Aged Care Narratives » Travelling to the wild west with cowboys at Arcare Parkinson
May 21, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
Arcare Parkinson was filled with cowboys, horses and guns when clients and team members dressed up for the Wild West theme.
Donning their best cowboy hats, leather belts and blue jeans, everyone at residence was taken back to the 1800s of a small country town.
Personal Support Worker Louise brought in her (inflatable) horse and the clients loved it!
While clients were enjoying their meal in the Parkinson saloon, also known as the dining room, team members and clients were challenged to a Mexican standoff.
A gun battled ensued and a series of shots echoed through the halls, no one was hurt but everyone definitely had a lot of fun.
In the afternoon, clients enjoyed a Country Western movie to suit the theme.
It was great to see so many clients and team members participating in the Wednesday dress-ups as it really boosts the morale of everyone at the residence.
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.