NEWS FROM TLC CARTON

Advent Calendars

TLC Carton residents have started to prepare for the festive season by creating their own Advent Calendars. Each of the calendars were creatively decorated with lovely messages for each day of the month. Well done everyone. Great job.

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Explorium

Residents of TLC Carton had an amazing interactive experience at the Explorium in Sandyford. Among some of the hand’s on experiences included virtual reality with visual head gear in a world where we explored the birth of the universe. We played with magnetic fields...

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Halloween

What a fantastic party for TLC Carton’s first Halloween. Residents had the home well decorated and prepared some arts and crafts for the day. Everyone had a supper afternoon party with live music and great fun with family enjoying the music, food, drinks and games for...

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TLC Carton Nov’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Carton are delighted to announce Lou Clarke – Head Receptionist as our November 2019 Employee of the Month. Lou joined us in April of this year and was recently promoted to Head Receptionist.  Lou has been instrumental in setting up systems in the busy reception...

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Life Style

Life Style sessions are a diverse experience of activity for individuals that can be enjoyed while interacting within groups. Each resident is given tasks that are interesting to them &within their ability. Everything from sorting items of clothing to polishing silver...

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TLC Carton Oct’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Carton are delighted to announce Jonathan Clark – Senior Health Care Assistant as our October 2019 Employee of the Month. Johnathan transferred from TLC Cara Care where he had worked for 3 years as a carer. Johnathan was successful in securing a senior healthcare...

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Knock

TLC Carton and TLC Citywest combined for our annual pilgrimage to Knock, Co. Mayo. We had a lovely trip, with breaks getting gorgeous food and drinks. At the time we arrived we did some shopping and we participated in a blessed mass, which included the anointing of...

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Pink Day Bake Sale

The fundraiser for Breast Cancer Ireland was a great success bringing in €315.00. Families, Residents and Staff banded together to help raise the funds with a bake sale and pin sale on the day. Needless to say we had a wonderful time eating marvellous baked goods but...

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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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Fundraising for St Frances Hospice

Thursday the 19th of September was a special day at TLC Carton as residents, their families and staff gathered for a great cause raising money for the Hospice. There was live music and a raffle to create the fun. We offered out beautiful tea cakes and refreshments for...

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Shopping

Residents were generous in helping Mary O Conner shop for baby clothes for her Niece and Nephew at the Omni Shopping Centre. A group of residents showed their friendship and comradery by sifting through racks of clothing and were happy to be of assistance. TLC Carton...

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Howth

It was an all male trip to the famous Leo Burdocks fish and chips in Howth. The whole group really made the most of a tasty meal and demolished every bit that was ordered. Maybe the beautiful sunshine helped their appetites on the late summer, early fall outing....

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TLC Carton Sept’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Carton are delighted to announce Brian Pottinger – Maintenance as our September 2019 Employee of the Month. Brain started in TLC in August 2018 and has been a really integral part of the team. There is never a job too big or too small for Brian and he is always...

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Botanic Gardens

The ladies from TLC Carton had a fragrant afternoon at the Botanic Gardens. We residents had a taste of the tropics in the palm house.  We also observed an impressive range of exotic garden displays. All of us felt the tropical atmosphere in the glass house like a...

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Richmond Barracks

The melodies and memories show at Richmond Barracks was a hit with our residents on the final day of July this year. Based on the 1916 rising, the songs and stories tell of an emotional time that Irish men and women endured. Every song from “Fields of Athenry” to...

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Music Therapy

Music Therapy is based on the understating that everyone can respond, enjoy and communicate through music.  TLC Carton are starting to introduce this method to some of our residents by listening to the most memorable tunes from the days of their lives in a different...

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TLC Carton August 2019 Employee of the Month

TLC Carton are delighted to announce Rachael Chinedum- Physiotherapist as our August 2019 Employee of the Month.   Rachael joined the team recently transferring from TLC Maynooth and is a very worthy candidate to receive employee of the month.  Rachel has lifted the...

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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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Resident Family BBQ

Good food. Good music. Good weather. Good company. What else can you ask for? With the 355 family members who joined the celebration, the Resident Family BBQ is nothing but a huge success. Kudos to the staff of TLC Carton who put all efforts to make this possible. Til...

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TLC Carton July’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Carton are delighted to announce Edel Cassidy – Catering Assistant as our July 2019 Employee of the Month. Edel who has been employed with us since the early opening has such a positive work ethic which includes hard working, dedication and good fun. The residents...

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Shopping

It was a real girl’s day out shopping at the Pavillion’s in Swords. After a fun filled trip throughout the centre where each resident had bought something new, some much needed refreshments and food were taken in the food court.

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Garden Fun

This fun project is made using an old palette.  Residents have been working on it over the past few days.  We just added paint and flowering plants and it turned out beautifully!

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Clonfert Pet Farm

Clonfert Farm is a visitor friendly destination set out in the farm land of Maynooth. There were many animals, from woolly sheep to slithery snakes but best of all the creatures were there to be shared. So if you were brave enough like Eamon and Celine, you could wrap...

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60th Wedding Anniversary

Eugene and Kay Kettle celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday the 16th June. A morning mass was said in their honour as friends and family took part in congratulating the couple on many happy years together. May they have many more

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TLC Carton June’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Carton are delighted to announce Aleyamma Sunny Mathew (Betty) – Staff Nurse as our June 2019 Employee of the Month. Betty joined our team since the opening in December 2018 and has a huge amount of experience caring for older persons and has been very...

