TLC Citywest May’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted announce Primrose Guerra - Nurse as our May 2019 Employee of The Month. Primrose has worked in Citywest as a staff nurse since December 2017 and has recently been promoted to CNM and will be taking on this role shortly. The residents and...

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TLC Cara Care May’19 Employee of the Month

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

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TLC Santry May’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Santry are delighted to announce Silvia Lungu – Health Care Assistant as our May 2019 Employee of the Month.  Silvia hails from Romania where she studied and worked as a nurse.  She is the most reliable, pleasant and obliging person who spares no effort in...

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TLC Maynooth May’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Hannah Anderson – Activities Co-ordinator as our May 2019 Employee of The Month.  Hannah is originally from Michigan in the USA.  She came to Ireland 2 years ago and last year completed her masters in Maynooth University in...

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Powerscourt

We are taking full advantage of the beautiful Irish weather at the moment, and so we decided to take a trip to Powerscourt – probably one of our most famous tourist attractions. It was so relaxing there. We walked around the beautiful gardens and sat looking at the...

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Music with Eddie

We had music with Eddie this month and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon.  Not only does he sing a huge range of songs and have us up dancing, but he makes us laugh with his jokes and slagging off the staff!! Everybody came up for the tea still humming songs...

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Newlands Garden Centre

One lovely afternoon we took a trip to our local garden centre.  Not only is it a garden centre, but also a pet store. It also has the all-important coffee shop for our tea and cakes too! So there is always something new to see.  Their floral displays are amazing and...

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Alzheimer’s Tea Day

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

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Live Music

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

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Malahide Castle

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

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Alzheimer’s Tea day

This May we were lucky to host an Alzheimer’s Tea Day which saw friends and family gathered to support a worthy cause. Our Chefs and kitchen porters did wonderful work on the cakes they provided for the bake sale.  All of the profits generated were donated to...

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Table Top Gardening

Many of our residents have years of gardening experience and we like to encourage these skills. Thanks to the inclusion of table top gardening during the spring and summer months we have been able to develop a wonderful herb garden of Basil, Sage and Rosemary....

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Pottery

Here at TLC Santry we love creating art in the Pottery classes. Our residents enjoy the hands on approach of the hobby and the feel of the clay being moulded into the works of art. The atmosphere is always friendly among the class, with lots of laughter during the...

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Botanic Gardens

With the weather getting better we had the chance to go out and enjoy the sunshine in the Botanic Gardens. There are flowers from all over the world for us to view. The indoor greenhouses are marvellous, displaying thoroughly exotic plants. Afterwards we reclined with...

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The Orchard

We enjoyed a walk around The Orchard Garden Centre in Celbridge smelling the flowers and herbs and browsing through the homeware.  We ended the trip with some tea and delicious cakes.

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Bray

We just couldn’t get enough of the glorious weather we experienced at the beginning of the month. So while the sun was shining we took a spin out to Bray to enjoy some delicious ice cream and of course some divine fish and chips!

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Springfield Hotel

The ladies decided to take a trip to the Springfield Hotel in Leixlip to sit in the lovely terrace and enjoy the sunshine while sipping on some shandy’s.  There was plenty of laughter talking about what we did during the summer months when we were children.  A great...

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Alzheimer’s Tea Party

What a wonderful afternoon we had enjoying some lovely cakes and tea in order to raise funds for a very important organisation. Thank you very much to everyone who took part and were involved in raising money on the day.

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The Avon

We always enjoy a day trip to The Avon and we waited patiently for it to open for the upcoming season and we were not disappointed. We had our usual reserved spot overlooking the lakes. The view is quiet panoramic and breath-taking. We had a relaxed afternoon enjoying...

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TLC Citywest April 2019 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted to announce Baiju George as our April 2019 Employee of the Month. Baiju has worked as a health care assistant in Citywest since October 2014.  He is an excellent care assistant and very quietly goes about his work. He is very kind to...

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Dog Therapy in Sunshine

Sun is out and so are we!  We like to do as many of our activities outside when we get the chance and Dog therapy is one for us all to enjoy outside. Dana is so loved by all our residents that she runs around making us all happy and being outside helps us to interact...

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Easter Bonnetts

This is one of our favourite Arts and Crafts pastimes that we love to do each year here in Citywest. We can go as crazy or as subtle as we wish. With that in mind we got stuck in and spent the afternoon getting our creativity on. We all made very decorative bonnets...

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Local Vocals Choir

The wonderful Local Vocals Choir returned to Citywest this month and we enjoyed a fantastic afternoon of singing.  They brought a hand held microphone with them this time and the residents sang their own party pieces.  Edel, the lady that leads the choir joked that...

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Johnstown Gardens

Now that the weather is getting warmer we took a trip to the garden centre to get some ideas of suitable plants for our own garden.  We got chatting to some of the staff there and got great tips for making our garden bloom this summer.  After picking up a few plants...

