Activities in our home


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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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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Pétanque!

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

An afternoon of games

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

Summer painting

August 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Painting summer themes for the afternoon 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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An afternoon of puzzles and games

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

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

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

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

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

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

Getting creative

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

Maintaining our hanging baskets

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

Animal bingo!

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

Taking on a few riddles

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

Preparing our garden for summer

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

Learning Dye Cutting

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

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

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 session

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

Carpet bowls

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

A sunny morning

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

A morning in the garden

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

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

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

Cake decorating lesson

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

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 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

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

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 Pine Martin Grange

June 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories It’s National Carers week and we are so grateful to our wonderful team members for all they do 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

Sharing photos

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

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

The Great Dormy Coach Trip: Mexico

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

A spot on painting

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

Brain training

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

Planting some carrots

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

A little painting

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

New hanging baskets

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

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

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

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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Art Attack!

April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Pine Martin Grange’s budding artists! We have recently run an art competition which our ladies and gentlemen loved. So many fabulous entries and sadly there could only be one winner. Well done to a Brenda for her amazing painting! 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoing a puzzle

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

A Sunday of memories

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

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 making

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

Learning how to felt

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

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

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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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

An afternoon of game

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

Spring art project

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

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

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

Quiz and Fizz

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

Dominoes

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

Spinning Alpaca Wool

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

Bread Baking

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

Birthday Celebrations!

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

Getting Creative with Paint!

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

Oomph Wellness Session

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

Origami Trees

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

Carpet Boules!

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

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

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

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

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 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

Mulled Wine and Pastries

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

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

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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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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Ladies at Pine Martin Grange make people smile with their singing

September 2019 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories

This Tuesday, some of the lovely ladies at Pine Martin Grange spent the afternoon singing, with a beautiful rendition of the popular Louis Armstrong song, ‘When you’re smiling’. Staff and residents were full of praise, commenting that the song certainly made them smile! Singing and dancing is ...

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A day of fun at care home open day

June 2019 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories

C are Home Open Day is in full swing at Pine Martin Grange, with activities, cake, singing and dancing already taking place, with more to come this afternoon! So far, our ladies and gentlemen have made the most of the glorious sunshine, taking part in outdoor art classes in the beautiful landscaped ...

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Birthday celebrations in the sunshine

June 2019 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories

T his week, a few of our ladies and gentlemen took advantage of the sunshine and got involved with our Gardening Club as well as celebrating one lady’s birthday with delicious tea and cake in the beautiful landscaped gardens of Pine Martin Grange. Staff and residents alike thoroughly enjoyed the a...

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Pine Martin Grange helps resident set sail for the first time in 6 years

August 2018 | Pine Martin Grange | News

After a life on the sea, Pine Martin Grange resident John Newbury has been unable to set sail for the past six years. Living with Parkinson’s Disease means that John – a retired Captain and Master Mariner – has been unable to pursue his passion for sailing. Pine Martin Grange desperately w...

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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