Aged Care Resident Profiles » Marie’s 104th birthday
February 25, 2020
Written by Rachel Bailey
On Saturday 15th February, Arcare Carnegie client, Marie Parkin celebrated her 104th birthday.
The centenarian enjoyed the special day being surrounded by the Arcare Carnegie community and team.
At lunchtime, the Carnegie care team surprised Marie with balloons, presents and a delicious chocolate birthday cake. Marie was so delighted by the kindness and thoughtfulness shown by the team, and even referred to them, as her “second family”.
Later in the day, Marie’s friends and extended family arrived to take the birthday girl out for a special dinner; vowing to keep the celebrations going all night long.
Last year, Marie had the privileged of being a part of her grandson, David’s wedding, as a flower girl. Marie considers the most important thing in life to be her family, and she always likes to look on the bright side of life.
The Arcare Carnegie community would like to wish Marie a very Happy Birthday and many 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.