Michelle is a Mid North Coast local and has been a key member of our team for the last five years. Originally a Preschool Teacher, she started at Vincent Court as a Carer but dreamt of using her creative talents and bubbly personality to create a rewarding lifestyle program for residents.
What does it take to be a Lifestyle Team Leader?
It takes compassion, empathy and a very caring nature. You also need to be very organised and a team player because all staff contribute to making sure residents are happy.
How do you design the lifestyle program?
It’s driven by what the residents like to do. We ensure there are plenty of opportunities for enjoyment, purpose and meaning, and connections to loved ones and the wider community. We include a mix of calendar days, bus trips, concerts, physical and mental exercises, craft and games, and cooking to name a few.
How do you support residents’ individual interests?
It’s our goal to help each resident continue doing the things they’ve always loved – we just make sure they’re supported to do so safely. Keeping them active and engaged is at the heart of our approach to lifestyle.
What do you love most about your role?
I love bringing joy to people every day. Seeing residents light up when they enjoy an activity is amazing, but most of all I love seeing them laugh. It means the world to me.
At Vincent Court, team members like Michelle are passionate about making a positive difference to residents’ lives.
To find out more about Vincent Court, call our friendly admissions team on (02) 6562 6062.