Aged Care Narratives » Arcare Knox’s knitting group supporting the community
April 28, 2020
Written by Rachel Bailey
Arcare Knox’s knitting club have been keeping busy during the precautionary lockdown period, continuing to knit pouches, blankets and wraps for wildlife organisations, who help rehabilitate injured and displaced animals from the recent bushfires.
Earlier in the year, Arcare Knox’s knitting group created and donated over 1000 blankets, pouches and wraps to wildlife rehabilitation organisations in NSW and Gippsland.
“It has really helped [the group] to have a purpose and to feel like they are still able to contribute to the community during these difficult times,” Lifestyle coordinator, Leanne.
Club members, Carmen and Gwen have recently been leading the charge, meeting daily to knit together.
“Even though there are a lots happening in the world at the moment, we are so pleased that we have the knitting club here at Arcare Knox, and that we are still able to meet up. We have an amazing group of ladies knitting, so it’s been good to get together, socialise and knit for all the wildlife rescue centre; a very worth cause.” Gwen said.
What a wonderful way to keep busy!
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.