July 15, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
At the end of 2019, the children from Wyong High School were well acquainted with clients in the Arcare Kanwal community.
They had spent some time getting to know each other better in order to compile a book on the client’s life story.
Even though this was for a school assignment, the children and clients formed great friendships with one another as they found out interesting facts and life stories.
Since the precautionary lockdown at our residence due to COVID-19, visits from the high school children came to a sudden halt.
However, this did not stop the children from keeping up their friendship and continuing their book-writing.
To the pleasure of the clients, the children sent in a photo of themselves and the clients taken on a previous visit and wrote a short but sweet letter on the back of the photo.
‘What a beautiful surprise, these children are absolutely beautiful,’ Joan said.
From the clients’ smiling faces, you can tell that this kind gesture touched their hearts deeply, especially during a trying time.
Each client is looking forward to these seeing kind-hearted children in person again!
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.