Aged Care Relationships » Anchisa plays the piano
March 12, 2020
Written by Rachel Bailey
Anchisa Funchien has worked as an occupational therapist within the Arcare Cheltenham community for more than a year now.
In addition to Anchisa’s well-round health and nursing knowledge and practice, Anchisa is a talented piano player. Anchisa started playing the piano when she was 10 years old, and she has continued to teach herself and practice on her own since then.
However the Arcare Cheltenham community were completely unaware of Anchisa’s talents, until one day, the community’s regular pianist was unable to perform. Anchisa felt she had big shoes to fill, and felt the pressure to entertain the crowd of clients, however without hesitation she stepped up to the plate and volunteered to play.
The crowd sat and watched in awe, as they were blown away by Anchisa’s proficiency and talent. Client, Derek was particularly taken aback by Anchisa, so much so, Derek stayed back to talk to Anchisa after the performance. Derek couldn’t praise Anchisa enough, and insisted that she should play for the community more often.
After much encouragement, Anchisa now confidently plays for the community on a regular basis. Derek is always sitting and waiting in the front row, to watch Anchisa perform. Anchisa performances always manage to bring a calming smile to Derek’s face.
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.