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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TLC Santry Jan’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Santry are delighted to announce Nurse Neethu Zacharia as our January 2019 Employee of the Month. Neethu joined TLC Santry in 2016. Neethu is originally from India and is living in Ireland the last 2 ½ years. She is married to husband Anoop and is the proud mammy...

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TLC Maynooth Jan’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Mrs Nadina Forfota as our January 2019 Employee of the month.  Nadina came to live in Ireland in 2004 and commenced working with TLC Maynooth in 2016 as part of the Domestic Assistants team. She is a very pleasant member of the...

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TLC Citywest Jan’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted to announce Renny Joseph - CNM as our January 2019 Employee of the Month.  Renny started working in TLC Citywest in June 2011 as a staff nurse and was promoted to CNM in February 2017. Renny has gone from strength to strength as a Staff...

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Golf to Go

We had the lovely people from Golf To Go visit us and they brought their portable golf course along with other fun activities like virtual horse racing, a giant connect 4, and some great quiz games. The residents, families and children all got involved (and a little...

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Wizard of OZ

“We’re off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz”… This was another great show we went to see recently.  Some of the residents spoke about how this movie was one they knew and loved when they were younger so they were excited to go and see it on the big stage....

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Beauty and the Beast

“A tale as old as time”… We went to see Beauty and the Beast in The Mill Theatre. This is a classic love story that almost everyone loves.  Well we did anyway! We were singing along to all of the songs. The cast put on a fantastic performance.  The residents had an...

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Gospel Choir

A Gospel singing group came to perform for us here this month, and it was quite the treat! Their voices were spectacular. We loved hearing newer music and the old favourites.

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Golf to Go

Recently we had the fun folks at Golf to Go come to Kinvara House to teach us to play their variety of games, like miniature golf and horse racing. We had such a fun time that we can’t wait to see them again!

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Phoenix Park

We enjoyed a bus tour around the Phoenix Park, where we saw the famous deer and landmarks like the Pope’s Cross. We ended the day with tea and a HUGE slice of chocolate cake in the Springfield Hotel in Leixlip and enjoyed the lovely atmosphere

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Pamper Morning

One cold and miserable day we decided to have a pamper morning with all the ladies.  We had eye masks, foot spa, nails painted, the whole works was done! Everyone really enjoyed getting pampered but most of all the chats and social interaction. It can be hard to...

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Teelings Whiskey Distillery

The weather was not the nicest so we decided to take a Gentleman's afternoon trip to Teelings Whiskey Distillery right in the heart of the Liberties. When we went in we were privileged to meet a member of the Teeling Family. He gave us lots of interesting background...

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Knitting

Our Knitting and Natters group has been working away the past few weeks making baby & kids hats and they have decided to donate what we have made so far to the Temple Street Hospital. We are going to keep going and our next group project is to knit our very own TLC...

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Piano Singalong

We have started to bring the piano up to the nurse’s stations in the evening so residents can relax to some music before bed.  There’s always a lovely singalong too with our old favourites.  Everybody really enjoys it and residents that are in their rooms also benefit...

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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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National Concert Hall

We enjoyed an afternoon with the New Dublin Voices an award winning choir in the National Concert Hall.  They really got us into the Christmas spirit with a variety of Christmas songs. There was something for everyone from Mariah Carey to Gospel songs.  Everyone was...

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Butlers Chocolate

What is Christmas without chocolate!!  We booked the Christmas experience back in September and it did not disappoint. We had a tour of Butlers Chocolate Factory and saw how each of the products and chocolate are made.  It was really interesting. We stopped off in the...

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Christmas Crafts

We were very busy over the last few weeks in our craft classes. With Christmas fast approaching there was lots to do.  We got down to work by making and decorating our Christmas wreaths and instead of buying Christmas jumpers we decided to create our own. We used...

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Christmas Quiz

Our Director of Nursing Linda McKenna hosted a winter wonderland quiz. It was such good fun and everyone loved getting into the Christmas spirit.  We even had a sing along. It was great fun all round.

