Corona Virus Update – 15th May 2020

Dear family member We continue our pathway of improvement across our centres with cases reducing in almost all centres. This is a very positive sign, but we still need to remain vigilant and be particularly cautious after Monday next when there will be greater...

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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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Shoebox Appeal

We would like to say a huge Thank you everybody that put together a shoebox for the team hope Shoebox Appeal. It really makes a huge difference to children this Christmas. Here are some of our residents putting together their boxes.

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Newbridge Silver

We had a wonderful visit to Newbridge Silver this month. We enjoyed walking around the museum part and seeing all the clothes that our idols wore. It brought back memories of seeing them on the screens when we were younger. After this we had beautiful tea and cakes in...

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Halloween

What a Spoocktacular Day had by all. Everyone made a great effort. We had treats and so much fun dancing and singing and showing off our costumes.  A special thanks to the staff and families that made it such a fantastic Halloween for everyone involved. We had music...

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Shoebox Appeal

Every year the TLC Group support Team Hope by taking part in the Christmas Shoe Box appeal. Residents, Family members and Staff are invited to take part in this initiative to fill their box with items that bring children in conflicted and poverty-stricken areas joy....

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Butlers Chocolate Factory

We took a trip to the Butlers Chocolate Factory. We started off with a tour of the factory where they showed us how the chocolate is made. We then had the chance to go and make our own chocolate pumpkins and decorate them too. There was chocolate EVERYWHERE and we...

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Pumpkin Carving

Every year the residents get involved in pumpkin carving. We run a competition between floors to see who can make the most creative pumpkin. This year we had scary pumpkins, painted pumpkins and pumpkins with flowers

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Shoebox Appeal

We went to buy the various items needed for our shoe boxes. All the ladies took this shopping very serious, putting a lot of thought into what would benefit the children most. By the end of the trip, everyone had their bags full of presents.

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Castletown House

Co Kildare hides beautiful gems. One of them is Castletown House, a fantastic Georgian style house in the country. We went to visit the house and the gardens on a cold but sunny day. Beautiful place. After the walk we enjoyed a lovely hot cup of tea with cake.

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Halloween

What a fun we had for Halloween. Music, games, scary costumes and residents and families all together participating in the activities.

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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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TLC Santry Nov’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Santry are delighted to announce Stefan Tranka – Kitchen Porter as our November 2019 Employee of the Month. Stefan started working in TLC this year and has shown a hard-working attitude and pleasant disposition. Constantly presents with a smile. Stefan is from...

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TLC Maynooth Nov’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Robin Philip - Staff Nurse as our November 2019 Employee of the Month.  Robin started in August 2017 and is based in Kinvara. Robin is always happy and joyful and will always put the resident’s needs first.  He fast became one of...

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TLC Citywest Nov’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted to announce Suzette Dube – Health Care Assistant as our November 2019 Employee of the Month.  Suzette has worked here since July 2018 and has been a brilliant addition to the team.  Suzette works very hard and is so kind to the residents....

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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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Hollywood

We had the pleasure of visiting Hollywood this month – unfortunately not Hollywood in LA but Hollywood Co. Wicklow.  It is such a picturesque part of the world and not too far from Dublin.  A few famous films have been filmed here for example Michael Collins and The...

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TLC Citywest Oct’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted to announce Shijimon Narayan – Health Care Assistant as our October 2019 Employee of the Month. Shijimon who joined us in September 2015, is such a kind and gentle person to work with.  He works on all of the floors and knows all the...

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Knovk

The trip of the year! We were off to Knock in Co Mayo for the day.  And what a day it was! From start to finish, everything went so well. As it was a long drive across country, we made a stop in the Hudson Bay hotel for a little refuelling. They supplied us with the...

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Pink Day Bake Sale

Here in Citywest we had our Pink Day Bake Sale in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. We were spoiled with all the delicious cakes and tea along with the wonderful Capella Choir. All our residents and families really enjoyed the afternoon. Thank you to all our staff,...

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Pamper Morning

Residents are enjoying the Pamper Mornings where they can relax listening to soft music and getting gentle hand massages.

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TLC Santry Oct’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Santry are delighted to announce Barbara Mooney – Senior Health Care Assistant as our October 2019 Employee of the Month. Barbara has worked with us for 14 years.  Her ability to lead a team was recognised very early as she was promoted to SHCA 13 years ago! ...

