour Art Session

1st 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

Ball Games and Badminton!

26th 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

Fidget Boards

24th 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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Seated Ballet Lessons

19th 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

18th January 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A creative morning making our own flowers Read more

Morning Exercise

14th January 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Exercise can be fun! We used a balloon for today’s session Read more

New Years Yoga

2nd January 2021 | Brockington House | Stories New year new challenge with a morning yoga class Read more

Nora Scrabble Champion!

1st January 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Well done Nora on winning this very intense scrabble game! Read more

New Years 2020

31st December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories Celebrating the end of the year! Read more

Words of Wisdom for the New Year

29th December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories Word of wisdom from our ladies and gentlemen to welcome 2021 Read more

Santa at Brockington House

26th December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories He’s been!!!! Santa and his friends have delivered us some gifts! Read more

A Christmas welcome to Santa’s helpers!

22nd December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories We are getting festive today welcoming some Christmas helpers to our home Read more

Getting festive with mince pies!

16th December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories Next batch of mince pies to be enjoyed with a cup of tea! Read more

Home-made decorations

15th 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

14th December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories Great fun using our magic table today from Tovertafel by Active Cues for some game time Read more

Ding Dong!

14th 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

Christmas Games!

13th 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

Gingerbread Baking!

11th 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

Scrabble Decorations

10th 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

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

1st 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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Keep on moving..

22nd 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

Scrabble challenge..

1st 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…

1st 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!

8th 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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Brockington House receive paper aeroplane messages flown in by children

26th 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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Ladies & gentlemen offer wise words of advice to the younger generation

14th 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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We’re getting into the Christmas spirit at Brockington House!

11th December 2019 | Brockington House | Stories

  We’ve been feeling festive at Brockington House and can’t wait to spend our first Christmas in the home. Our ladies and gentlemen have been getting into the Christmas spirit with seasonal activities, arts and crafts, Christmas decorations and festive day trips out. Here what we’ve been ...

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Brockington House Adopts a Gorilla!

13th November 2019 | Brockington House | Stories

Brockington House is proud to have adopted two gorillas named Mugaruke and Chimanuka through the international Born Free Foundation. Dedicated to ensuring that all wild animals are treated with compassion and respect, The Born Free Foundation carry out amazing and important work to protect endangere...

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Peace of mind at Dormy Care Communities

The health, safety and well-being of our ladies, gentlemen and team members remains our top priority.

We continue to welcome new residents with a safe admissions policy in place.

Safe visiting procedures in place within our designated visitors suite. Visiting is subject to local government restrictions
Abundant supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Regular testing for all staff and residents to help reduce the risk of transmission
Highest standards of infection control throughout the home.
Activities Teams plan and host socially distanced activities
Socially distanced dining experience

Peace of mind at Dormy Care Communities

The health, safety and well-being of our ladies, gentlemen and team members remains our top priority.

We continue to welcome new residents with a safe admissions policy in place.

Peace of mind at Dormy Care Communities

The health, safety and well-being of our ladies, gentlemen and team members remains our top priority.

We continue to welcome new residents with a safe admissions policy in place.

Safe visiting procedures in place within our designated visitors suite. Visiting is subject to local government restrictions
Abundant supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Regular testing for all staff and residents to help reduce the risk of transmission
Highest standards of infection control throughout the home.
Activities Teams plan and host socially distanced activities
Socially distanced dining experience