Today we gain insight on Arcare Burnside PCW and Lifestyle Assistant, Ronnie Roque who’s worked at Arcare for over 8 years.
What do you enjoy about your role and working in aged care?
I really enjoyed the opportunity to work and meet a great variety of people. Giving the chance to get involved in all activities, share my talents and to feel that your part of the family is a heart-warming experience.
What is a memorable moment or story you recall working at your residence with either a resident or a team member?
As a lifestyle assistant, it is always pleasant to remember the happy times with residents smiling and laughing whether doing sing-along, dancing or having coffee enjoying the sunshine in the garden and knowing that I made a positive impact in their lives.
What pearls of wisdom or words of encouragement do you live by?
I have two: Firstly, ‘Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.’ Secondly, ‘Everyday, do something that will lead you closer to God.’
What hobbies or interests do you have outside of work?
Karaoke, ballroom dancing, watching movies, gardening and doing fun outdoor activities with my family.