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Mad Hatters Tea Dance

The forget me not organisation held their annual Tea Party in the Crowne Plaza Santry. This year’s theme was ‘’Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea Dance’’ with the Forget Me Not Choir and the Sugar Cubes band.  We were served a lovely selection of sandwiches and cakes as part...

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Pink Day Bake Sale

Every year we hold a Pink Day event to support Breast Cancer Ireland. We had gorgeous tea party and cake sale to raise funds for this great charity. Lots of our residents and staff members wore pink on the day to show their support. We had some music and a bit of a...

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Halloween Crafts

Preparations for Halloween always brings out our creative side and we had great fun making decorations to make our centre as spooky as possible.

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TLC Maynooth Oct’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Tosin Lawal – Health Care Assistant as our October 2019 Employee of the Month.  Tosin has been a carer with us for almost two years now and it is her bubbly personality that shines for residents.   Her warm personality also makes...

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Knock

We had our annual trip to Knock in September! It was a glorious day with endless amounts of sunshine. We had our breakfast in the Hodson Bay Hotel, before heading to Knock for a delicious lunch, some shopping, and a really lovely mass in the Basilica. We then returned...

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Computer Classes

Residents who have been attending computer classes in Leixlip Library received their certificates of completion and are now experts! Thank you to Leixlip Library for the opportunity!

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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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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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Howth

We took full advantage of the beautiful Irish weather today and went on a seaside trip to Howth. What a lovely place to be on a sunny afternoon! We started off with fish and chips from the famous Leo Burdocks while sitting on the pier. It did not disappoint!  We then...

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Sallins

On a beautiful sunny afternoon where better to be than by the canal watching the boats go by. We took a trip to The Bridgewater Inn in Sallins and sat in their Beer Garden where some enjoyed a pint of Guinness and others had tea and cake.  We chatted away the...

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Kildare Open Farm

We had a really enjoyable afternoon in Kildare Open Farm.  Not only is there and open farm where you can see lots of animals up close, but there is also a farm shop where you can get lots of baked and other goods.  We saw animals such as Camels, Ostrich and Wallabies...

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Donabate

We took a trip to Donabate for some fresh air and nice walks.  We stopped off at the Waterside Hotel where the gents had Guinness and the ladies had tea and cake. We had a lovely afternoon clearing the heads.

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GAA Finals

We spent two fantastic afternoons in TLC Santry watching the All Ireland Final’s. It was full house for the much anticipated games. The day room was packed and our residents were on the edge of their seats as they cheered on the boys in blue! Afterwards we enjoyed...

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Avoca

Avoca is one of Ireland’s most exciting retail stores with ceramics, clothing, perfumes, soaps and more.  We love having a look around and after a walk in the garden there’s nothing we enjoy more than to sit in the coffee shop and have some fabulous coffee and...

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Garden Games

We celebrated the last days of summer in style this month, playing games and having a good time outdoors while the sun is still shining

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Barge Trip

This month we enjoyed a barge cruise from Sallins down the Grand Canal. It was a relaxing trip where we got to learn about the history of the Kildare Aqueduct.

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Man Shed

Here in Maynooth, we have started a “Man’s Shed” project. Some of the men have teamed up with our amazing Maintenance crew to re-do an old shed to make it into a hang-out spot.

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Computer Lessons

Some of our residents are taking computer lessons at the Leixlip library. This has given them an opportunity to brush up on their typing and mouse skills, as well as setting up an email address and learning how to use Google.

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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 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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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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TLC Maynooth Sept’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Jordi Colomer – Activities Team Leader as our September 2019 Employee of the Month.  Jordi who is from Barcelona moved to Ireland in 2008.  He started his career in TLC Santry as a Health Care Assistant before moving into the...

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TLC Citywest Sept’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted to announce Niamh Brophy - CNM as our September 2019 Employee of the Month. Niamh has worked in the centre as a CNM from June 2017. Niamh is such a special person and does so many thoughtful things for staff, residents and families and...

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TLC Santry Sept’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Santry are delighted to announce Lyndon Inchoco - Health Care Assistant as our September 2019 Employee of the Month.  Lyndon who is from the Philippines is a very popular choice for this award.  He himself, is very grateful to be recognised for his hard work and...

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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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Avoca

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon at Avoca in Wicklow.  As the sun was splitting the skies, we took full advantage of the warm weather and went for a lovely stroll around the shop and through the gardens. It’s honestly one of the most beautiful places to visit along with...

