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Raewyn Fraser. Photo by Aileen Wallace and courtesy of Wesley Mission Brisbane
IT IS LUCKY people who can say they honestly love their job. Raewyn Fraser, a Centenary Uniting Church member and the Central Activities Co-ordinator at Wesley Mission Brisbane Sinnamon Village Retirement Home, is one of those people.

“I feel so overwhelmed and happy at getting the perfect job, well for me anyway! 

“I tell everyone I love it so much,” she said.

After two-and-a-half years Ms Fraser continues to love her job scheduling outings, activities and entertainment for residents in independent communities and those at Sinnamon Village who have higher care needs and are less mobile.

“I love the residents from whom I get a lot of joy and I find every day rewarding. How could I not when I am providing entertainment and watching them smile, clap, cry with memories, and move to the music.

“I get to take them on outings and see the joy they get through all the places we go to.”

After 17 years as a Lifeline receptionist who admired the life changing work of counsellors, Ms Fraser wanted to end her day feeling as though she had helped someone.

“I go home every night buzzing and I look forward to going to work in the morning,” she said. “I wish I could do more for them but there aren’t enough hours in the day.

“A bigger bus is about the only thing missing so I could take more people out at once.

“For those who can’t come on the outings I arrange concerts including magicians, ballroom dancers and musicians and they love it.

“I can’t explain the immense pleasure I get from seeing how happy these things make them.

“I love my job and you can’t ask for much more than that.”

Photo : Raewyn Fraser. Photo by Aileen Wallace and courtesy of Wesley Mission Brisbane