November 28, 2019
Written by Emma Henshaw
Arcare Oatlands welcomed a local member from Parramatta RSL on Friday 8th November to hold a special Remembrance Day service for all the clients to attend. Clients were included in the special service by getting up and leading different readings and prayers.
The Australian anthem played, and every client sang with such pride, then the last post call played, everyone fell silent to listen and remember.
The following Monday the 11th of November, the Oatlands clients planned and carried out their very own Remembrance Day service. Heading this service was John Pashmore who served in the Royal Australian Navy, Beryl Stephenson who served as a gunner in the Australian Army and Gordon Jackson who also served in the Australian Army.
All three stood in front of their fellow Oatlands clients proudly wearing their service medals.
They lead a beautiful Remembrance service with pride and paid respects to all who had and still do serve in the Australian Military Force.
Afterwards client Gordon Jackson said to the Lifestyle team ‘Both the Remembrance Day services held here were very good. It was special to me to be apart of the service and to get the chance to wear my medals’ .
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.