Aged Care Adventures » Maidstone’s first outing for 2020
March 3, 2020
Written by Rachel Bailey
In February, a group of clients from Arcare Maidstone ventured out on the community’s first bus outing for the new year.
The lifestyle team left the choice of destination up to the group of clients, who after discussing it amongst themselves, decided to enjoy the sunshine and head to Altona Beach.
On the way to the beach, client, June started up a conversation about how the local area has changed dramatically over time. This spurred on a conversation about what else has changed over their lifetimes.
Once the group arrived at the beach, they decided to get fish and chips for lunch and sit by the water.
While walking over to the picnic table, client, Margaret accidentally dropped a chip, and all of sudden the seagulls swarmed.
“Oh no!” Margaret exclaimed, “Here they all come. No one feed them anything else, and they should leave us alone.” Margaret instructed.
After Margaret had finished her lunch, she tried to chase the seagulls away, as they were still hanging around and were being very noisy.
The group laughed, as they watched Margaret try to chase the seagulls away.
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.