List by County of Nursing, Hospitals Homes and Centers in Ireland using ImaginationGYM

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Nursing Homes running ImaginationGYM Dementia activities workshops

Care Homes and Organisations that have trained staff in the Alzheimer’s & Dementia ImaginationGYM Activities Programme:


Signature Care Killerig Kilminchy Lodge Nursing Home
Beechwood Nursing Home NMPDU
Glendale Nursing Home
CAVAN Arus Breffini Nursing Unit
Breffni Care Centre
Esker Lodge Nursing Home LIMERICK
St Gobnaits Nursing Home
CLARE Milford Nursing Home
Regina House St Anthony’s Nursing Home
Riverdale Nursing Home St Camillus Hospital
Abbeylands Nursing Home Ave Marie Nursing Home
Ballincollig Community Nursing Unit Centre of Nurse & Midwifery Education
Bandon Community Hospital McBride Community Nursing Home
Castletownbere Community Hospital Moyridge Nursing Home
Cobh Community Hospital Sacred Heart Hospital Castlebar
Kinsale Community Hospital St Attractas
St Anthony’s Community Hospital St Brendan’s Nursing Unit
Youghal Community Hospital Belmullet Community Hospital
Araglen House Nursing Home Hollymount Nursing Home
Ballincurrig Care Centre Newbrook Nursing
Bridhaven Nursing Home Pilgrim’s Rest
Brookfield Care Centre St Augustine’s CNU
Clonakilty Community Hospital St Fionnan’s CNU
Cois Abhainn Residential Unit
Macroom Community Hospital MEATH
Midleton Community Hospital Beaufort House Community Health Unit
Rochestown Nursing Home HC Developments
Rosenalee Nursing Home Hillview Private Nursing & Retirement Res
St. Finbarrs Hospital Millbury Nursing Home
St Stephen’s Hospital Silvergrove Nursing Home
North Cork Mental Health Services St Josephs Hospital HSE
St. Luke’s Home Dunboyne Nursing Home
Kinsale and District Day Care Centre Kilmainhamwood Nursing Home
Beechtree Nursing Home Sacred Heart Nursing Home
Belmont Nursing Home
Skillnet OFFALY
Talbot Lodge Nursing Home Borris Lodge
Aclare House Nursing Home Clover Lodge Nursing Home
Brymore House Nursing Home
St Clare’s Nursing Home Sacred Heart Hospital
St John of God (St Joseph’s Shankill) St Eithna’s Nursing Home
Simpson’s Hospital Fearna Manor Nursing Home
St. Doolagh’s Park Care and Rehabilitatio
Laura Lynn Hospice SLIGO
Maryfield Nursing Home Ard Ná Gréine Nursing Home
Mount Hybla Private Bailey’s Nursing Home
Mowlam Healthcare Sligo St John’s Community Hospital
St. Joseph’s Nursing Home Sligo/Leitrim Mental Health Service
Ailsbury Nursing Home
St. Marys Centre TIPPERARY
The Barbazon Trust Dean Maxwell Community Nursing Unit
Cowper Care Group Nenagh Manor
The Croft Nursing Homes St Anthony’s Unit
Highfield Health Care Community Hospital of the Assumption (Thurles)
Raheny Community Nursing Unit Melview House Nursing Home
Ardeen Nursing Home
GALWAY Community Hospital of the Assumption
Holy Family Nursing Home St Conlon’s Community Nursing Unit
Aras Cois Fharraige St Patrick’s Hospital
Aras Mhic Dara Villa Maria Nursing Home
Aras Mhuire Willowbrook Lodge Nursing Home
Cairde Aras Chois Fharraige
Lough Corrib Nursing Home WATERFORD
Moycullen Nursing Home Rockshire Care Centre
Aras Ronain CNU St Patricks Hospital
Bushfield Care Centre Care Choice Nursing Home
Castleturvin Nursing Home Killure Nursing Home
Coral Haven Waterford Nursing Home
Garbally View Nurisng Home
St Brendan’s CNU WEXFORD
Blake Manor Nursing Home New Ross Community Hospital
Centre for Nurses & Mid Wifrey Education St Johns Community Hospital
Corrandula Nursing Home St. John’s Enniscorthy Community Co.Ltd
Merlin Park Community Nursing Unit The Moyne Nursing Home
Rushmore Nursing Home Friends of St John’s Hospital
Knockeen Nursing Home
KERRY Millhouse Care Centre
Ashborough Lodge Nursing Home New Houghton Hospital
Fatima Home Rosbercon Community Employment S
Hazel Hall Nursing Home Dementia Ireland Training
St Vincents Hospital Athy Greystones Nursing Home
TLC St Colmans Residental Care Centre
Larchfield Park Nursing Home
Moyglare Nursing Home WESTMEATH
Newbrook Nursing Homes Group
KILKENNY Mont Vista Nursing Home
St Columba’s Hospital
Strathmore Lodge Nurding Home
Mooncoin Residential Care Centre
Brookhaven Nursing Home
Carlow Kilkenny Mental Health Services
Drakelands House Nursing Home
K.I.T.E. Services

