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A first Mother’s Day for this Village Professional

For Warrigal Manager and DCM Institute participant, Lexy Varshawsky, this will be her first Mother’s Day.

“As a new mum, I plan to enjoy the day with my daughter and husband. My family is on the other side of the world,” Lexy said when explaining how she plans to spend her day. “We probably will have some sort of picnic so I can just soak up the time together and be outside with my little family.”

Lexy is from the US, so this Mother’s Day will be extra special with her own set to arrive in Australia soon after.

“My mom and I love to get a nice bouquet of flowers together so we can enjoy them when she visits. So that is definitely the plan!”

Lexy has recently returned from maternity leave with her beautiful daughter now 7 months old, stepping back from her Manager’s role into that of a Community Facilitator at Warrigal Shell Cove. The retirement village is co-located with aged care and is located about 86 kms south of Sydney.

This is a broad role, Lexy explained, with the concept being to take a ‘whole of community’ approach to ensure the social integration of the 110 retirement village units with the 131 aged care residents. Lexy’s responsibilities the day-to-day management of onsite volunteers, leading a welcome process for residential care, and coordinating activities and events for the enjoyment of all.

We look forward to seeing Lexy at our upcoming Professional Development Days in July and August and seeing more pictures of her daughter.

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