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St Ann’s Park

In honour of Nursing Home Ireland Week’s theme of “Art and Residential Care”, we took a trip to St Ann’s Park, Red Stables and Olives Café.  The court yard also housed an art exhibit from local artists that invited us to come in and view paintings in water colour, oil...

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Mocktail Night

Residents felt right at home on Mocktail Night as a menu of fancy cocktails were handed out and cheese platters were served to relaxing residents. It was a chance to chat with neighbours and become closer friends. So successful was the happy hour that we can’t wait to...

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Art Exhibition

TLC Carton’s Art exhibition was a grand affair. Resident’s art projects were displayed on the ground floor that included paintings, pottery and knitting projects. Teachers Jordanna and Michele hosted the afternoon against a backdrop of live music and finger foods....

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Vanessa Redgrave

“Hooray for Hollywood”… It’s not every day you get to be in the presence of one of the greatest living actresses of our time Vanessa Redgrave who has won the Oscar, Emmy, Tony, BAFTA, Olivier, Cannes, Golden Globe, and the Screen Actors Guild awards.  TLC Carton’s...

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TLC Carton May’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Carton are delighted to announce Ciara Lawlor – Domestic Assistant as our May 2019 Employee of the Month. Ciara has been with TLC Carton since November 2018 and was a huge help in assisting TLC Carton open its doors last December. Ciara works very hard in the...

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Art Exhibition

We have all been busy the last few weeks getting our pieces of art work finished for the Exhibition scheduled for June 14th in TLC Carton. Residents are currently working in 3 different mediums at present. Some are painting in Acrylic, others are working with clay...

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Exercise with Racheal

TLC Carton welcomes Racheal to our family of professionals responsible for delivering expert care on a daily basis. Racheal even joins in on activities such as musical chair exercise and adds her experience to the hour of fitness in a bid to keep our residents “Fit...

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Phoenix Park

TLC Carton Residents took a joy ride through downtown Dublin by the Liffey, destination Phoenix Park where all of the important landmarks, buildings and statues were described in detail by our driver/tour guide Andre. Andre is an historian in his own right and knows...

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National Art Museum

TLC Carton Residents took part in a walk back in time to the National Art & History Museum in Dublin. Highlighted was the 1916 rising uniforms, weapons and equipment. Silver and art pieces were also on display as we made our way to the café for refreshments and to go...

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Easter

TLC Carton residents celebrated their first Easter in style. The day began with the televised mass of Pope Francis and was followed by an Easter egg hunt with special decorative cakes and tea service. The Home was filled with the joys of spring, decorated with flowers...

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Clontarf Castle

We went to visit Clontarf castle where we had nice hot and cold drinks and choices of different cakes. The residents were pleased to go there as they remembered the times spent with friends. Having lunch there brought back memories. Everyone was thankful and happy as...

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Mothers Day

TLC Carton’s Mother’s Day celebration brought out the sweetness in residents & family members alike. All the ladies received perfume, candy and plenty of hugs and kisses. There was a bit of dancing going on to the sound of some really memorable traditional Irish tunes...

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TLC Carton April 2019 Employee of the Month

TLC Carton are delighted to announce Lynn Pickett one of our esteemed Health Care Assistant’s as our April 2019 Employee of the Month.  Lynn has achieved this award for many reasons. Lynn demonstrates a close connection to all her residents and always provides such...

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TLC Carton March 2019 Employee of the Month

TLC Carton are delighted to announce Bibin Sam Oommen as our March 2019 Employee of the Month.  Bibin was one of the first Nurses to join the team and he is a true professional at all times, demonstrating great compassion and commitment to care delivery for our...

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TLC Carton February 2019 Employee of the Month

TLC Carton are delighted to announce Jeffrey Bissett – Kitchen Assistant as our very first Employee of the Month. Jeffrey joined the team last October when TLC Carton was not quite ready to be opened. Jeffrey was a massive help, no task was too big or too small for...

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Indoor Planting

We had our first planting here in TLC carton where residents enjoyed the experience of getting their hands dirty. We planted some flowering buds, salad herbs and spice seeds. The residents are excited about replanting and caring for their plants as well as watching...

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Newbridge Silverware

The trip to Newbridge Silverware was an unexpected treat for everyone as we toured the museum full of retro pieces of clothing from bygone eras which included princess Diana's wedding gown, Katherine Hepburn's African Queen attire, the curvaceous Marilyn Monroe's...

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Slane Castle

It was a beautiful sunny day when we went to Slane Castle in county Meath. Residents took in the stunning castle grounds as well as the incredible scenery all along the way to our destination. The river ran high as did as the spirits of the group. On our journey home...

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St Patrick’s Day

TLC Carton was happy to have hosted its first St. Patricks' Day Celebration on Sunday the 17th of March, 2019. Friends and family joined in the festivities with residents and staff members in a bid to create great Irish Craic. A Musical duo performed a host of...

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Golden Years Choir

Residents and staff enjoyed an afternoon with the Golden Years Choir in TLC Carton. It was a perfect way to start celebrating St Patrick’s weekend. The Choir brought so much energy and joy, and we all felt a part of it. We are all looking forward seeing them again...

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