Much loved BaptistCare staff member Rosie Ravouvou has just celebrated thirty years of dedicated work at our Carlingford aged care centre, with staff celebrating this milestone with a surprise morning tea.
Rosie (now known as “Mum” to many at the BaptistCare Yallambi Centre) moved from Fiji to Australia in 1985 when she was just twenty years old and began her working life at the Carlingford site, first working as a cleaner, then in the laundry and finally joining the Yallambi kitchen team.
Rosie has seen a lot of changes over the years. When she first began in the Yallambi kitchen, residents would work alongside her preparing the meals.
“All of this was done together like everyone was at home - from chopping vegetables to stirring food and then washing up and drying dishes and putting them away,” said Rosie.
“There was always lots of chatting in that kitchen alongside the hard work.”
Her favourite memory was the bell ringing at 10am every day for staff devotions where all the staff and residents would gather together to hear from Yallambi’s matron, Marilyn Kime.
Staff describe Rosie as the “quiet achiever” - always calm, kind and hard-working, putting her heart and soul into all that she does. Rosie says “it is a privilege” to work at the centre.
Congratulations Rosie on this milestone and the wonderful contribution you make!