Happiness is a slice of cake
Going to work knowing that you will make somebody happy by simply being there is one of the reasons why our Home Care Worker, Margaret Allgood loves her job. Getting to share coffee and cake with her Customers just happens to be another one of the reasons.
Margaret has worked for KinCare for two years, caring for our Customers in the Hawkesbury region of New South Wales. Margaret enjoys getting to know the people she supports. She tries to find the little things that make each of her Customers happy and bring them a little joy.
“Finding the small things that can make someone’s day is what I love about my job,” she says.
“I have one lady I visit and she loves to have a sneaky cake. When we go out we buy a vanilla latte and a small lemon meringue pie. We take it home and have a chat. Even if she’s not feeling 100 per cent, this lady still loves her pie.”
“Finding the small things that can make someone’s day is what I love about my job,”
We recently asked Margaret to share some of the things that she loves.
“Somebody Else’s Daughter by Julia Sheppard is my all-time favourite book. It’s the true story of the Anita Cobby murder case that shocked Australia. It was the first book I read from cover to cover without stopping,” Margaret says.
“My favourite film is Thelma and Louise as it’s all about girl power!” she says, adding that ex-Olympian Dawn Fraser is her ‘elderly’ icon.
“Dawn is still so active in the community…and an Australian legend.”
With Springtime in full bloom, Margaret’s says her best tip for spring cleaning is to “start in one room and don’t move to the next one until it’s finished!”
In terms of the best piece of advice she has ever received, Margaret can never forget her mother’s wise words: “If you want something done well, always do it yourself.”