Aged Care Stories » A sweet donation
May 1, 2020
Written by Rachel Bailey
In late April, the Arcare Keysborough lifestyle team received an unexpected call from Stephen, the owner of the Lindt outlet at DFO Moorabbin. The team were surprised and delighted to learn that Stephen wanted to donate all the store’s leftover Easter stock to the Arcare Keysborough community.
Later that day, two lifestyle team members took the Arcare bus down to DFO to pick up the chocolate. When the team arrived, they couldn’t believe just how much chocolate Lindt was donating to the community.
Lindt Moorabbin very generously donated over 40 kilograms of delicious chocolates to the community. Bags and bags of little chocolates were packed into the Arcare bus, until the bus was overflowing.
When the team arrived back and started to carry the chocolate into the residence, many clients couldn’t believe how bags there were. It was then, members of the community’s craft club volunteered to get together, divide the chocolates and bag them all up, to ensure that everyone would receive a sweet treat. The group created over 160 gift packs in one afternoon.
Every client at Arcare Keysborough were offered a gift pack, each packed with a large variety of Lindt balls. The lifestyle team were also able to set aside the extra to give to the ladies on Mother’s Day and the team on Nurse’s Appreciation Day.
The Arcare Keysborough community would like to say a massive thank-you to Stephen and the team from Lindt DFO Moorabbin for their very generous gift.
Rachel Bailey is the Community Marketing Officer for Victoria. Rachel has been with Arcare since February 2018, when she started in the role of Relationship Coordinator. Rachel has previously worked in a wide range of roles that equipped her for her responsibilities as Arcare's Community Marketing Officer for Victoria. Rachel has previously held marketing roles and administration roles in a range of industries, earning a range of valuable communications skills that she brings to her role today. Rachel attended Lyndhurst Secondary College in Cranbourne, Victoria, graduating with her Victorian Certificate of Education in 2014. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Communication and Media Studies & Public Relations in 2017. Rachel is passionate about her work and believes that strong communication strategies are the key to creating a closer connection between residents in aged care communities and the wider community. Rachel is a firm believer in regular communications to help friends and family keep updated on the lives of their loved ones who are enjoying life in Arcare residences.