November 27, 2019
Written by Emma Henshaw
The sounds of little feet and voices filled the hallways of Arcare Kanwal as the Little Learners from Wyong paid a visit for International Grandparents Day.
The children made their way into the big hall where the Kanwal clients were waiting for them. As they entered the room smiles appeared on the faces of the clients which was beautiful to see.
They made their way around the room and took a seat next to each of the clients. They asked many questions which the clients were more than happy to answer. Some of the questions asked were how old are you and where do you live?
Together everyone took part in an arts class where they painted small heart shaped ornaments which the Little Learners had brought with them. There was enough for each of the clients and afterwards they took them back to their room to display. Some placed them on their bedside tables and other hung them on their room or from their door.
It was a lovely morning watching everyone interact, some of the Arcare clients do not have small grandchildren so it’s special to see them interact with this new generation and likewise with the little ones who do not have grandparents.
As the morning ended and it was time for the little ones to head off, the clients gave lots of hugs and high fives and thanked them for brightening their morning.
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.