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Christmas Tree Decorating

We love Christmas here in Citywest and there was great excitement when the trees and decorations were put up. Our residents really love to put the finishing touches to them so a big Thank You for all your help.

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Christmas Logs

Every year the residents make Christmas themed logs that can be purchased for a suggested donation of €5 in aid of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This year we sold out in one day and so we had to make more!

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Art Exhibition

To show how incredibly talented the residents are, we held an art exhibition to display their hard work throughout the year. We had some amazing paintings and pottery pieces on show. The paintings were so beautiful that some families wanted to buy them!! We had a...

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Jack & The Bean Stalk

We made our way to Maynooth College for a panto based on Jack and the Bean Stalk. We enjoyed all the wonderful talent of the young people performing in it, and also sang along to the songs we knew. We also took part in the dance at the end and the raffle but...

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10yr Anniversary Party

TLC Maynooth celebrated our 10yr Anniversary.  In keeping with tradition of all TLC parties, the event was celebrated in style with lots of party food, drink and music that had everyone dancing and toes tapping.  A special addition to the celebrations was Doris who...

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10yr Anniversary Party

Here in Citywest we celebrated our 10th Anniversary. There was music, great food, dancing and even the world premiere of TLC shark. Thanks to everyone involved in organising this fantastic event. Of course this event made us reflect on all our residents both past and...

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TLC Santry Oct’18 Employee of the Month

TLC Santry are delighted to announce Jaspalsingh Etwaree (Raj) as our October 2018 Employee of the Month.  Raj joined TLC as a Kitchen Porter in 2014 with 20 years previous experience in the catering industry.  He was soon identified as a person who would excel as a...

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Positive Ageing Week

TLC supports Positive Ageing Week every year, and this year was no different. The get together was held in Marewood which is very close to us here in Santry.  We met our friends from TLC Cara Care there for tea and cakes. The guest performer this year was Damien...

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Pink Day

We held a Pink Day fund raiser in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland. The staff wore pink for the day, we decorated our centre with pink decorations and at 3pm we held a Pink Party in reception. We had pink prosecco, pink cakes, muffins, and macaroons. Then we put our...

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Knock

We had an early start this morning for our trip to Knock. We met in the reception area and loaded the van. Everyone was in great form looking forward to the day ahead. The journey to Knock is quite long so we arranged to stop at the Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone for tea...

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TLC Maynooth Oct’18 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Pedro Fernandez as our October 2018 Employee of the Month! From the moment Pedro joined our team, he has wowed us all. Residents love him, and it is clear that he loves them back! His joy and enthusiasm is infectious, and he is...

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Cinema

Today we went to see the new Johnny English movie in the cinema, and we could not stop laughing from start to finish. We were able to relax and enjoy the film in style in our recliner seats!  We had a lovely afternoon. After the cinema we had a walk through Liffey...

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Clonfert Pet Farm

October gave us some wonderful sunny days, and we took advantage of this and visited Clonfert pet farm. We spent a good bit of time walking around and saw plenty of different animals some of which we got to feed. There is also a lovely terrace there where we enjoyed...

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RTE Lyric Quartet

This month TLC Maynooth were treated to a live concert by the RTE Lyric Quartet. The harpist, cellist, flutist and violinist put on an amazing show with songs that everyone could sing along to. The concert was followed with a wine and cheese reception and chats with...

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Damien Dempsey

This month, we went to a concert by the talented Damien Dempsey in the Marewood Community Centre in Ballymun. We enjoyed tea, cake, and sandwiches while making new friends with residents and staff from the other TLC Centres. Then we danced and sang along to the music,...

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TLC Citywest Oct’18 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted to announce Abhilash Pattathil as our October 2018 Employee of the Month. Abhilash who joined TLC in June 2016 is an excellent Nurse and valued member of the team, always going above and beyond for everyone. He has great timekeeping and...

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Positive Ageing Week

What a lovely afternoon in Ballymun celebrating Positive Ageing week with the local community. We had some delicious food and enjoyed lots of singing and dancing with the one and only Damien Dempsey. It is so nice to see all of the various communities coming together...

