January 17, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
Good friends can be hard to find but when you do find it, it is important to cherish it.
And two clients at Arcare Caboolture are doing just that.
Jean Wilkinson and Joyce Johnson moved into Arcare Caboolture around the same time in the year of 2015.
They met each other when they coincidentally sat down at the same dining table for their meal.
It was a good thing they did because they have been good friends ever since!
Both ladies are from the same Sampson community, making it a lot easier for them to interact and visit each other.
Joyce is vision-impaired so Jean often goes to visit her in her room where they would sit and chat all day.
As you walk past and hear joyous laughter coming out of Joyce’s room, you just know that her very good friend Jean is paying her a visit.
‘We chat often, we really do have a lot in common,’ Jean said.
It is truly wonderful to see the close friendship between Jean and Joyce at Arcare Caboolture.
Jamie Loh is Arcare's Community Marketing Officer for Queensland. Jamie joined the Arcare team in early 2019, stepping straight into her responsibilities which include communications with the broader community and some internal communications responsibilities. Jamie is a firm advocate for consistent, varied communications to help bridge the gap between those living in aged care residences and those living in wider communities. Jamie utilises a broad array of strategies to help improve messaging and boost brand awareness. Jamie is passionate about improving engagement between those who are enjoying their retirement in Arcare residences and family and friends who live in the wider community. She is always advocating for new methods of communicating, including new 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 attended an intensive exchange program at Waseda University in Tokyo for two months.