October 23, 2019
Written by Rachel Bailey
A key part of being involved in the community, is taking the time to get to know who is in your community.
Arcare has communities across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, and the members of these communities come from various cultures and countries, from across the world. Whether the person is a client, team member or visitor, it is important that we take the time to recognise, appreciate and celebrate the differences and unique aspects about the various cultures and background that are prevalent within our communities.
By taking the time to get to know the members of our communities, and celebrating their cultures, we are reinforcing the values of community and making everyone feel valued and represented.
In October, the Arcare Maidstone community dedicated a day to celebrate the various cultures and backgrounds of their team members and clients
Team members were encouraged to discuss their life stories and unique cultural with their clients and other team members. Clients particularly enjoyed sharing their family history. Everyone enjoyed learning something new about their fellow community member, particularly about the various delicious delicacies enjoyed by each country; everyone loves some good food.
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.