NEWS FROM CARA CARE

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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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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