November 13, 2019
Written by Rachel Bailey
In October, clients from the Arcare Maidstone community were invited to participate in a poetry reading at Footscray library, as a part of Seniors Week.
Many clients were excited to find out that senior citizen, renowned author and former Major of Footscray, Ted Logan would be making a special reading at the event. Ted was the Major of Footscray for over 25 years, and many of the clients at Arcare Maidstone had previously read some of literary work.
The group of Maidstone clients, sat entranced as Ted read some of his poems. The poems, that Ted selected to read, mostly pertained to life in the Footscray area in the 1990’s. The clients enjoyed reminiscing about the area and what things were like and ow things have changed from now to over 20 years ago.
The clients thoroughly enjoyed listening to the poetry from various community members. After the poetry readings had concluded, the clients enjoyed the lunch that the library had provided, as well as strolling through the book shelves.
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.