NEWS FROM CARA CARE

TLC Cara Care Oct ’18 Employee of the Month

TLC Cara Care are delighted to announce Mihaela Ferencz as our October 2018 Employee of the Month.  Mihaela joined us a year and a half ago working in the laundry department.  Mihaela is very reliable friendly and excellent at her job.  Mihaela came to Ireland from...

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Positive Ageing Week

We had a lovely time during Positive Ageing Week.   We had two trips to the Axis – first was to see “The Dressmaker” show which we all thoroughly enjoyed and our 2nd trip was to see the Gala Concert where the Artane Senior Band played all of our favourite Irish songs....

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Pink Day

What a great day we had for our annual Pink Day Bake Sale in aid of the Marie Keating Foundation. Everyone was spoiled for choice with all the delicious cakes that were on offer. A big THANK YOU to all our amazing staff and family members for baking, buying and...

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Slane Castle

This month we headed to Co. Meath to take a tour of Slane Castle. Luckily the weather was on our side! It was a lovely day and we really enjoyed the tour learning about the history of the castle and watching the footage of the castle from over the years. We then...

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Men’s Night Out

We headed to Fagan's pub for our night out.  We were delighted to watch the football whilst having our few pints! All the men chatted about their hobbies, jobs and where they grew up.  We had a great laugh telling each other stories and jokes. The craic was 90!

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Herb Planting

Lots of us here in TLC Cara Care love gardening so on a day of bad weather we chose to do some herb and vegetable planting. We love getting our hands dirty in the soil and planted lots of herbs like parsley, thyme and coriander.  We also planted some cabbage and...

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Rose of TLC 2018

TLC Cara Care played host to this years “Rose of TLC” yesterday afternoon and what a fantastic success it was. The crown was awarded to Joan.Other winners on the day were - Best Escort - Michael , Best Dressed - Frances, Best Sash - Catherine, Best Introduction -...

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TLC Cara Care Sep’18 Employee of the Month

TLC Cara Care are delighted to announce Jonathan Clarke as our September 2018 Employee of the Month. Originally from America Jonathan came to Ireland 17 years ago with his mum who was a missionary.  They fell in love with Ireland and decided to make it their home....

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The Orchard Garden Centre.

For our outing we headed to The Orchard Garden Centre in Celbridge. Thankfully the weather was on our side, it was a lovely warm and sunny day. We really liked touring the gardens admiring all the beautiful flowers, looking at the different colours and comparing the...

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Sensory Garden

It is appropriate that on Alzheimer’s Awareness Month September, 2018 that we celebrate the anniversary of our Sensory Garden.  Our lovely garden is blooming for a year now and we think you will all agree it has been a great success. Despite snow and bad weather our...

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Illegal Eagles

We went to the Olympia to see the Illegal Eagles, What a fantastic show! Amazing musicians playing brilliant music, we all thought it was like seeing the real Eagles perform. We sang and danced along to our favourite hits especially James our biggest Eagles fan.

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Croke Park – Ladies GAA Final

Some of our residents went to the Ladies All Ireland final in Croke Park, Dublin vs Cork  we had a great afternoon seeing the Dublin ladies win. Catherine our lady from Cork wasn’t too pleased! On our way out we had the privilege to meet and chat to Taoiseach Leo...

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Day Trip to Knock

A big thanks to our residents, staff and family members who attended our annual pilgrimage to Knock on the 10th September. We all had a most memorable day despite the rain, from the singalongs on the bus, visiting the Holy Shrine and attending the Mass in the...

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TLC Cara Care August 2018 Employee of the Month

TLC Cara Care are delighted to announce Keshav Raj Mahat as our August 2018 Employee of the Month. Keshav is a staff nurse who has been with us since January 2017. Keshav studied nursing in Cyprus before coming to Ireland to work and start a family. He is now a happy...

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TLC Cara Care July ’18 Employee of the Month

TLC Cara Care are delighted to announce Keith Hyland as our July 2018 Employee of the Month. Keith is employed as Head Chef, and is with us just under a year. He is a great team leader, no job is too big or too small and he always manages to deliver on time with a...

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TLC Cara Care is delighted to announce Therese Fairhurst as our June Employee of the Month. Therese has worked for TLC Cara Care for the past 6 years as a part time Health Care Assistant but her talents also extend to covering Activity shifts. Therese is a caring and...

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Bray

We took full advantage of the beautiful sunny weather in June and where better to go on a Monday afternoon than Bray in Co.Wicklow! We enjoyed an ice cream and great views in the beautiful seaside town. We then went for refreshments and the chats in Martello’s Hotel,...

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Carnival Day

Like every year we celebrated NHI week here in TLC Cara Care! We had a jam packed week full of activities big and small with something for everyone! We held a Carnival Day and were blessed with fantastic weather! It was great to see so many family members come long,...

