April 1, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
The clients at Arcare Kanwal celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in the middle of March and the hall was decorated with green and gold and Irish songs were playing throughout the day.
To start of the day, the clients played ‘Pot of Gold’, a reminiscing game. The aim of the game was to pick a card and answer the question truthfully and honestly as they can.
All the clients enjoyed the activity as some of the questions were ‘Have you visited Ireland?’, ‘What is the capital of Ireland?’, ‘Did you get married at church?’ and more.
‘I enjoyed the game and would like to do it again. Maybe we can have an Australian version of this during Australia Day,’ client Janeatte stated.
It gave them a chance to share their story to the whole group. If they answered correctly, they get a gold coin from the pot of gold or from their fellow client.
During the activity, the clients had morning tea, complete with cupcakes decorated with green icing.
Client Monica had the highest number of gold coins and was awarded with a jar of lollies.
‘I probably won’t finish all of these lollies, I will share it with my grandchildren when they come in to visit me,’ client Monica Yerales said when she won her prize.
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.