Aged Care Relationships » Spoonsville
September 23, 2020
The Spoonsville craze involves residents creating a variety decorated wooden spoon people and establishing a ‘Spoonsville’ community in a community space. The idea behind the craze is that other community members will see the display, and choose to add their own creations; ultimately further fuelling the sentiment and concept of ‘we’re all in this together’.
Nirvana residents spent an afternoon dressing up their own wooden spoons, then they placed their newly created ‘spoon people’ just outside the residence, so that any locals who walked past during their daily of exercise could see.
Residents have enjoyed watching the locals walk past and check out the spoon community, with many within the wider community now stopping to take pictures, and to smile and wave at the residents inside. A few days after starting the Arcare Nirvana Spoonsville community, several community members started to return to the site to add their own spoon creations to the display, and the Spoonsville village has continued to grow ever since.
This Spoonsville craze originated in England and has taken the world by storm. Arcare Nirvana is the 350th internationally registered Spoon community . Arcare Nirvana’s Spoonsville project has provided the residents with a great link to their neighbours, during a time of lockdown and social distancing.
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.