October 21, 2020
One of the clients at our Arcare Glenhaven community, Sylvia recently celebrated her 80th birthday with a surprise birthday bash during the preventative lockdown period.
Even though it was not the day she had in mind initially, Carol, one of her good friends in the Glenhaven community, approached the Lifestyle team with a special surprise in mind.
Carol was very keen to organise a special birthday table at high tea on the day of Sylvia’s birthday and Lifestyle were more than happy to help.
So, Carol took charge and organised for her friends to come and fill the birthday table with balloons, cake and gifts.
They also made sure to keep this surprise a secret from Sylvia and told her that it was one of their weekly high teas.
When Sylvia arrived, she was blown away by the surprise and by the love and effort that went into planning this birthday bash.
Everyone sang Happy Birthday as she cut her cake and Sylvia also gave a thank you speech to everyone.
During her birthday bash, Sylvia was chatting laughing and smiling from ear to ear as she had never thought that she would have such a special birthday celebration.
From all of us at Arcare Glenhaven, Happy 80th birthday Sylvia!
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. Jamie has worked with Brisbane's top Public Relations firms and participated in an intensive language program in Tokyo, Japan.