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Shopping

We spent a lovely afternoon wandering around Penny’s in Liffey Valley.  We were amazed at how big the store was.  Most of us were interested in buying cosy fluffy pyjamas now that the cold winter is coming. There was so many different pairs it took ages to choose the...

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Knock

This month we put on our finest clothes and packed our bags for the trip of the year to Knock in Co Mayo. It was a long drive, so we made a stop in the Hudson Bay hotel in Athlone for some sandwiches, tea and delicious scones which gave us the energy we needed for the...

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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 Santry Sept’18 Employee of the Month

TLC Santry are delighted to announce Ilona Agocs as our September 2018 Employee of the Month.  Ilona has worked for TLC Santry for the past five years. She started in the domestic department and for the last two years she has worked as an activity co-ordinator. Ilona...

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Art Therapy

We started a new Art therapy class with Ann our teacher. Art therapy is about using art materials to encourage free self-expression through painting and drawing, and is used as a remedial activity. Art therapy isn’t about being the best artist in the room. It’s about...

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Donabate

We took a trip out to Donabate this week.   Taking the scenic route we arrived at The Waterside Hotel in Donabate which is a favourite of ours. The terrace has steps that lead directly on to the beach. Enjoying the views of Lambay Island, Howth head and Irelands eye...

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Slane Castle and Distillery

We followed the footsteps of Royalty and Rockstars and took a visit to Slane Castle and Distillery which is located in the dramatic setting by the river Boyne.  The historical tour took us back to the 18th century interiors and covered the family’s colourful history,...

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TLC Citywest Sept’18 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted to announce catering and household staff member Alex Matalica as our September 2018 Employee of the Month. Alex started working with TLC City West in November of 2016 and became a Supervisor in May of this year. Alex has proven to be an...

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Glencree

We took a drive up over the Dublin Mountains one beautiful sunny afternoon.  We actually missed the turn to the mountains so went a different route than we knew – but it was to our advantage in the end! The views were spectacular and the afternoon was so relaxing.  We...

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Teelings Whiskey Distillery

The weather was not the nicest so we decided to take a trip to Teelings Whiskey Distillery right in the heart of the Liberties.  When we went in we were privileged to meet a member of the Teeling Family.  He gave us lots of interesting background information while...

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Blessington Lakes

What a Beautiful day it was for a 20K drive around the Blessington lakes. To be so close to the sound of nature was lovely and we were lucky enough to have the sun splitting the stones. We soon realised what a peaceful place it is. On our way home of course we had the...

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TLC Maynooth Sept’18 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce David Hinton as our September 2018 Employee of the Month. David started working as a Kitchen Porter on the 11th of April 2017.  Since day one David has excelled in his role, exhibiting high levels of productivity daily...

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Day trip to Knock

This month, we made our way down to the beautiful shrine of Knock. On the way we made a stop off for some tea and scones. We then went on into Knock and had our lunch to have a look around the shops before entering the church for mass. It was a beautiful ceremony and...

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Flower Arranging

Our ladies loved putting together bunches of mixed flowers. We were able to use the bouquets for our fine dining that afternoon. The ladies loved smelling the different flowers and colour matching them to make sure they looked lovely. We have some floral experts here...

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Donabate

Earlier this month we went to the seashore at Donabate for a walk near the surf. It was a beautiful and sunny day despite the wind. After going for a walk and picking up some seashells, we went into the local hotel for some tea, coffee, and sweet treats. A good time...

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Tullamore Dew Distillery

Recently we went to the Tullamore Dew Distillery and learnt all about the process of making whiskey. The tour was fascinating, and ended with a tasting of the different types of whiskey made at the distillery. Slainte! Later on we followed the tour with tea, scones,...

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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 Santry August 2018 Employee of the Month

TLC Santry are delighted to announce Waldemar Kulaga as our August 2018 Employee of the Month.  Waldek or Wally as the residents and family members like to call him has worked in TLC for 11 years as a registered nurse and is spoken very highly off by all.  Waldek is...

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TLC Maynooth August 2018 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Receptionist Sinead Copas as our August 2018 Employee of the Month. Sinead is always such a huge help to all, and no job is too big or too small. She is so friendly, and always goes that extra mile to really get to know the...

