Aged Care Resident Profiles » Birthday wishes sent with love
April 24, 2020
Written by Rachel Bailey
On Sunday 19th April, Arcare Reservoir client, Pasqualina celebrated her 101st birthday.
Although this year’s celebrations couldn’t exactly go to plan, due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the Reservoir lifestyle team tried to go above and beyond to ensure that Pasqualina still felt special and had a wonderful 101st birthday.
The Reservoir team presented a delicious cake, presents, balloons and a handwritten card from the entire team to the centenarian on birthday.
As a surprise, Pasqualina’s family had arranged a special birthday window visit.
Pasqualina sat her suite window, as her extended family and friends sang her Happy Birthday and held up a giant birthday sign. The thoughtful gesture surely brought a smile to Pasqualina’s face and a tear to her eye.
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.