August 15, 2019
Written by Rachel Bailey
Year 9 Caulfield Grammar student, Asher Star was challenged by his school to complete a project that positively impact the wider community.
Asher decided to approach the Arcare Caulfield community, to ask if they were interested in being the focus on his assignment. The Arcare Caulfield community humbly accepted the proposal, and Asher got to work on his assignment.
Asher decided to use his interest and talent in photography, to complete the challenge. Asher thought it would be special and meaningful to the clients, if he was able to take a professional photo of them and present it back to them.
Asher visited the residence after school to take the photos for his assignment. Location was key, and Asher scoped the residence for the best lighting and backdrop.
Before you knew it, word had spread about Asher’s project and it wasn’t long before Asher had a long line of clients waiting to be photographed. It was a hit! Asher would chat and get to know each client little bit, before immortalising them in a photo.
Asher developed the photos in his own time, made a special visit to the residence when they were done, to present all them all to the clients.
Many of the clients gushed over their photos, vowing to hang in up in their suites; taking pride of place.
Asher passed his assignment with flying colours, and the clients felt incredibly proud to be the focus of his assignment and also that they helped further his studies.
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.