Aged Care Narratives » Margaret & Miriam’s flower arranging
May 13, 2020
Written by Rachel Bailey
Arcare Maidstone clients, Margaret and Miriam just love flowers; everything about them, the way they look, their smell and the way they brighten up a space.
To help support Margaret, Miriam and other like-minded clients’ interest, the Arcare Maidstone lifestyle team has now started running regular flower arranging workshops in the sensitive care community.
Margaret and Miriam are both regular participants in the workshops, and the ladies always have a wonderful time creating the flower arrangements for the dining rooms and foyer area.
Once completed their beautiful creations were displayed around the residence. The pair received several positive comments about how beautiful the tables looked. After every workshop, Margaret and Miriam feel incredibly proud of their work, and feel a sense of fulfillment as they are making a contribution to the Arcare Maidstone community.
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.