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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Dog Therapy

We were delighted to welcome therapy dog Rex to TLC Santry for his first visit. Rex really made a great impression on all of our resident’s. We could see everyone’s eyes light up as he entered the room. He was not shy at all and loved getting all of the attention. We...

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Garden Fun

We are loving the sunshine and dry weather so much we decided to have our Saturday music performance out doors in the Garden.  It was a fantastic open air performance by Brendan Shanahan who really knows how to get the crowd going. We enjoyed a sing song with some ice...

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Fishing

What a fantastic day of Fishing we had recently at Rathbeggan Lakes! We simply couldn’t miss the chance to cast a few lines and catch some fish. We set up at the lake and it was not long before the action started and our gents had some fish on their lines.  We...

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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

As you all know, we had our annual Summer BBQ here at TLC Maynooth. It was a fantastic time, with music, dancing, hotdogs and hamburgers, and lots of ice cream!  Thank you to all the family members who came and made the day so special for the residents.

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TLC Maynooth July’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Rosie Ducie – Domestic Assistant as our July 2019 Employee of the Month. Rosie is working with us for the past 8 years and is a very pleasant, approachable and hard worker. Rosie had a busy year between working full time and...

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Music in the Sunshine

We enjoyed music in the courtyard of the Main Building on one sunny day this month. Everyone put on their hats and sun- cream and had a fabulous time clapping and singing along to the music.

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Croke Park

We got to enjoy some hurling matches at Croke Park. The atmosphere was fantastic and we had a great time with a pint of Guinness and some food.

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Secret Gardens

The Secret Gardens are in full bloom here in Maynooth. We had a fantastic afternoon sitting in the sun and getting kisses from Mervin the foal.

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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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TLC Cara Care July ’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Cara Care are delighted to announce Cathy Kenny – Domestic Assistant as our July 2019 Employee of the Month.  Cathy started working here in September 2016 and is extremely reliable friendly and helpful at all times.  The residents love when Cathy is on the floor...

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Outdoor Painting

We love our garden here in TLC Cara care but thought it needed a little splash of colour. We painted some of our plant pots bright colours and are thrilled at how they’ve turned out and how they well they brighten up the garden

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Croke Park

We went to Croke Park to watch the Kilkenny v’s Wexford hurling match. We had an amazing afternoon the atmosphere was electric! We were delighted to see Wexford win.

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Fishing

We decided to take a trip to Rathbeggan lakes and take advantage of the glorious weather we’ve been having! A lovely few hours was spent fishing in the sunshine. Unfortunately only Gerard manged to catch a fish but we didn’t mind as we all had a terrific day

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Johnnie Fox’s

Our men are open for getting together and discussing times past and with that in mind we arranged a men’s afternoon doing just that. We headed off up to the Dublin Mountains and we had a drive around the old Army Barracks and the weather was perfect for it. Afterwards...

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TLC Citywest June ’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted to announce that Tenzi Onete – Health Care Assistant as our June 2019 Employee of the Month. Tenzi has worked with us since January 2017 and works as a healthcare assistant on the 1st floor. Tenzi is so kind and caring towards residents and...

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Fathers Day

As usual we had a fantastic Father’s Day here in Citywest.  The men got treated to lovely bottles of aftershave which they were delighted about.  In the afternoon we celebrated in style with music, tea, cakes and even a few hot whiskeys.  Everybody sang along and was...

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Mocktails

What better way to spend a weekend evening then listening to great music and having a few Mocktails at our speakeasy evening. The staff put on a great spread as always and the Chefs made us up some lovely cakes to enjoy. We spoke about times past & present, laughed...

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Art Exhibition

We held our annual art exhibition this month as always it was a superb evening here in the TLC Citywest. Our residents love to show off the lovely items they meticulously made by hand. We had pottery, paintings, knitting along with handmade cards. Our resident’s...

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The National Gallery of Ireland.

