June 4, 2019
Written by Rachel Bailey
Over the past month, the community at Arcare Caulfield have worked incredibly hard to create an amazing Biggest Morning Tea event for the clients, volunteers, family members, visitors and team members. The Biggest Morning Tea was put on to help raise money for the Cancer Council.
Arcare were privileged to have food donations provided to each of the participating residences for the event. Edlyn Foods’ scones, Priestley’s mini lamingtons, Yarra Valley Hilltop’s homestyle jams and Bulla’s thickened cream were some of the tasty food options on offer.
Music played throughout the morning, as conversations bustled. The morning went off without a hitch, thanks to the support from volunteers. The volunteers helped serve tea, host games and hand out goodies and prizes. One volunteer, Danni has been hosting weekly yoga classes since the residence opened in 2014, and continues to contribute her time today.
The Biggest Morning Tea was a fun event for everyone. Many praiseS and thanks to the team members and volunteers who organised the event. It was an excellent result, as Caulfield managed to raise over $800 for the Cancer Council.
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.