Aged Care Relationships » Digital pet therapy at Arcare Glenhaven
May 28, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
Instead of visiting the residence with their pets, the wonderful pet therapy volunteers from Hills Pet Buddies decided to put together a heartwarming slideshow for the clients at Arcare Glenhaven.
In the slideshow, they had included photos of the owners and their dogs and personal messages written by the owners.
Their messages also included funny and witty captions related to COVID-19 that tied in really with the photos, one examples was of how the dogs are carrying on with their daily lives without physical visits.
The clients all got together to watch the slideshow and as the photos were displayed, they openly chatted and reminisced about the times the pet therapy animals could come and visit them.
Everyone had a great laugh at the variety of dog photos that were sent through as some of the volunteers had even dressed up their dogs for the occasion.
Even though Hills Pet Buddies were unable to physically visit the residence, their digital visit through the slideshow warmed everybody’s heart and brought a smile to all our faces.
‘How very thoughtful of them to think of us during this time and to actually make the effort to put something together even though they cannot visit!’ a client commented.
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.