Stories from our home


A day in the Wareham sun

18th 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!

18th April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Time for crazy golf! Read more

Margaret loves to sketch

17th April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Margaret enjoys time to sketch in our arts room Read more

A beautiful day!

17th April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Beautiful day so we enjoyed some time in our garden Read more

Enjoing a puzzle

16th April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Puzzle time! Read more

A Sunday of memories

11th April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Sunday papers and coffee whilst reminiscing Read more

An Easter service at Pine Martin Grange

4th April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Thank you Lianne for our uplifting Easter service this morning Read more

Motorbike memories

3rd 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

2nd 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

31st 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

29th March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories A taster session of felting Read more

Painting to music

25th 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

24th 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

19th 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

17th 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

17th March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Card making today, with one of our team leaders, Tatiana. Read more

An afternoon of game

15th March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Puzzle time on a rainy Friday and learning UNO Read more

Spring art project

12th March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Starting on our spring art project Read more

Knit-a-thon

11th 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

8th 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

1st 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

27th February 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Weekend starts with quiz and fizz! Read more

Dominoes

25th February 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories An afternoon of dominoes for our ladies Read more

Puzzles with Friends

20th February 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Friendship, puzzles and a cup of tea, good times together Read more

Getting Creative!

19th 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

12th 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

10th 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

8th February 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Today we baked our own bread! Read more

Send a Card to a Friend Day

7th 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

5th 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!

3rd February 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Another birthday celebration! Judy is enjoying her day with her Pine Martin family. Read more

National Puzzle Day

28th 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!

25th January 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Experimenting with paint in a cup Read more

Oomph Wellness Session

24th January 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Putting some Oomph Wellness into our day with some seated exercises Read more

Cheese and Wine Afternoon

23rd 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

23rd 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

14th January 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Jean and Ray are busy making origami trees Read more

Carpet Boules!

1st January 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories An afternoon of competitive carpet boules! Read more

A visit from Santa!

26th 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!

24th December 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas carols and a Christmas Queen’s speech! Read more

Chocolate Chip Cookies

22nd December 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Baking chocolate chip cookies Read more

A Creative Art Class!

22nd 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

20th December 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories On this cold December day what better than a cosy afternoon indoors playing dominoes Read more

Festive flowers!

14th 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!

13th 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

11th 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

10th December 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Mulled wine and pastries.. what better way to spend a chilly afternoon! Read more

Its time for Boules!

7th 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..

2nd 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

2nd 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!

12th 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

6th 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

28th 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

27th 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

14th 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