August 28, 2019
The clients here at Arcare North Lake certainly have a huge love for music.
At the beginning of each month, when the new social calendar has been delivered, the concerts are the first to be noted in everyone’s minds.
They circle it on the calendars and dutifully mark it down in their diaries to make sure they attend all the residence concerts.
During our assortment of musical performances and entertainment, the clients often call out requests for their favourite songs to be played.
One client even commented, “Time just goes by so quickly during these musical performances”.
During these musical sessions, everyone can be seen singing and tapping along to the old-school tunes.
Clients’ loved ones often also make a special visit to the residence to accompany them at the concert.
Sometimes, the entertainers even have jokes to share in-between songs, which everyone thoroughly enjoys.
When the musical concert is over, instead of feeling upset or unhappy, the clients are already looking forward to the next concert and happily chatting about what type of music it will be.
We all enjoy a favourite song as it brings back many cherished memories that are kept in our hearts and minds.
Upon hearing their favourite songs, everyone’s mood is instantly lifted as they get to share this special moment surrounded by new and old friends.
Seeing the happy smiles on the clients’ faces also makes it all worthwhile.
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.