August 12, 2019
Written by Rachel Bailey
Melbourne’s cafe culture is truly unique to that of the rest of the world. A strong appreciation for a good brew and love of the cafe experience, is what defines Melbourne’s cafe culture.
Whether you prefer a cappuccino, latte, flat white, long black, mocha or chai etc., you can always enjoy your coffee at a cafe. Coffee is something that brings people together.
For many Melbournians, visiting a cafe to get a coffee, is a cherish part of the everyday routine. Coffee can be ordered to-go or enjoyed at a leisurely pace, however it is the interactions during this time, which can create and define friendships.
Arcare Carnegie client, Elaine enjoys taking her daily stroll to the in-house cafe, to sit and appreciate a warm cup of coffee. However Elaine doesn’t just make the trip for the delicious coffee, she also goes for the lovely company, of the barista, Tina.
Tina’s professional skills and charming personality, first captured Elaine’s attention one morning, when she made and served Elaine her normal latte, with a little bit of extra love of the side, a free chocolate snowball. Elaine appreciated the kind gesture, and this started the beginnings of a close friendship.
The pair began chatting about their lives and soon found common ground. Elaine said, “I can get a coffee anywhere, I can make myself for that matter, however it’s my chats with Tina, that keep me coming back time and time again.”
Melbourne’s warm cafe culture is evident at Arcare Carnegie’s in-house cafe, and coffee has truly brought Elaine and Tina closer together.
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.