January 8, 2020
Written by Rachel Bailey
In December, the Arcare Burnside community were privileged to witness and celebrate the wedding of client, Julie Ellis’ daughter and her partner.
There is nothing more special than being surrounded by the ones you love, and the Ellis family were determined to have every member of the immediate family present at their nuptials.
As Burnside client, Julie currently has a terminal illness, the family decided to the wedding and reception at the Arcare Burnside residence, in order to be close to Julie.
It was a romantic and simple affair, with the ceremony taking place in the courtyard. The warm sun shone down on the couple as the exchanged vows, and proud mother, Julie sat in the front row, constantly smiling.
Groups of clients gathered around to watch the spectacular, with the wedding creating quite the buzz throughout the residence.
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.