Aged Care Resident Profiles » Christine’s love of colouring
May 28, 2020
Written by Rachel Bailey
I worked as a sales person for about 10 years, and never thought that I would have the passion and time for something like colouring.
I am not an artist, but I enjoy colouring someone else’s drawings.
I love doing adult colouring, I started about 5 years ago when my daughter told me about it. She was travelling overseas, when she saw people colouring on her long flight to pass the time. She bought the books and colouring pencils for me, since then I’ve never stopped.
It helps me to relax and makes me feel that I am doing something interesting and keeping myself busy.
It gives me a purpose. I am like a big kid. When I am doing colouring, I feel I am in a different world. It take away all my worries.
I am busy with my colouring, which helps me to not think of any worries.
I do colouring for the team and other clients here at Arcare Craigieburn, when they have something special happening in their lives, such as a wedding and birthdays. I can’t buy flowers, so I colour the flowers in colouring books and present it to the appropriate team member or client.
I do help the lifestyle team to colour for different occasions such as Easter, Anzac day, St. Patrick’s Day and so on.
I will say to the other people that they should try and feel the difference. It will relax your mind, will boost your mood and reduce your stress and anxiety.
Written by Arcare Craigieburn client, Christine.
Rachel Bailey is the Community Marketing Officer for Victoria. Rachel has been with Arcare since February 2018, when she started in the role of Relationship Coordinator. Rachel has previously worked in a wide range of roles that equipped her for her responsibilities as Arcare's Community Marketing Officer for Victoria. Rachel has previously held marketing roles and administration roles in a range of industries, earning a range of valuable communications skills that she brings to her role today. Rachel attended Lyndhurst Secondary College in Cranbourne, Victoria, graduating with her Victorian Certificate of Education in 2014. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Communication and Media Studies & Public Relations in 2017. Rachel is passionate about her work and believes that strong communication strategies are the key to creating a closer connection between residents in aged care communities and the wider community. Rachel is a firm believer in regular communications to help friends and family keep updated on the lives of their loved ones who are enjoying life in Arcare residences.