Aged Care Adventures » A Monday drive to Middle Brighton Pier
March 10, 2020
Written by Rachel Bailey
Melbourne’s nice weather can be fleeting, as Melbourne often experiences four seasons in one day. That’s why it’s always important to take full advantage of the warm sun and blue skies, before things take a turn.
One a Monday morning in February, the weather was perfect, and the lifestyle team at Arcare Cheltenham jumped at the chance to take a group of clients on a bus outing.
Wanting to soak up the sunshine, the group decided to travel to Middle Brighton Pier.
Once they arrived, clients enjoyed their morning tea break on the pier. Clients sipped on their hot teas and coffees, while admiring the wonderful view of the beach and pier. Clients watched on the waves crashed, community members and children walked by and went fishing off the pier.
After a quick break, clients were keen to walk up and down the Pier to have a look around and take in the smell of fresh of sea water.
A lifestyle team then asked if anyone wanted to walk along the sand. Client, Indra enthusiastically agreed, saying “When I lived back at my family home, I used to go the beach everyday, to swim and walk along the sand. I miss being able to do that everyday.”
Indra walked along the sand with a huge grin on face; frequently stopping to take in the sights.
When the group arrived back at the residence, several clients thanked the team for taking them on the outing.
“What a wonderful day. I wish we could go there again tomorrow.” Client, Hubert said.
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.