THURLES Staff Training Course

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Providing effective Activity Therapy for Alzheimer’s & Dementia clients in an enjoyable & cost effective programme

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Activity Therapy Staff Training-Alzheimers/Dementia Thurles Wed 7th June 2017


The Anner Hotel, Dublin Road, Thurles Co. Tipperary


This is a staff training course for professionals in residential home elder care. The course teaches staff how to provide activity therapy for patients with Alzheimer’s and Dementia based on the successful ImaginationGYM methodology. Providing activity therapy can be quite a difficult task for many staff and the course will not only teach staff how to deliver effective activity therapy but will also provide evidence and case studies on our research in this area.

The course is also suitable for Nurses, Activity Therapists/Coordinators and other carers working with the elderly in residential care

Please Ring Rosaleen on 01 6753522 for immediate information or click on this link :  Thurles Training Course

This is a very cost effective way of delivering an activity program in your Nursing Home on a regular basis. After initial training and set up costs, annualised costs per capita for each workshop can be measured in cents. We recommend the programme is run at least once a week for clients as it has a progressively beneficial impact. Key outcomes included:

Reduction of stress

Increased engagement

Improved communication

Helpful behaviour management                                                  

A very enjoyable experience for both clients & staff                                            

Stimulation of all senses

Group work

Cumulative positive affects over time.
The programme is successful because the workshops are run to a fixed methodology. The initial training is necessary to impart this methodology to staff. Training is held on 2 separate days approximately 9 weeks apart. The second training day is Wednesday 23rd August 2017. Ongoing telephone support is also available as part of the initial training commitment.
Please click here for more detailed INFORMATION or BOOK NOW  or call 01 6753522 and we will be delighted to answer your queries


Summary Details:

Cost per participant €230

Required resources per home/group €107

Total fee: €337 incl resources

Dates: Wednesday 7th June  and Wednesday 23rd August 2017

Time: 10am to 4.30pm

Certification is provided on completion of both days of training

Click for Venue information:

The Anner Hotel

Parking available at venue

Bookings must be made in full by PayPal (incl Master Card & Visa) on our website, bank transfer or cheque by Friday 26th May  2017 to secure a place OR  Phone Bookings 01 6753522

Cheques payable to ‘ImaginationGYM’, The Elms, Richmond Avenue South, Dartry, Dublin 6

Bank Account transfer details: ImaginationGYM IBAN IE33 AIBK 9310 2000 888182 (AIB, 219 Crumlin Rd, Dublin 12) BIC AIBKIE2D

Please book early as spaces are limited due to the workshop style of training.

 NMBI Aproved for CPD

Private Courses

We also run many courses for organisations and groups who which to have their own in–house training just for their own staff. Numbers need to be 8 to 12 personnel.





Activity Therapy Staff Training-Alzheimers/Dementia Cork Fri 16th June 2017

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This is a staff training course for Registered Nurses/Activity Coordinators working in continuing/residential care & day care settings. The course teaches staff how to provide activity therapy for patients with Alzheimer’s and Dementia based on the proven ImaginationGYM methodology. Providing activity therapy can be quite a difficult task for many staff and the course will not only teach staff how to deliver effective activity therapy but will also provide evidence and case studies on our research in this area.
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This 2-day course is spread over 9 weeks with the completion day on Thursday 24th August 2017. On-going email, phone and social media support is provided during the 8 week period. At the end of the course, staff will be competent in delivering one-hour activity workshops for groups of Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients on a weekly basis.

A certificate of training is provided for all participants on completion of the course. Refunds: A full refund is available up to 14 days before the commencement of the course. After that,the full fee will be allocated to your account for future purchase of training or products from the website, provided cancellation is received 24 hours before commencement of the course.

