November 11, 2019
Written by Rachel Bailey
Arcare Caulfield client, Lola has been an avid dancer for most of her life. From a young age, Lola practiced her dancing, refining her skills up to three to four times per week. In particular, Lola has always had a passion for Israeli dancing.
Israeli folk dancing is a form of dance, that is usually performed to songs that are sung in Hebrew. Typical Israeli dancing will include circle, partner, line, and individual dances routines.
Throughout her dancing career, Lola formed many friendships and is still in touch with many of them. Many of Lola’s friends from her dancing days, still visit her regularly at Arcare Caulfield to catch up.
Unfortunately, Lola is no longer physically able to get up and dance the way she once did, however she still enjoys watching all forms of dance. Lola is fortunate enough, that when her friends do visit, they perform for her.
In October, Lola received a huge surprise, when she saw a large group of her friends arrive at Arcare Caulfield, dressed for a spectacular performance. The group told Lola, that they had been planning and practicing for the performance for quite some time, and that they wanted to surprise her, to show her just how much she means to them.
Lola took a front-row seat in the upstairs lounge, alongside a number of other clients from the Caulfield community. Lola eagerly waited in her seat for the performance to start.
Once the music and dancing began, it was clear how badly Lola wanted to get up and dance herself. Clapping and swaying along in her seat, Lola became emotional as the performance continued; being moved by her friends incredible gesture.
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.