Aged Care Narratives » Arcare Carnegie’s new gym
March 13, 2020
Written by Rachel Bailey
In June 2019, the Arcare Carnegie residence started to be transformed into a 5-star luxury home, with major renovations commencing and continuing into 2020.
The renovations will include upgraded and brand new suites designs, ensuites, lounge rooms, dining rooms, a theatre, cafe, hair salon, office spaces, a new foyer area and gym.
In the short ten months since the renovations started, the community has already witnessed major updates occur within the residence.
One upgrade that the clients are already using and enjoying, is Arcare Carnegie’s brand new gymnasium.
In March 2020, Arcare Carnegie celebrated the opening of its brand-new gym facility by offering twice weekly Balance and Circuit classes to the community. The Balance and Circuit groups are run by the highly trained onsite physiotherapists, and already, a large number of clients have signed up to join the class.
Clients enjoy a variety of balance and stretching exercises, followed by a circuit of steps, and throwing and catching balls.
So much laughter throughout these sessions, as clients like to get competitive with one another and push themselves.
“Who knew that getting fit could be so much fun.” One client 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.