New Hospitals & Nursing Homes added to ImaginationGYM Certified Centres Sept 2018

Item added September 28th, 2018

Grantstown Priory – Wexford, St Joseph’s Mount Sackville, St Canice’s Hospital & St Patrick’s Hospital – Cashel, have all attained Certified Centre status recently having trained staff who successfully completed written and practical examination in the ImaginationGYM Method for Alzheimer’s and Dementia. A complete list is available by following the link HERE


Certified Cente of excellence

Certified Centre of excellence


2018 Adult Care Course Schedule

Item added March 12th, 2018

Please click on the link below to get a list of Adult Care courses for 2018. The list is for

Level 1 Basic Course

Update Course

Practitioners course.


Click here for Training Course Schedule 2018

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

Item added June 17th, 2017

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

Item added May 16th, 2017


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.