September 9, 2019
Written by Rachel Bailey
The Arcare Caulfield community had a visit from a very inspiring lady, who sailed solo around the world.
Jacqueline Hope visited the community to share her childhood dream and story about how she sailed around the world.
Finding a cheap, neglected boat, Jacqueline recruit her friends and family to help her prepare the boat for her solo trip. Jaqueline gave her boat a new name and called it Shanti, which in Hindi language translates to “peace, tranquility and bliss”.
Jacqueline set sail, leaving behind her family, friends and her home. She has mixed emotions about the voyage, as she didn’t know what was ahead.
It took Jacqueline just over three and a half years to complete her adventure, crossing three oceans.
The clients at Arcare Caulfield were in awe of Jacqueline, when they saw the video’s and slides of some of the nasty weather she encountered. The clients were inspired by her story, asking a number of questions and lining up to have their photo taken with Jacqueline.
The Arcare Caulfield community is the first live audience that Jacqueline has told her story to, and everyone in the audience was incredibly appreciative of her honesty and candor.
The clients felt very special to meet and hear the story of one courage’s lady, which bought tears to so many.
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.