NEWS FROM CARA CARE

Shoebox Appeal

Once again TLC supported the Team Hope Shoebox appeal this year. Some of us went for a shopping trip to buy presents for Christmas for children who have so little.  We then spent a lovely afternoon wrapping and filling our shoeboxes for this amazing cause! ...

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The Orchard Garden Centre

We took a trip to the Orchard Garden Centre to see their Christmas shop. The Christmas decorations are truly amazing. It was a treat for the senses with a huge variety of Christmas lights, scents and decorations of every size and colour! We even got some inspiration...

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Halloween

We love Halloween here in Cara Care! We had great fun carving our pumpkins and proudly had them displayed in our reception. Halloween morning we had some trick or treaters arrive. We were so happy to see the children in their costumes! That afternoon we had our...

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TLC Cara Care Nov’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Cara Care are delighted to announce Nadia Mandroiu – Health Care Assistant as our November 2019 Employee of the Month. Nadia joined us in September 2018. Nadia is passionate and caring about her job. She enjoys spending time with the residents especially when...

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Halloween Crafts

We got into the Halloween spirit and made lots of different things in our craft classes. We made bats and mummies and masks to wear to our Halloween party. We also spent a lovely afternoon making chocolate apples!

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TLC Cara Care Oct’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Cara Care are delighted to announce Monika- Domestic Assistant as our October 2019 Employee of the Month.  Monika works in housekeeping & laundry.  Monika is a very valued member off staff & is fantastic at her job and is always willing and happy to help in all...

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Pink Day Bake Sale

This month we held our annual Pink Day Bake Sale in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness. We were spoiled for choice with all the delicious cakes that were on offer. A big thank you to all our staff, residents and family members for baking, buying, and supporting this...

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Mini Golf

We went to The Rainforest Café in Dundrum this month to play mini golf. We were delighted with the facilities there and had great fun! Afterwards we sat in the café and had some tea and cakes. We had a very enjoyable afternoon.

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Rose of TLC 2019

TLC MAYNOOTH hosted the “Rose of TLC 2019” and what a fantastic success it was. The reigning champion Joan presented this year’s crown to Lucy from TLC Carton . Other winners on the day were: Best Escort: Tony (TLC Santry), Best Presentation: Anne (TLC Maynooth), Best...

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St Frances Hospice Coffee Morning

We had a fabulous time spoiling ourselves with beautiful cupcakes and coffee/tea in aid of St. Francis Hospice. As the Coffee Morning coincided with our art class, we started to paint our Halloween collage. We had a great morning for a great cause.

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Johnnie Fox’s

We all decided we would like to take a trip to Johnnie Fox’s this month.  It’s a lovely scenic drive there. We had a great afternoon. The staff in Johnnie Fox’s really looked after us all and the pints went down a treat. We were delighted to see there was a ballad...

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Knock

We took our annual pilgrimage to Knock Co. Mayo this month. When we arrived we had a delicious lunch and done some shopping before Mass.  We visited the holy shrine and attended a special mass which included the anointing of the sick. The sun shined on us all day...

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TLC Cara Care Sept’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Cara Care are delighted to announce Jeeja George – Staff Nurse as our September 2019 Employee of the Month.  Jeeja started working in Cara Care in 2016 as a Staff Nurse, she loves gardening and cooking and spending time with her two children one boy and one girl....

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Northwood Park

We love that we are so close to Northwood park and that the walk around is wheelchair accessible! We enjoyed the walk in the sunshine and the fresh air. In Northwood Park we visited the Santry community gardens. We admired all the beautiful flowers they have growing...

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Botanic Gardens

We had a lovely afternoon at the Botanic Gardens. The sun shined on us as we walked around admiring the flowers. We were amazed at all the vibrant colours of the beautiful flowers. We stopped at their café for some tea and cakes before we headed back!

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TLC Cara Care August 2019 Employee of the Month

TLC Cara Care are delighted to announce Caoife Walsh – Health Care Assistant as our August 2019 Employee of the Month.  Caoife is working with TLC Cara Care Cara as a Health Care Assistant since November 2017. Caoife is reliable, hardworking and loves her job. Caoife...

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Bingo

Bingo is one of our favourite activities here in TLC Cara Care.  We always have a big crowd on a Friday afternoon. A big thanks to our resident Tom who has been helping us call out the bingo numbers!