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Welcome Jennifer

This month we have had a new addition to our activities team, Jennifer Adams! Jennifer has been working in Cara Care for the past four years and we are delighted to have her in yellow and know she will be a great new addition to the team!

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Art Exhibition

After months of hard work our residents were delighted to display some of their art work for everyone to see! The talent of our residents is so impressive and their skills are forever improving in art class. Thanks to Joe and Jordanna our art teachers for all their...

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Newbarn Farm

We love visiting one of our favourite places, Newbarn farm in Ashbourne. It is a small working farm and farm shop, where you can visit the animals and buy their home grown and locally sourced products.  Our favourite animals there are the donkeys and chickens! The...

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St Anne’s Park

We visited the Beautiful St Anne’s Park this month. The drive along the coast is always enjoyable and very scenic.  We went on a short walk when we arrived then had tea and cake sitting outside in the garden area of the café.

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Garden Fun

We were so delighted to have a few visits from Mr Sun this month! It’s great to spend time out in the garden again. The ice cream cones and sun cream have made an appearance which is always a sign in TLC Care Care that summer is here! We also got our hands dirty...

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Irish National Stud

A great place to visit is the Irish National Stud and Japanese gardens out in Co Kildare.  It is a working stud farm allowing the public in to see the goings on and admire the magnificent gardens, a unique attraction of outstanding natural beauty. We really enjoyed...

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Alzheimer’s Tea Party

Every year, places all around Ireland have an Alzheimer’s tea party to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s society of Ireland, as we do here in TLC Cara Care. We had a great turnout on the day, The music was by Aiden Flynn and he kept everyone entertained...

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TLC Oscars 2018

On Thursday 31st May 2018 TLC Maynooth rolled out their red carpet and hosted the first ever TLC Oscars. It was a star studded event with all of the staff and resident actors and actresses from each of the films in attendance along with their families and colleagues...

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TLC Cara Care May 2018 Employee of the Month

TLC Cara Care is very pleased to announce Shinta Rani John as our May 2018 Employee of the Month.  Shinta is a registered nurse qualified in India who moved to Ireland in 2016 when she began working with us.  She is a hard working staff member and a great team player....

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CARE CARE – April Employee of the Month

Cara Care Centre is delighted to announce Margaret Markowska as Employee of the Month. Margaret came to Ireland 13 years ago from Poland and has worked with us here for 5 years. Margaret started out in our housekeeping department and has now become a full time...

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Airfield Estate

We took a trip out to Airfield estate in Dundrum this month as we had heard good things about it but hadn’t been yet! They have a working farm, gardens and kitchen. We really enjoyed seeing the animals and the old fashioned farm cars. Tony wanted to bring one of the...

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AVOCA

We took a drive out to the new Avoca in Dunboyne this month.  It’s so handy only being twenty minutes away! We loved looking around the flowers and plant section, as well as all the beautiful home wear. At the food market Teresa got chatting to the fishmongers and...

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Cara Care – St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Cara Care has always had a great reputation for its parties, we strive to live up to this and feel that this Paddy’s day we did just that! The week leading up to Paddy’s weekend is always full of excitement with very patriotic activities going on, planting cress,...

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Cara Care March Employee of the Month

Cara Care Centre is delighted to announce Karolina Stasik – Health Care Assistant as our March employee of the month.  Karolina is from Poland and came to Ireland 12 years ago. Karolina started with Cara Care in 2016 and has grown in confidence ever since. She is a...

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Cara Care February Employee of the Month

Cara Care Centre would like to congratulate staff Nurse Ms Joana Medeiros on being our February Employee of the Month. Joana is from Portugal and came to Ireland in Sept 2016 before joining us in early 2017. Joana is a conscientious and friendly member of staff. In...

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January 2018 Employee of the Month

Cara Care Centre are delighted to announce Lee Taaffe as our Employee of the Month. Lee joined us in July’16 and is working in the role of Kitchen Assistant.  Since then Lee has proved himself to be a hardworking and reliable member of our busy kitchen team and we are...

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Lourdes Trip 2017

Lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees, the small town of Lourdes is famous for the Marian apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858. It is the largest Catholic pilgrimage destination in Europe which is known as a place that offers hope and...

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Cara Care Christmas party

Residents, staff and family had all been looking forward to the day and it did not disappoint! Preparations began in the early hours, and it was obvious a lot of hard work went into the day! There was music by the very talented Karen Black who performed a great...

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TLC T-Shirt Day

TLC held national t-shirt day on Friday the 19th of August. Staff were encouraged to design and create t-shirts for the day and wear them at work. The most original and colourful t-shirt on the day won a prize. We decided to get our residents involved too and they had...

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BOTANIC GARDENS

The Botanic Gardens were holding an exhibition titled ‘1916 Sackville Street: Remembering 262 Civilians Through Art’ so we decided to take a trip there.

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Crosswords

Our crossword group is becoming more popular each week and we can’t believe how fast we are able to complete the puzzles.

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