November 16, 2020
Edited by Rachel Bailey
Ceremonies marking Remembrance Day 2020 have taken place around the world, with dignitaries laying wreaths and taking a moment to remember. At Arcare, special virtual ceremonies took place in honour of the many stories that exist within our own community.
On Wednesday 11th November at 10:30am, the Arcare Caulfield community paid their respects all those who have served, by holding a Remembrance Day service.
83 year old veteran and Caulfield RSL member, Charles Hulson has been performing the ANZAC Day & Remembrance Day services at Arcare Caulfield for the past 6 years, and he wasn’t going to let the lockdown stop him from performing the service this year. Charles chose to pre-record a virtual service for the Arcare community to use on Remembrance Day. The community have formed a great friendship and relationship with Charles over the years, and everyone was very appreciative that he has taken the time to especially record the service just for them.
Just after the official service concluded, 99 year old Caulfield resident, Gunner was formally presented with his Commemorative medallion from the Department of Veterans Affairs, which recognised his service 75 years after the end of WWII.
Watch how the Arcare Caulfield community recognised Remembrance Day 2020.
To recognise Remembrance Day, handmade poppies were made with love by the Arcare Cheltenham lifestyle coordinator, Susan; volunteer, Kyong and former receptionist, Karen. Many proud veterans within the community wore their medals along to the service, and afterwards shared their own war stories.
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.