Aurrum Healesville residents Laurie East and Bill Goodwin grew up around horses and developed a passion for working with them. Bill was a local farrier of the Yarra Valley and Laurie grew up on a farm caring for the horses.
Marcy Satorova, Lifestyle Coordinator at Aurrum Healesville, also grew up around horses and shares the same passion for working with and caring for the animals. To trigger happy memories of their past experiences Marcy brought in her horse saddle, bridle and other equestrian gear for Laurie and Bill to enjoy.
It was a beautiful scene to witness. Marcy said; “They were back in their element, cleaning, polishing and handling the equipment like they never left the job!”
Building connections with all of our residents is a hugely rewarding and important part of working at Aurrum. The Lifestyle programs provide residents with a choice of varying positive experiences to help them maintain an active, enjoyable lifestyle and encourage connections with our care staff.