September 6, 2019
Written by Rachel Bailey
On Thursday 29th August, the Arcare Surrey Hills community went on a bus trip to visit Arcare’s newest aged care residence in Templestowe.
Six men from Surrey Hills’ men’s group traveled to Arcare Templestowe to meet with their own men’s group and play billiards.
This was the first bus outing for the group, and the men were incredibly excited to be invited to play pool.
99 year old Surrey Hills client, Ligorio loves playing billiards, and even boarded the bus with his own pool cue.
Once the group arrived at Templestowe, they were warmly greeted by several clients and lifestyle coordinator, Noelene. They were offered a VIP tour of the new residence, with many commenting, that they couldn’t believe the size and beauty of the residence.
As they toured the residence, several faces seemed familiar to the Surrey Hills men. Several team members, who previously worked at Surrey Hills had transferred to Templestowe once the new residence had opened. The men enjoyed catching up with their old friends and sharing new stories.
When the men finally laid eyes on the large billiards table at Templestowe, their faces lit up. The men played billiards for over one and half hours, and thoroughly enjoyed each others company. It wasn’t until lifestyle coordinator, Monique informed the men that it was starting get dark outside, that they realised the time.
The group was exhausted after their trip, but they were all smiling from ear to ear all the way home.
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.