Wicklow Times Article, September 2021

Hi Everyone,
Sunbeam have another great article in the Wicklow Times this week! Our article is on page 5.
Thank you to all our clients in Links, for sharing your story and photos, we love to read these uplifting stories!

A day in the life of residents at SHS, Rosanna Gardens Residential service, Wicklow!

SHS Senior Manager Mary Bardin dropped by to say hello to residents and staff yesterday at the wonderful SHS Rosanna Gardens Residential service in Wicklow. 
Resident Madge had a chat with Mary. She said her favourite things about Rosanna Gardens is she gets to go out into the community (preferably Greystones) and the staff at Rosanna Gardens are so kind and nice. She loves the beautiful gardens and the private spaces she can go to at Rosanna gardens as she likes to have a cigarette and relax when she wishes. Madge asked could her photo be put into SHS Magazine as she always wanted to be in it!
Pic: Marie Muhall DCSM Rosanna Gardens, Resident Madge and Senior Manager Mary Bardin. 
Resident Fintan arrived home to Rosanna Gardens after having a massage in Arklow. He was joined by Social Care Worker Courtney O Neill who drove Fintan to and from his therapy. Fintan said he felt so relaxed after his massage and was looking forward to now having a cuppa and chilling at his home 😎
Resident Mary was enjoying working out her exercise bike while chatting to her Daycare Instructor Cara.
Fantastic person centred care, super fun and a great variety of therapeutic activities chosen by the residents and facilitated by professional, proud and dedicated staff members at Rosanna Gardens. Thank you 👏

Happy Birthday Jackie

Big congratulations to Jackie on her Birthday and her cat Seymore. She got Beautiful flowers from the Manager and staff of  Suaimhneas.

Wet Paint!

Alan and Rebecca painting Alan’s house .(Self-Directed Supports South) Arklow.

Poem: Summer Breeze

One Summer early Morn

Birds were singing a lullaby song

Tweeting together in sweet Harmony

Walking together hand in hand

River flowing down the Stream

Hoping it’s not a dream

Both of us with a great big smile

Picnic packed just hope I stay on track

Little breeze blowing softly by

Meeting people saying hi

There’s not a cloud in the sky

Having Coffee and scones as a treat

It’s a thing you can’t beat

Getting to know each other’s habits likes and woes

One way to keep it flowing

Not wanting it to end

Starting of as just good friends

Each day as it comes

Wanting it to progress nice and slow

Praying I don’t blow it

That would be my perfect summer’s day


Stephen Browne

Mary Bardin – New Senior Services Manager

New Senior Manager (SSM) Mary Bardin visited Hillview in Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow.
CSM Des O Neill, staff and clients treated Mary to their homemade cake, sandwiches and a cuppa! They dressed the outside dinning table beautifully with a flower arrangement they created from flowers in bloom in Hillview’s beautifully maintained gardens.
Certainly a happy, contented and a proud bunch of people living in a beautiful home while enjoying the scenic and tranquil environment of the hills of Wicklow that they so deserve!

20km Sponsored Walk


Hi all Thank you so much for sponsoring our 20k walk here in the Cube for Ash we raised 500 for the Animal rescue. We have continued our support by collecting essential needs for the rescue centre .I have enclosed a list of items they need if you can contribute in any we would be delighted we can collect any time.

Liverpool Plaque

Special delivery to Ciara Fagan by Siobhan Curran A beautiful handmade Liverpool Plaque made by the woodwork teacher Mick Skelton in Ballyraine Up Liverpool.

Special delivery to Ciara by Siobhan .A beautiful handmade Liverpool Plaque made by the woodwork teacher Mick in Ballyraine .Up Liverpool.

Viewpoint Statement on Social Media Story

viewpoint group

“Viewpoint was very disappointed to hear the negative story about Sunbeam in the media and want to say how much we are standing by all staff for their hard work during the virus and for their support in making sure everyone got vaccinated.  Viewpoint wants to remind people of all the positive stories during this past year – of keeping people safe, the stay-at-home stories about learning new skills like gardening and cooking, the videos made, the poems written and lots of other positive stories like our Social Distance Stickers and of course the Viewpoint song ‘We’re in this Together’.  We also want to say that our thoughts are with the families and friends of the people we lost during this difficult time.”

8-Week Fitness Challenge

fitDear Staff , Clients, Families and Friends ,

The past year has been very hard , difficult and  sad due to Covid 19.    So to help us focus on something positive and a challenge to work towards over the next 8 weeks I have set up an 8 week fitness challenge .  This not only will motivate us to start exercising but should also be fun as well.

It is also to raise funds for SHS .  So please come and Join us , we have 12 TEAMS so far .

Pick your Team of 5 .  E20 each , E100 for Team.   Give your Team a funny name as there is a Spot Prize for the Team with funniest name along with other spot prizes !!.

Please get your Team Leader to  contact Ruth Eagar to  register your Team.  Ruth.eagar@sunbeam.ie.

To pay please  go to


 Looking forward to having as many Teams as possible , the more the merrier !!!

Sharons Top Tunes

Hi People,

My name is Sharon and I live in Ashford.


During these covid times I thought I would share with you my music list. This is my top 5 tunes to “Groove n Move” to.

These songs make you feel fantastic and I am the greatest singer in the world!!!

  1. “I want to break free” by Queen (https://youtu.be/f4Mc-NYPHaQ)
  2. “The tide is high” by Blondie (https://youtu.be/ppYgrdJ0pWk)
  3. “Staying Alive” by The Bee Gees (https://youtu.be/fNFzfwLM72c)
  4. “Sailing” by Rod Stewart (https://youtu.be/FOt3oQ_k008)
  5. “Mull of Kintyre” by Paul McCartney (https://youtu.be/OrbuDWit1Co)

Put these songs into You tube to sing and dance away any blues 😉