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TLC Team Games

On Sunday 14th July it was time for TLC Staff and their families to come together for a BBQ and some fun in the sun with the TLC Team Games.  A fantastic day was had by all with games including Whack a Mole, Crazy Golf, Obstacle Course, Foot Dart and the much loved...

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TLC Cara Care July ’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Cara Care are delighted to announce Cathy Kenny – Domestic Assistant as our July 2019 Employee of the Month.  Cathy started working here in September 2016 and is extremely reliable friendly and helpful at all times.  The residents love when Cathy is on the floor...

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Outdoor Painting

We love our garden here in TLC Cara care but thought it needed a little splash of colour. We painted some of our plant pots bright colours and are thrilled at how they’ve turned out and how they well they brighten up the garden

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Croke Park

We went to Croke Park to watch the Kilkenny v’s Wexford hurling match. We had an amazing afternoon the atmosphere was electric! We were delighted to see Wexford win.

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Fishing

We decided to take a trip to Rathbeggan lakes and take advantage of the glorious weather we’ve been having! A lovely few hours was spent fishing in the sunshine. Unfortunately only Gerard manged to catch a fish but we didn’t mind as we all had a terrific day

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Farmleigh House

We visited the beautiful and historic Farmleigh House this month.  Farmleigh holds important collections, an art gallery, a working farm, and the official Irish state house. We had guided tour of this exquisite property. We saw the library which holds many rare first...

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TLC Cara Care June’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Cara Care are delighted to announce Ewa Hodyas Staff Nurse as our June 2019 Employee of the Month. Ewa is from Poland and qualified as a registered nurse 24years ago. She has worked in surgical and neuro units in hospitals in Poland and Ireland.  Ewa joined TLC...

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Speakeasy Night

We held a “Speakeasy Night” during NHI Week. What a great evening we had, listening to our favourite songs from Vera Lynn, Bing Crosby and more. We were treated to some classic and delicious cocktails which were also a treat for the eyes. We had an amazing evening...

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Art and Pottery Exhibition

We held our Summer Art and Pottery Exhibition during NHI Week, showcasing the hard work and dedication our very talented residents have been putting in to their masterpieces! We displayed the art, pottery and jewellery and were delighted with the compliments received....

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TLC Cara Care May’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Cara Care proudly announces Receptionist Petrina O'Brien as our May 2019 Employee of the Month. Petrina who started working in TLC Cara Care in 2012 is very dedicated to the job, multitalented, energetic and an enthusiastic member of our team. She has proved to be...

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Alzheimer’s Tea Day

Here in TLC Cara Care, there’s nothing we love more than a hot cup of tea! We spoiled ourselves indulging on delish cakes and pastries alongside pots of tea to support the Alzheimer Society of Ireland on Alzheimer’s day! All washed down by a sing along at the end!...

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Live Music

We always love having Aidan sing for us! We had the best time singing along to our favourite songs. We danced until our legs were tired and to top it all off we enjoyed showing off some of amazing voices from the residents with a good karaoke sing along at the end!

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Malahide Castle

We had the most magical day at Malahide Castle! We started our adventure by going for a light walk around the grounds while the sun was beaming down on us. We worked up a thirst so we stopped at the Avoca café for a cup of coffee and a delicious fresh cake! After our...

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Santry Community Gardens

We took advantage of the good weather and decided to visit the local Santry community gardens. It was a lovely walk to the park.  When we arrived we sat on the benches and enjoyed a picnic. We admired all the flowers starting to bloom and it has given us some...

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TLC Cara Care April 2019 Employee of the Month

TLC Cara Care are delighted to announce Nicola Mc Dermot – Health Care Assistant as our April 2019 Employee of the Month. Nicola has been with the company since 2011 and is one of the TLC Cara Care employees who has been here from the very start. Nicola is always...

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Avoca

We took a trip to Avoca and walked around the garden centre admiring all the beautiful flowers, plants and garden ornaments. It was lovely to see all the vibrant colours a real treat for the eyes. We also had a look around the home furnishings then treated ourselves...

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Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday celebrations started early that morning with the Easter bunny delivering eggs to all our residents followed by Sunday mass. In the afternoon we had a party with live music from Donal. We had a great afternoon singing and dancing and were treated to...

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Garden Fun

Oh what fantastic weather we have been having.  We can’t believe we are using sun screen already! This month we took advantage of the good weather and enjoyed the sun and fresh air in the garden. We had activities outside and plenty of laughs and good humour and of...

