August 29, 2019
Written by Emma Henshaw
It was a calm and clear night that a bus load of our Arcare Glenhaven clients travelled to the big smoke to walk around the city to take in the wonders of the Vivid light show.
Everyone was so happy to be out in the city and especially at night! Betty announced to the group that she couldn’t remember the last time she went out at night and didn’t realise how much she had missed it. She then thanked the team for taking her out to see the lights.
Betty wasn’t the only one overcome with emotion, another resident declared she would remember this night for the rest of her life as she had never seen anything so beautiful.
As the night drew to an end, the residents began joking about never going home and purposely getting lost in the city, they said they could stay out all night no matter how cold it got. Many agreed that they couldn’t feel the cold because they were just having so much fun and were genuinely happy to be out in the city exploring.
The bus ride home was filled with chatter and stories about younger days spent in the city, especially Luna Park. As the bus drove past the park it lit up in beautiful golden lights that had everyone smiling from ear to ear.
Emma Henshaw was appointed Community Marketing Officer of New South Wales at the end of July 2019. Emma joins the team with a varied background in both Marketing and Communications from a range of different industries which has allowed her to grow and develop her skills, equipping her to take on the responsibilities as Arcare’s Community Marketing Officer New South Wales. Emma graduated from secondary school in 2008 from Bede Polding College, New South Wales. Emma went on to continue her studies and obtained qualifications in Events Management, Marketing and is currently completing her Bachelor of Communication majoring in Public Relations from Swinburne University. Emma is enjoying the new role and learning just how rewarding working in Aged Care can be. She is passionate about building stronger relationships between residents and the wider community and is committed to creating compelling strategies to achieve this. Emma also understands the importance of keeping family and friends up to date with the lives of their loved ones currently enjoying life at Arcare though regular communication via Facebook, the Arcare website, Arcare 5 Star Magazine and soon the Arcare App.