August 30, 2019
Written by Emma Henshaw
The Arcare Oatlands lifestyle team wanted to help husband and wife Yu Hing So and Yin Chi to play mah-jong but needed four players, the team thought it would be a great opportunity to introduce the couple to Chinese sister in-laws Phoebe and Phyllis Chow.
The team took this opportunity to also help Yin Chi interact more with others as she speaks little English and can sometimes find it hard to join in on some activities.
Now that there were four plays, everyone was excited to play.
Game day had arrived, all payers eagerly made their way down to the meeting point. Everyone sat down and began chatting, only to realise that they were old neighbours from when they lived in Eastwood.
As you can imagine the conversation carried on for several hours, reminiscing about the old times.
Since the first meeting back in July the group now meet on a regular basis and have become good friends which brings the lifestyle team so much joy knowing they were able to help form this great friendship.
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.