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Guinness Storehouse

We decided to take a tour around Guinness Storehouse at St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin. The storehouse covers seven floors surrounding a glass atrium shaped in the form of a pint of Guinness. On each floor we were welcomed with some great activities. We enjoyed...

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Golden Years Tea Party

We were invited to attend the annual Rathcoole Afternoon Tea Party in their community centre.  Having been there in previous years we were very excited to accept the invite and they did not disappoint.  When we arrived the hall was set up all the tables beautifully...

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TLC Citywest August 2019 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted to announce Narvesh Ramphal – Kitchen Assistant as our August 2019 Employee of the Month. Narvesh has been working with us since January of this year and during this time has proven he is a team player and always there to help. Narvesh is...

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Bray

Recently we went on a trip to Bray to get some fresh seaside air. The weather was not great, but luckily Bray has other things to do when it’s rainy. We ducked into the local casino to play one of the slot machines, and then finished off the day with fish and chips.

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Maynooth University College

On a beautiful and sunny day this month, we went for a walk around the historic Maynooth University campus where we got to enjoy the gardens and architecture.

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Clonfert Pet Farm

We were blessed with excellent weather this month, which meant a trip to the Clonfert Pet Farm! We got to see horses, sheep, and donkeys. After we had a fizzy drink and a few chips to celebrate such a great day. 

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Gardening

August was a good month for gardening. We had plenty of sunny days and we took advantage of it and we decorated some parts of the centre with lovely flowers.  We also had a lot of chats about flowers and everyone explained what their garden looked like in the past.

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TLC Maynooth August 2019 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Karen Grogan – Clinical Nurse Manager as our August 2019 Employee of the Month. Karen joined our team in October 2011 as a Health Care Assistant and has since trained as a Registered Nurse and has worked her way up to her current...

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Knitting

As we can see the weather starting to change and Autumn creep in, we are two steps ahead thinking of our winter woollies. We have started to make some blankets for the cold nights ahead, and have also taken some orders for christening rugs. We will be very busy in the...

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Men’s Club

In August we started a new Men’s Club with many activities to choose from. The gents can enjoy card games, ring toss, bowling and music. We like to finish off our club with tea and chats together. We have had a great response so far and very much enjoying the new...

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Howth

Our trip to O’Connells in Howth was a great success, as Howth is one of our favourite days out! We enjoyed fresh fish and chips, the kind you would find only in Howth, and a trad music performance. Our resident Tommy was delighted with the onion rings on the menu, he...

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TLC Santry August 2019 Employee of the Month

TLC Santry are delighted to announce Ewa Nowak – Senior Health Care Assistant as our August 2019 Employee of the Month.  Ewa, a Polish native, commenced working in TLC Santry in October 2014.  Her love of her work is very obvious and she constantly strives to reach a...

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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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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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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

We had a fantastic day here in TLC Citywest at our summer BBQ!! What a day and beautiful weather we had. The food was amazing and the drinks were flowing, along with the wonderful music by the one and only Kathy Durkin. We sang and danced the afternoon away. Thanks to...

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TLC Citywest July’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted to announce Athish Joseph - Physiotherapist as our July 2019 Employee of the Month. Athish has worked in TLC Citywest since April 2016 and is an excellent physiotherapist and has contributed so much to the team and the residents here in...

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Jewellery Making

Jewellery Making is one of our favourite activities in TLC Citywest.  We love making bits and pieces for ourselves, family and friends.  The chats and singing that goes along with it is great fun. As one of our jewellery makers said “I never thought I’d like it but it...

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Baking

Our baking Queens joined us today for some baking whilst listening to music from the 80’s and having a few cups of tea.  The Chefs in the kitchen placed our muffins in the ovens and we had them later that evening whilst hosting our new Friday night musician.

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Make-up Artist –in house

We have added a new and very exciting aspect to our voluntary programme here in Citywest. The lovely, talented Becky famously known as an amazing bridal make-up artist has just started to volunteer with us once a week, sharing some of her best kept secrets and glam up...

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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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Residents Family BBQ

What a fantastic day we had for our annual family BBQ. The food was plentiful and the drinks were flowing. The guest singer Kathy Durkin had everyone up on their feet all afternoon. The atmosphere was electric and everyone had such a good day. Thank you to residents...

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TLC Santry July ’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Santry are delighted to announce Adrienne Gaffney – Activities Co-Ordinator as our July 2019 Employee of the Month.  Adrienne joined the company almost 14yrs ago in the role of Health Care Assistant before moving into her current activities role.  Adrienne is a...

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