5 Mile Walk – Burren, Co.Clare

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The Special Olympics World Games were hosted in Ireland 10 years ago. To mark the occasion Bluebird Care has launched a nationwide fundraising campaign which will see them challenge their Directors, Managers and staff to do ‘Summit for the Weekend’ all in aid of Special Olympics Ireland.

“18 offices. 18 challenges. One Target. Because no challenge is insurmountable when it comes to the Special Olympics Ireland athletes,” says Eddie O’Toole, Operations Director with Bluebird Care.

Bluebird Care Clare has decided to take on the challenge by organising a five-mile walk through the famous Burren. It takes place on Sunday the 18th of August at 12.00p.m. The team along with members of the public will take in the scenic route from Ballyvaughan seafront to Aillwee Caves, where they will stop for refreshments.

Bluebird Care Clare is inviting members of the public to take part in this event. You can meet the Bluebird Care team at the Ballyvaughan sea front at 11.30am or contact Kay Leahy on 065-6868222 or email clare@bluebirdcare.ie

Bluebird Care supporting Special Olympics Ireland

Barrow Trail Whitewater Challenge

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Bluebird Care Carlow & Kilkenny 

The Special Olympics World Games were hosted in Ireland 10 years ago. To mark the occasion Bluebird Care has launched a nationwide fundraising campaign which will see them challenge their Directors, Managers and staff to do ‘Summit for the Weekend’ all in aid of Special Olympics Ireland.

“18 offices. 18 challenges. One Target. Because no challenge is insurmountable when it comes to the Special Olympics Ireland athletes,” says Eddie O’Toole, Operations Director with Bluebird Care.

Bluebird Care Carlow/Kilkenny has decided to take on the challenge by hosting the ‘Barrow trail Whitewater Challenge on Sunday 1st of September from 9.30am until 1pm.

Since the dawn of Barge transportation on the Barrow River in 1790, this ancient highway of trade and communication was changed forever. For this event the Bluebird Care team will follow the trail of the oldest boat people in Ireland. In order to get to their prize in old monastic Graignamanagh – just like the Vikings before us – they will have to shoot the weirs and ride the rapids on a thrilling trail using traditional Canadian canoes. While this challenge is suitable for all the family, a keen sense of adventure will be required

Anybody in Carlow or Kilkenny is welcome to take part in this event. You can meet the Bluebird Care team at the River Barrow in Borris Co Carlow.

For more information contact Brian Egan on 056-7806055 or email ckw@bluebirdcare.ie

Bluebird Care supporting Special Olympics Ireland

26 Important Qualities to be a Healthcare Assistant Infographic Sources

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Caring.com 10 Best Caregiver Traits in Senior Living https://www.caring.com/articles/best-caregiver-traits-senior-living

Hubpages 10 Personal Qualities Required of an Aged Care Worker
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The Guardian Newspaper Are you a Natural Care Worker
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Top CNA Classes 10 Essential Traits for Being a CNA
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Vista College Professional Development 15 Must Have Traits of Future Nursing Assistants
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Registered Nurse RN The Qualities of Being a Good Certified Nursing Assistant
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Bluebird Care Supports Feakle Health Conference

 

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This August Bluebird Care will attend the Feakle Health Conference 2013 in Co. Clare. It is a unique health conference entitled “The Therapeutic Effects of Irish Set Dancing in the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease” Professor Daniele Volpe, from Venice Italy will present his research on the topic.

 

It was discovered by the Italian Professor, that dancing an Irish polka, jig or reel could hugely improve mobility, gait, balance and quality of life.

 

Bluebird Care Clare Director Kay Leahy says, “The discovery of the therapeutic effects of set Irish Dancing in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease is a wonderful breakthrough and we at Bluebird Care Clare want to know as much as possible about the treatment and the benefits.”

 

The event is taking place on Tuesday the 6th August 2013 in Feakle, County Clare. It is a Gatheringh 2013 event and part of the annual Feakle

The full conference programme is on www.feaklefestival.ie/conference