August 27, 2019
Written by Emma Henshaw
On the first Monday of August the Men’s club at Arcare Kanwal took a trip to the local historical museum.
The men were eager to visit as the museum had a new exhibit on ‘Take a trip back in time’ which had them all intrigued.
The group took their time wandering around the museum together looking at memorabilia photos of the old town and how it once looked. There was also photos of old machinery, tools and equipment all relating back to early settlers of Wyong and surrounding suburbs.
As they walked around the men reminisced about the different items or images on display.
‘I remembered my father worked on the Newcastle Railway Station and they called the train the Newcastle Flyer when I was a child’ resident Paul Arkley told the group.
As it neared lunch time the room was filled with the sounds and smells of a sausage sizzle which had everyone’s bellies rumbling. Lunch was served and enjoyed by all! The men were even treated to a slice of pavlova which sent them home raving to everyone how good their day was.
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.