List of ImaginationGYM Certified Practitioners & Centers in Ireland

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Aras Attracta
Co Mayo

More information at HSE Website

Practitioner: Patricia Borza

Practitioner: Teresa Gannon

Aras Deirbhle

More information on Irish Nursing Homes Website

Practitioner: Kay Goonan

Ardeen Nursing Home
Abbey Road
Co. Tipperary

More information on Irish Nursing Homes Website

Practitioner: Maureen Ely

Ballincollig Community Nursing Unit
Murphy Barracks Road
Co Cork

Practitioner: Carmel Desmond

Practitioner: Eileen Lynch

Practitioner: Lisa Roset

Practitioner: Mary Rose Blancaflor

Practitioner: Pauline Wynne

Ballinderry Nursing Home
Co. Galway

Practitioner:  Nora Ryan

Breffni Care Centre
Co. Cavan

More information on Irish Nursing Homes Website

Practitioner: Sheila Holahan

Beaufort House
Co Meath

More information at Beaufort House Navan – Irish Nursing Homes

Practitioner: Fiona Maye

Brymore Nursing Home
Thormanby Road

More information at Brymore House Nursing Home – Nursing Homes

Practitioner: Mary O’Donovan

Practitioner: Caroline Dowling

Castlecomer Community Hospital
Co. Kilkenny

More information at Castlecomer District Hospital – Nursing Homes Ireland

Practitioner: Helena Brennan

Cuan Chaitriona Nursing Home
Co Mayo

More information on Cuan Chaitriona Website

Practitioner: Shannon Bowes

Dean Maxwell CNU

More information at Dean Maxwell Community Nursing Unit – Irish Nursing Homes

Practitioner: Fidelma Carroll

Practitioner: Josephine Cahill

Drumbear Lodge
Cootehill Road

More information on Drumbear Lodge Website

Practitioner: Teresa Reilly


Dunmanway Community Hospital

Skibbereen Community Hospital

Schull Community Hospital

Practitioner: Denise Lynch

Practitioner: Tonette Downing

Greystones Nursing Home
Church Road
Co Wicklow

More information at

More information at Greystones Nursing Home

Practitioner: Eve Byrne

HSE Kinsale Community Hospital

More information at Irish Nursing Homes

Practitioner: Natalie Allen

Knigtsbridge Nursing Home
Longwood Road

Practitioner: Jackie Kay

Midleton Community Hospital

 More information at Irish Nursing Homes

Practitioner: Rosemarie O’Keeffe

Practitioner: Teresa Cashman

Millbury Nursing Home
Commons Road
Co Meath

Practitioner: Ann Marie Woods

Newbrook Lodge Nursing Home
Ballymahon Road
Co Westmeath

Practitioner: Leanne Creevy

Practitioner: Sylvia Farrell

Practitioner: Elaine MacNamee

Our Lady of Fatima Nursing Home
Co Kerry

More information at Irish Nursing Homes

Practitioner: Theresa Grimes

Our Lady’s Manor Nursing Home
Dublin Road
Co Longford

Practitioner: Margaret May McGuire


Practitioner: Geraldine Malthouse

Rehab Care  (Adults with Intellectual Difficulties only)
Dun Laoighre
Co Dublin

Practitioner: Eithne Doyle

Rochestown Nursing Home
Monastery Road
Co Cork

 More information at Irish Nursing Homes

Practitioner: Brenda O’Brien

St Attractas Nursing Home
Co Mayo

More Information on St Attractas Website

Practitioner: Emmanuel Kenny

St Augustines CNU
Cathedral Road

More information at Irish Nursing Homes

Practitioner: Carmel Gibbons

Practitioner: Avril Shannon

St Brendan’s CNU
Co Mayo

Practitioner: Imelda Kilbane

St Josephs Care of the Elderly CNU
Co Meath


Practitioner: Julie McGann

St Joseph’s Centre Crinken
Lane Shankill

Practitioner: Catherine Mullen

St Stephens Hospital
Co Cork

More information at Irish Nursing Homes

Practitioner: Nisha Maria Woods

St Columba’s Hospital
Co KIlkenny

More information at St. Columba’s Hospital – Irish Nursing Homes

Practitioner: Nicky Dunne

Practitioner: Deirdre Keogh

Practitioner: Mary Hickey

Practitioner: Fiona Whelan