Aged Care Relationships » Blast to the past with an 80s workout at Glenhaven
May 14, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
Arcare Glenhaven was transformed into an 80s house party with clients and team members wearing their brightest leg warmers, headbands, scrunchies, tights and t-shirts.
We weren’t filming a music video like Olivia Newton-John’s ‘Physical’, instead we were all dressed up for this week’s Wacky Wednesday theme – ‘80s Workout’.
We had encouraged everyone to wear bright neon colours, just like they did in the 80s and it was great to see many participating in our themed days.
The clients were laughing all day long as every time they saw a team member dressed up, they could not help but giggle again.
During their exercise classes, the Lifestyle team specially played 80s party music to pump everyone up.
The clients loved the upbeat music and many commented that it actually helped them to work out harder and stay more motivated!
One of the clients Barbara, who used to be a hairdresser, helped team members to tease their hair so it was nice and big, just like the 80s she said.
She said she can remember doing all the big hairdos throughout the 80s and the Wacky Wednesday dress up definitely brought back a lot of fun memories for her.
A few clients were joking with team members that they should have worn their sunglasses because everywhere they look, it was a sea of neon!
It was another fun-filled Wacky Wednesday at Glenhaven and next week’s theme will be the colour red.
We expect to see everyone incorporating red into their outfit, whether it’s a piece of clothing or an accessory.
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.