Aged Care Resident Profiles » Cornelia’s 100th birthday
May 12, 2020
Written by Rachel Bailey
On Thursday 30th April, Arcare Portarlington client, Cornelia celebrated her milestone 100th birthday surrounded by the Arcare Portarlington team and community.
Although this year’s birthday celebrations were a little different due to COVID-19, the Portarlington lifestyle team tried to go above and beyond to make the day feel special for Cornelia, decorating the dining room in pink and purple; her favourite colours.
The team presented Cornelia with a delicious cake, presents, balloons and a handwritten card.
Although Cornelia’s family were unable to be physically by her side to celebrate the milestone occasion, eight of her family members were able to catch-up with Cornelia and wish her Happy Birthday via a group Zoom video call.
The Arcare Portarlington community would like to wish Cornelia a very Happy Birthday and Happy Returns!
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.