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TLC Citywest August 2018 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted to announce Nyana Paul, Staff Nurse as our August 2018 Employee of the Month.  Nyana has been working in the centre since July 2016 along with her husband Jyothish.  Nyana is an excellent Nurse, is a great team player and has really stepped...

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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 Citywest July ’18 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest is delighted to announce Ajin Prabha as our July 2018 Employee of the Month.  Ajin joined us in May 2015 as a Health Care Assistant and was promoted to Senior Health Care Assistant in June 2017. Ajin is very kind and caring towards the residents and...

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TLC Santry July’18 Employee of the Month

TLC Santry is delighted to announce Conor O'Gorman as our July 2018 Employee of the Month.  Conor joined us early this year and has stepped into our kitchen as a Kitchen Assistant par excellence.  Conor is pleasant, approachable and effective. Conor willingly became a...

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TLC Maynooth July’18 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth is delighted to announce Gerard Moran from our Maintenance Team as our July 2018 Employee of the Month. Ger’s hard work and dedication to the centre does not go unnoticed. He always pays attention to the fine details in his work and is a valued member of...

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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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TLC Maynooth June 2018 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Staff Nurse Janet Joy as our June 2018 Employee of the Month.  Janet has proven to be a valuable and devoted member of our team. We recognize and appreciate her dedicated efforts and positive approach. Janet, you are always going...

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Mondello Park

For Fathers’ day we got a very special present – a few tickets to go to Mondello to see motorbikes and sidecars racing. Amazing the speed of the motorbikes. We had a really good lad’s day and hopefully we will have the chance to repeat it again in the future

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Dunadea

What better way to spend a beautiful summer’s day, than a trip to the park to feed the ducks and go for a nice walk. We saw some beautiful sights along the way too and enjoyed the fresh air. We had a pit stop for some sunbathing before we came back because the weather...

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TLC Trishaw Bike

We have been lucky to get hold of the TLC Trishaw Bike that has a 2 person carrier to the front and we got to enjoy a cycle around the beautiful flower gardens and see the horses nearby. The residents truly loved this experience and were absolutely amazed by it all....

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Croke Park

C’Mon you boys in Blue!! Our residents enjoyed a trip to Croke Park to watch Dublin play Offaly in the all-Ireland semi -finals. We enjoyed some Guinness, wine and sunshine and it was a great day out. We have some real Dublin fans here in TLC Maynooth and they didn’t...

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TLC Citywest June 2018 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest is delighted to announce Alan Brady - Maintenance Manager, as our June 2018 Employee of the Month.   Alan started working in TLC in August 2017 and is a fantastic addition to the team.  He works extremely hard and gets everything done that he is asked to...

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Sunny Days

One sunny day during the month we decided to do our card and jewellery making outside in the garden. Whilst doing this we played some of our favourite music. Everybody was in great form and the staff decided to show the residents a few moves to more modern dance songs...

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Dun Laoghaire

One fine afternoon we took a visit to an old favourite of many – Dun Laoghaire.  On arrival we had to drive straight through as there was no parking! This turned out to be a bonus as we drove through the picturesque village of Dalkey and enjoyed the fantastic views as...

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Bray

Today was such a beautiful day that we decided to take a trip to Bray Co. Wicklow. We walked down the board walk and sat with the view of the ocean on front of us. It was so nice to sit and relax listening to the waves coming upon the shore. While we sat we enjoyed a...

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Rathfarnham Castle

We enjoyed a beautiful visit to Rathfarnham Castle this month. It dates back to the Elizabethan Period and has been beautifully restored. The ceilings are amazing works of art. We remarked on how dark it must have been when there was no electricity, as the day we...

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TLC Santry June 2018 Employee of the Month

TLC Santry is delighted to announce Damien Geoghegan as our June 2018 Employee of the Month. Damien loves sport and he spends his time off work on the Rugby Pitch. He plays for Coolmine Rugby Club and likes to keep himself active. When he is not playing Rugby Damien...

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