International Migrants Day

Southern Cross Care aims to foster communities that are vibrant, inclusive and supportive, for both residents and staff alike.

Binjay and Pooja, both Extended Care Assistants at Fairway Rise, recently welcomed their beautiful baby daughter, Saya, into the world. Binay sent Lesa Kerstan, Facility Manager at Fairway Rise, a note to share their wonderful news.

On today, International Migrants Day, we wanted to share their story. International Migrants Day recognises the courageous expression of the individual’s will to overcome adversity and to live a better life. Migrants contribute their knowledge, networks, and skills to build stronger, more resilient communities. 

Hello from Bini and Pooja and little bub Saya to the big family at Fairway Rise. 

It has already been 6 weeks since our little bundle of joy has come into this world and both mum and bub are doing pretty good. 

For those of you who do not know much about us, we are husband and wife, we were married 4 years ago.  We both work at Fairway Rise as Extended Care Assistant’s.  It feels like yesterday that I started working at Fairway Rise, but it has already been 3 years now and 2.5 years for Pooja. 

We both are originally from Nepal (country full of natural beauty, like Tassie geographically).  Moving from mainland Australia to Tassie was the best move as I found the big Fairway Rise family who love and care for us both.  We are really overwhelmed by the love, care, and concern from our residents when they hear our story that we don’t have a family member here and they can’t come from overseas because of COVID.  But I have taken time off work to look after them. 

This is the beauty of our job; the loving and caring nature of our elderly residents helps us heal the pain of not living nearby our parents. 

We would like to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for everything and we promise we will bring little Saya for a visit at Fairway Rise soon.