August 31, 2019
Written by Rachel Bailey
The Arcare Knox community are incredibly fortunate to have a dedicated team of volunteers, who visit the residence on a regular basis.
This year for Daffodil Day, student, Eddie visited the residence after school, to volunteer his time. Eddie spent most of the afternoon, filling over 100 vases with daffodils. Eddie said he hoped the sea of yellow would help brighten every clients’ day.
Eddie personally delivered the flowers to every suite and also decorated the tables in the dining areas with the daffodils as well.
“I love coming to Knox and assisting the lifestyle team with anything . I get a lot of pleasure seeing how much the clients all enjoyed the sea of yellow for the day.” Young volunteer, Eddie said.
The clients enjoyed Eddie’s company and lifestyle coordinator, Leanne said, “Student volunteers can help the clients feel more involved in the community and like they have a sense of purpose. They love having younger people to chat to.”
The daffodil is a symbol of strength, courage and life, and is a symbol of hope for those who have cancer. Arcare Knox not only hope that the flower helped brightened the clients day, but that they raised awareness within the community about the Cancer Council’s research efforts.
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.