Aged Care Narratives » Elaine Kenwood’s new journey in Townsville
February 24, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
Arcare North Shore recently said farewell to beloved Elaine Kenwood, or as she liked to be called Tuna.
Tuna has left the community of Arcare to venture into the greater community of the city of Townsville.
Even though we are more than happy for her, we are still sad to see her go.
We will surely miss hearing her joyful greetings and loud laughter.
To celebrate Tuna’s departure, the team members at Arcare North Shore threw together a small farewell party – much to Tuna’s embarrassment!
‘Oh, you shouldn’t have! I’m going to miss you all so much!’ Tuna said.
With cake and profiteroles prepared by the residence chef, we all thanked Tuna for the joy she has contributed to our North Shore community.
And as she opened up to read her farewell card that was signed by many team members and clients, Tuna’s eyes were glistening and her heart was full!
Blushing bright red, Tuna held back tears of happiness and gratefulness as she reflected on her wonderful journey at Arcare.
‘Tuna is such a joy; we are going to miss her when she goes but we know she has made many good friends here,’ Lifestyle Co-ordinator Tracey said.
Excited but nervous, the farewell ended all too soon and Tuna was seen taking her last steps out of the community.
From all of us at Arcare North Shore, we would like to wish Tuna all the best and we hope to keep in contact with her as she begins a wonderful new chapter in her life!
Jamie Loh is Arcare's Community Marketing Officer for Queensland. Jamie joined the Arcare team in early 2019, stepping straight into her responsibilities which include communications with the broader community and some internal communications responsibilities. Jamie is a firm advocate for consistent, varied communications to help bridge the gap between those living in aged care residences and those living in wider communities. Jamie utilises a broad array of strategies to help improve messaging and boost brand awareness. Jamie is passionate about improving engagement between those who are enjoying their retirement in Arcare residences and family and friends who live in the wider community. She is always advocating for new methods of communicating, including new strategies and mediums. After graduating from Brisbane State High School in 2014, Jamie attended the University of Queensland where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communications (Public Relations) and Arts (Japanese). During her time at the University of Queensland, Jamie attended an intensive exchange program at Waseda University in Tokyo for two months.