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Easter Crafts

This month we enjoyed making Easter cards, Easter bunnies, Easter decorations and even our own Easter egg tree. We had great fun designing and creating our masterpieces and showing off our unique talents and creativeness

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Dog Therapy

We are delighted to have a new dog “Ted” coming to visit us once a week from Animal Therapy Ireland with his lovely owner Mary. We love seeing animals especially dogs! We all spoke of our family pets and how we love holding and petting Ted. Ted has been here just over...

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TLC Lip Sync Battle 2019

Congratulations to TLC CARA CARE - WINNERS of the TLC Lip Sync Battle 2019 with their rendition of Grease Lightning. TLC Carton came a close 2nd with The Sound of Music. In 3rd place we had TLC Citywest who walked 500 miles and our runners up were TLC Maynooth - Mama...

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The Mansion House

We were all so happy to hear we were going to the Mansion House to meet the Lord Mayor Nial Ring. When we arrived we were treated to tea/coffee and biscuits in the Dining room. The Lord Mayor then joined us and brought us on a tour of the Mansion House. We loved...

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St Patrick’s Day

We had a great day celebrating St Patrick's Day. We started the day watching the St Patrick's Day mass followed by the parade. In the afternoon we celebrated with traditional Irish music from Ian and Brian, everyone got into the spirit dressed in their green! We had...

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TLC Cara Care February ’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Cara Care are delighted to announce Malwina Kolubka - Waitress as our February 2019 Employee of the Month. Malwina is working with us for almost 4 years and has been living in Ireland for 10 years after moving from Poland.  Malwina is reliable, polite, helpful,...

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Valentine’s Day

We had a great Valentine’s Day and started the day exchanging the cards we had made. Then we all received a beautiful red rose. We had live music from the much loved Ken in the afternoon for our Valentines party who we were delighted to see.  A fantastic day was had...

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Jameson Distillery

We took a trip to Jameson Distillery this month.  How lucky are we that this amazing place is right on our doorstep. We were shown around the distillery by our tour guide James who told us lots of interesting facts from the Jameson family history e.g. what happened...

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Glendalough

We went to Glendalough on a day when the weather was nice and bright. We really enjoyed the drive admiring all the beautiful views and sites along the way to Wicklow. We reminisced about when we used to visit these places when we were younger with our children. We...

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Couples Fine Dining

We hosted our annual Valentines Fine Dining with 7 of our couples. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the romantic atmosphere and complimented the gorgeous food.  A big thank you to our Chef’s and catering team for such a lovely evening.

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TLC Cara Care Jan’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Cara Care are delighted to announce Jenny Adams as our January 2019 Employee of the Month.  Jenny joined us over 4 years ago as a Health Cara Assistant and then worked her way up to Senior Health Care Assistant before moving into her current role as Activities...

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Vegetable Planting

A very enjoyable morning was had getting our hands dirty potting our cabbage and broccoli into pots.  Everyone talked about their own gardens and what they grew. We have big plans for our garden in TLC Cara Care this Spring time.

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Crafts

Our Valentine’s Day crafts commenced by making cards for spouses/family and friends. We love making our own cards as it’s a great way to showcase everyone’s creative talents and unique styles. There was nearly an argument over who was getting one of the valentine...

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Farmyard in your Schoolyard

Farmyard in your Schoolyard came to visit us. They brought ducks, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs and even a lamb. We all got to hold and pet the animals and our favourite was the lamb. It was a lovely afternoon.  Let’s hope they visit again...

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National Concert Hall.

We saw two concerts this month at the National Concert Hall. Vladimir Vienesse Christmas Gala and RTE National Symphony Orchestra Christmas Lunchtime Concert. Both shows  were amazing and they had some fantastic singers.  We all had a whale of a time and hope to...

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Christmas Logs

Our very creative residents made Christmas logs to sell in aid of the Make a Wish Foundation. We really enjoyed creating our masterpieces for this amazing cause!  We displayed them in our reception and are really proud of our work.

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Christmas Around The World

This month the very talented TLC Cara Care staff put on a fantastic performance of Christmas songs which they sang in their own language to the residents. We had staff from Poland, India, Romania, Barcelona, Nepal, Australia, Brazil, Portugal, Zimbabwe and of course...

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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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