Stories from our home


HRH Prince Phillip

17th April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Today we commemorated the passing of HRH Prince Phillip. We have been watching documentaries and we have also found a place for him on our memory tree Read more

See you again Glenda!

17th 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

Titanic Remembrance Day

15th 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

12th 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 lesson about Pit Ponies

11th 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

A few Easter games!

7th 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

Finishing off our easter treats

6th April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Still enjoying our Easter treats Read more

Working off those Easter treats!

5th April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Morning gym session after a day of chocolate Read more

Easter Sunday at Foxhunters

4th 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

A Foxhunters wedding anniversary!

2nd April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Celebrating John and Barbara’s 65th Wedding Anniversary   Read more

Nora the Newt

1st 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

A concert and dancing

31st March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories A fun afternoon thanks to Oomph Wellness! From seated exercises to a fantastic on demand concert! Read more

Some word association

29th 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

Wire bird making

25th 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

Foxhunters Day or Reflection

24th 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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Sunday gym sessions

21st March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Sunday gym sessions keep us active and moving Read more

Horse racing

20th March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories An afternoon of horse racing Read more

Spring art challenge

19th 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

St Patricks Day

18th March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Happy St Patrick’s day Chef Kyle had made us some amazing treats to enjoy Read more

Foxhunters Mothers Day

15th March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Amazing Mother’s Day cakes thanks to chef Kyle Read more

Armchair football!

12th March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Taking inspiration from Oomph Wellness with armchair football fun Read more

Bingo!

12th 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

Foxhunters Poetry Club

9th March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Lynn hosted poetry club today with her favourite – Pam Ayres Read more

New Gym Routines

7th March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Another gym session with new routines being added in by our trainer Read more

An afternoon of Art!

6th 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

Spring is in the air!

5th March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Spring is in the air and George is enjoying the blue skies and sunshine Read more

St David’s Day

1st 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

National Bread Week

26th February 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories It’s national bread week so we have been enjoying trying different types. Read more

Foxhunters Pampering

24th February 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories A morning of pampering – who doesn’t love looking and feeling good Read more

Foxhunters Mobile Library

22nd February 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories We love choosing new books from our mobile library Read more

Pancakes to Order!

18th February 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Pancakes to order – thanks to our chef Kyle they were flipping great! Read more

Valentines Day

15th 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

National Teddy Bear Day

12th February 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Yesterday we enjoyed an afternoon tea to recognise national teddy bear day! Read more

Chinese New Year Decorations

10th February 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Making Chinese New Year decorations Read more

Points Win Prizes!

8th 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

Morning Exercise

4th February 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Exercising this morning to our favourite music! Group sessions or gym time, we have something for everyone! Read more

Our Mobile Library!

31st January 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Choosing our next read from our in home mobile library Read more

National Chocolate Cake Day

27th 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

‘Snow’ much fun!

25th January 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories “Snow” much fun today!! we love a snow day! Read more

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

24th 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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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 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