In keeping with the “Art” theme of Nursing Home Ireland Week we took a trip to The National Gallery of Ireland.  Such a beautiful quiet, spacious building that comfortably takes you through the history of Ireland as you view many great artist works

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TLC Santry June ’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Santry are delighted to announce Loredana Jurgea – Domestic Assistant as our June 2019 Employee of the Month. Loredana started working in TLC in 2016 and proved she is multitalented and can adapt to working in all areas, including household, laundry and...

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Art Exhibition

Lots of family and Residents came to see our Art Exhibition which displayed the pottery, knitting and crochet pieces made by the Residents. Some of the family members wanted to buy some of the pieces!  We enjoyed the music and lovely cakes that was also organised for...

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Mocktails

Our Mocktail party was a great success. The Residents enjoyed it very much. We were running out of the drinks by the end of the evening. Our bar tender was very devoted to keep our glasses full.

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Knock

Our annual trip to Knock was an absolute brilliant adventure across the country. Our destination was the wonderful Knock church for mass and a little bit of rain was not going to stops us. As we were driving from one side of Ireland to the other we made sure to take...

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Canal Walk

We enjoyed a walk along the Maynooth Canal where we saw the wildflowers that are growing there to promote pollination by bees. Once it started to rain, we followed our walk with a lovely tea and cake at the local café.

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TLC Maynooth June ’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Declan Fetherston – Maintenance as our June 2019 Employee of the Month.  Declan is always there to give a helping hand and is always dedicated to his work and ensuring it is of high quality. We would be lost without him. He is...

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Mocktails

One way we celebrated Nursing Home Ireland week was with Mocktails – shaken not stirred! A few nibbles and lovely jazz music on the radio made for a lovely atmosphere in the ‘Speakeasy.’

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BoatTrip

One of our outings this month was a boat trip down the Grand Canal from Sallins. We enjoyed crossing over the Kildare aqueduct and learning about its history from the boat’s skipper. Even though it was cold and rainy outside, the inside of the boat was warm and cosy....

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Art Exhibition

To kick off Nursing Home Ireland week, we celebrated all of our artists with a Summer Art Exhibition. We displayed our paintings, pottery and other crafts for our friends and families to see. The exhibition was followed with music and some yummy treats.

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Farmleigh House

We visited the beautiful and historic Farmleigh House this month.  Farmleigh holds important collections, an art gallery, a working farm, and the official Irish state house. We had guided tour of this exquisite property. We saw the library which holds many rare first...

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TLC Cara Care June’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Cara Care are delighted to announce Ewa Hodyas Staff Nurse as our June 2019 Employee of the Month. Ewa is from Poland and qualified as a registered nurse 24years ago. She has worked in surgical and neuro units in hospitals in Poland and Ireland.  Ewa joined TLC...

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Speakeasy Night

We held a “Speakeasy Night” during NHI Week. What a great evening we had, listening to our favourite songs from Vera Lynn, Bing Crosby and more. We were treated to some classic and delicious cocktails which were also a treat for the eyes. We had an amazing evening...

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Art and Pottery Exhibition

We held our Summer Art and Pottery Exhibition during NHI Week, showcasing the hard work and dedication our very talented residents have been putting in to their masterpieces! We displayed the art, pottery and jewellery and were delighted with the compliments received....

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60th Wedding Anniversary

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

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TLC Carton June’19 Employee of the Month

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

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St Ann’s Park

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

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Mocktail Night

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

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Art Exhibition

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

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Vanessa Redgrave

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

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TLC 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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TLC Carton May’19 Employee of the Month

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

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Art Exhibition

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

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Exercise with Racheal

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

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Phoenix Park

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

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National Art Museum

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

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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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Easter

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

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Clontarf Castle

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

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Mothers Day

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

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TLC Carton April 2019 Employee of the Month

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

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TLC Carton March 2019 Employee of the Month

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

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TLC Carton February 2019 Employee of the Month

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

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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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