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Skerries

The residents love to take trip to Skerries. Looking out to the sea and drinking a pint of cold Guinness and enjoying fresh fish and chips and reminisce of days gone by.

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TLC Santry April 2019 Employee of the Month

TLC Santry are delighted to announce Tincy Joseph as our April 2019 Employee of the Month.   Tincy is a Registered Nurse from India is working with us since May 2018.  Tincy is appreciated by staff and management as she is very helpful, efficient and has been...

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Easter Sunday

What a big success Easter was at TLC Santry. We celebrated mass on Sunday morning and we were blessed with a beautiful weather.   The residents had a great time listening to music in the back garden whilst enjoying their ice cream, Easter cake and Easter eggs

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Farmleigh House

Farmleigh House was a perfect setting to spend a lovely sunny afternoon. Sitting outside on the patio, our residents were treated to great scenery as they relaxed with tea and cakes. A highlight of our day was watching the families of ducks swimming back and forth in...

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Easter Bonnetts

Every year we have a competition between the residents making their Easter Bonnet to wear on Easter Sunday. There was some lovey hat designs put forward by the residents.

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Community Gardens

The Community Garden is always a great success with the residents as they get to see how plants are growing week by week, and sometimes they help the gardener by giving advice based on their experience. It is an activity our residents eagerly look forward to as they...

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Fun in the Sun

This Easter weekend, the Main Building and Kinvara enjoyed live music in the sunshine in each of their courtyards. We had a brilliant time singing along and soaking up the rays with an ice cream cone!

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TLC Maynooth April 2019 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce George Jakovljevic - Staff Nurse as our April 2019 Employee of the Month. George is an integral part of the clinical team. George is an enthusiastic and motivational person and always ensures that the residents are getting the...

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Happy Easter

A very special rabbit joined the TLC Team here in Maynooth! The residents enjoyed an appearance from the Easter Bunny, who delivered chocolate eggs for everyone to enjoy. The chocolate and laughter made for a very ‘Hoppy’ Easter!   

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Donadea Forest

Spring has brought us some amazing weather, and we took full advantage one day when we went for a walk in the Donadea Forest. We enjoyed watching the ducks on the pond and breathing in the fresh air of the forest. Afterwards, we stopped at the Straffan Inn for cups of...

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Mobile Pet Farm

This month we got a lovely visit from our furry friends. We met lambs and baby rabbits that were only 8 weeks old. We learned some interesting facts about what certain foods animals can or cannot eat e.g. did you know it’s bad to give rabbits lettuce?? No, neither did...

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Maynooth College

We had a dry afternoon here in Maynooth, and decided to take a stroll through the lovely buildings that stand in Maynooth College. Our residents enjoyed taking in some nature and fresh air as we admired the green grass and blue skies. Afterwards, we went to a nice...

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Santry Community Gardens

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

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TLC Cara Care April 2019 Employee of the Month

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

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Avoca

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

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Easter Sunday

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

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Garden Fun

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

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Easter Crafts

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

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Dog Therapy

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

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TLC Lip Sync Battle 2019

Congratulations to TLC SANTRY - Runners Up in the TLC Lip Sync Battle 2019 with their rendition of Raining Men. TLC  Cara Care were the overall winners with Grease Lightning.  TLC Carton came a close 2nd with The Sound of Music. In 3rd place we had TLC Citywest who...

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Bowling

We went bowling recently and some family members came and joined our team. Things got very competitive but in the end the winner was Martin. We had a fun afternoon with great excitement had by all!

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Shopping

On Ash Wednesday lots of our lovely ladies were eager to get out on a shopping trip, so that’s what we decided to do! The ladies were in the market for some spring/summer updates to their wardrobe, and no shopping trip would be complete without a pit stop to a café...

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The Mansion House

Our trip to the Mansion house was amazing. We were treated to tea & coffee with the Lord Mayor. There was so much history and stories, our residents loved it. We participated in a tour led by the Lord Mayor. A wonderful day out with our friends from TLC Cara Care....

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TLC Lip Sync Battle 2019

Congratulations to TLC MAYNOOTH - Runners Up in the TLC Lip Sync Battle 2019 with their rendition of Mama Mia. TLC  Cara Care were the overall winners with Grease Lightning.  TLC Carton came a close 2nd with The Sound of Music. In 3rd place we had TLC Citywest who...

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Dublin City Tour

The other day we took the bus and became Dublin tourists for the day. We went to O’Connell street, Temple Bar, Dame street, Trinity, Merrion square…etc. Some were really amazed at how the city has change since last time they were there.  Of course, we could not finish...

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Walking Club

Looks like finally winter is leaving us and the sun and longer days are coming. A group of residents have decided to stretch the legs and create a walking club. We are lucky that TLC Maynooth has some beautiful fields to walk around.  Sunny evenings are the perfect...

