Aged Care Narratives » A friendly match of Cribbage with Brian and Margaret at Arcare North Shore
March 10, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
Volunteer Brian Johnson is no stranger to Arcare North Shore or to the traditional card game, Cribbage.
After playing for many years, Brian has finally met his match, client Margaret Barker.
Cribbage offers players both the anticipation of the luck of the deal as well as ample opportunity to exercise their skills in discarding and play.
And Brian’s skills were certainly put to the test when Margaret challenged him to a game, which left him in awe of her many triumphs.
All in good spirits, Brian complimented Margaret on her Cribbage skills and believes their friendship will continue to blossom into something great with many rounds of game-playing!
Margaret also believes that winning isn’t everything as she thoroughly enjoys having someone to talk to and spending time with someone who enjoys playing one of her favourite games.
‘Winning isn’t everything, but having a great friendship is!’ Margaret shared.
The pair have bonded so well that Brian is now coming in twice a week, specifically to play Cribbage with Margaret.
Their games of Cribbage may be full of strategy and tactics, but Brian and Margaret never let their competitiveness take over as they always end up having so much fun and laughter together.
Jamie Loh is Arcare's Community Marketing Officer for Queensland. Jamie joined the Arcare team in mid 2019, stepping straight into her responsibilities which include communications with the broader community, community engagement and internal communications responsibilities. Jamie is a firm advocate for consistent communications and engaging ideas to help bridge the gap between those living in aged care residences and the wider communities. Jamie utilises a diverse array of strategies to help improve messaging and boost brand awareness and is always advocating for new methods of communicating in different 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 worked with Brisbane's top Public Relations firms and participated in an intensive language program in Tokyo, Japan.