Stories from our home


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

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...

Oomph Wellness Session

14th January 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Enjoying our Oomph Wellness Make a Wish session Read more

Milkshake Party!

11th January 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories In recognition of national milk day we hosted a special in house milkshake party! Read more

Knit and Natter!

9th 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

8th January 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Starting the year off with our exercise classes! Read more

A Day of Activities!

7th 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 ‘puzzling’ start to the new year!

2nd January 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Starting on our new puzzle! Read more

A Concert from Vienna

1st January 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories We enjoyed the New Year’s Day concert from Vienna this afternoon. Read more

An afternoon of Tai Chi

29th 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

A Very Merry Christmas

26th 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 Christmas Pampering!

22nd 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

Carols and Cake!

19th 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

Christmas Arts & Crafts!

12th 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

11th 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 around the world.

11th 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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Keeping Active!

10th 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 …

10th 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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Foxhunters – Best Patio and Best overall garden

2nd 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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Ladies at Foxhunters knit pouches for animals affected by Australian fires

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

12th 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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Residents share their experiences of Foxhunters during home’s 1st birthday celebration

13th November 2019 | Foxhunters | Stories

We celebrated our 1st birthday last week here at Foxhunters – and wow – what a year it’s been! We’ve welcomed so many wonderful residents, won the UK’s Luxury Care Home of the Year award and launched our own internal Dormy awards after witnessing many of our colleagues go above and beyond....

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Inspiring Attitude of Foxhunters Resident who says “I Can, and I Will” Everyday

9th September 2019 | Foxhunters | Stories

This lovely gentleman who lives at Foxhunters in Abergavenny has started enjoying the gym twice a day and has taken to saying “I can, and I will” throughout his sessions! Not only does he enjoy his time in the gym, his body is fitter and stronger, and his wellbeing has improved. At his grand age...

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Famous Welsh singer Bryn Yemm visits Foxhunters Care Community

5th September 2019 | Foxhunters | Stories

Famous Abergavenny-raised singer, Bryn Yemm, paid a visit to Foxhunters Care Community this week to see his favourite schoolteacher and Foxhunters resident, Miss Brown. Since attending King Henry VIII Comprehensive School in Abergavenny, where he was taught by Miss Brown, Bryn went on to become an a...

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A fantastic day had at Foxhunters’ care home open day

28th June 2019 | Foxhunters | Stories

The ladies and gentlemen of Foxhunters have been having a ball today at Care Home Open Day, with a fantastic performance by the pupils of the Deri View Primary School choir. Residents also gave their own performance, singing the 1956 classic Que Sera Sera (Whatever will be, will be) to the smiling p...

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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 protocol with designated visitor suite, visiting will always be according to the local government restrictions
Abundant supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Regular testing for all staff and residents to help prevent the risk of transmission
Highest measures 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 protocol with designated visitor suite, visiting will always be according to the local government restrictions
Abundant supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Regular testing for all staff and residents to help prevent the risk of transmission
Highest measures of infection control throughout the home
Activities Teams plan and host socially distanced activities
Socially distanced dining experience