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St Patrick’s Day

On the morning of St. Patrick’s Day, we decorated our bus and participated in the Maynooth St Patrick’s Day parade. We got in on the action, waving and singing while watching the other floats in the parade. That afternoon, each of our buildings had a party to...

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TLC Lip Sync Battle 2019

Congratulations to TLC CITYWEST who came 3rd Place in the TLC Lip Sync Battle 2019 with their rendition of 500 miles. TLC Cara Care were the overall winners with Grease Lightning.   TLC Carton came a close 2nd with The Sound of Music and our runners up were TLC...

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Dublin Mountains

As it was a lovely clear day we decided to take a journey around the Dublin Mountains. Although the sun was out it was still quite chilly so we enjoyed the warmth of the bus. The scenery is amazing, like something out of a movie and even better when the sun is...

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Novena of Grace in Gardiner Street Church

Some of our residents attended the opening of the Novena of Grace in Gardiner Street Church.  One of our residents Christina has been attending the opening mass for the past 84 years – the only exception was last year’s due to beast from the east! It also happened to...

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Bray

It was a warm sunny day so we seized the opportunity to head out to Bray in Co. Wicklow to blow off the winter cobwebs and treat ourselves while we were there. We sat on the sea front wall enjoying the view and listened to the waves coming in.  It was so peaceful...

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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 Santry February’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Santry are delighted to announce Nurse Sola Dada as our February 2019 Employee of the Month.  Sola is a great asset to our team due to her energy and good humour.  She has worked with us for over 3 years now and we feel lucky to have her.  Sola loves music and...

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Motown

We went to see MOTOWN the musical at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. It tells the story of the man who broke barriers and fought against the odds to define the sound of a generation complete with the ups and downs. Motown is a story behind the beat that changed minds,...

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Knitting Class

Each week our knitting classes are growing in numbers.  In addition to our lovely ladies, we have some gents now in attendance too. They especially enjoy the music, tea and chats and reminiscing that are all part of the class. We are happy to see new faces getting...

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Kealy’s Pub

We had a trip to Kealy’s pub recently where our gents had a few pints, and a couple of whiskeys. This is one of our favourite pubs to go to, as it is close to us, and not to mention the onion ring’s that our gents love!

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Valentines Day

Love was in the air, from early morning Cupid was busy delivering red roses to all of our ladies and gents. The centres decorations were warm and fuzzy, the place looked fantastic. In the afternoon we had music with Brendan who had us up dancing all afternoon and...

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TLC Maynooth February’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Stephen Reidy as our February 2019 Employee of the Month. Stephen is a hardworking, dedicated Health Care Assistant who goes the extra mile in all aspects of his job. Stephen is a very valued member of our team here in TLC...

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Bray

Recently we went for a trip to Bray to breathe in some fresh seaside air. Unfortunately, it began to pour almost as soon as we arrived! That’s Irish weather for you. However, we took refuge in a local pub and enjoyed delicious fish and chips and a lovely cup of tea....

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Couples Fine Dining

This year we had a really nice and romantic fine dining for Valentine’s Day. The location looked fantastic, the food incredible, but the best, by far, was the couples who went for the dinner. Everyone looked amazing!! We had time to chat with the partners, with the...

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Butlers Chocolate Factory

We decided to take a trip to the famous Butlers chocolate factory. Did you know it is the only Butlers factory in the world? No, neither did we.  We had an amazing time tasting all the different chocolates and seeing how they are made. We even got our own aprons and...

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Billy Dolls of Comfort

Billy Dolls of Comfort is an Irish charity organisation that donates dolls to lots of nursing homes to provide comfort for those in need. The dolls come with a handmade knitted outfit and a small gift. Our residents truly enjoyed this experience and it was also very...

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TLC Citywest February ’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted to announce Lisa Kelly – Domestic Assistant as our February 2019 Employee of the Month! Lisa started working with TLC City West in November 2011 and is one of our supervisors. Lisa is a valuable part of our team who is always there to help...

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Donabate

One of the outings this month was a trip to The Waterside House Hotel in Donabate.  The weather turned out not to be so nice and so we were glad to take shelter inside.  The hotel bar was undergoing renovations so we could not look out at the waves as we had hoped. ...

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Bowling

It was a cold and wet Tuesday afternoon so we decided to keep active and warm and took a trip to our local Leisureplex, down the road in Tallaght. We got a good few games of bowling in followed by some tea and cake. It was a lovely afternoon and we all had such great...

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Sweetheart Tree

Our activities team came up with the wonderful idea of putting together the first Valentines Sweetheart Tree this year.  We gathered together photographs of the residents with their significant others and stuck them onto hearts which we hung on the tree which was...

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Stan and Ollie

We headed to the cinema in Tallaght to watch the movie Stan and Ollie.  It is the story of Laurel and Hardy in their later years as they tour England in 1953 to try to reconnect with their fans and make a break again.  It was a brilliant movie.  It made us laugh so...

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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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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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