October 28, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
Musical concerts are a big thing at Arcare North Lakes.
So this time, we invited the Northside Singers Inc to bring some musical cheer to everyone’s week.
As they performed some country music, the clients sat back in their chairs and closed their eyes to enjoy the music.
“I remember some of these songs from my childhood!” a client said.
These songs brought back a lot of memories for the clients.
When they were younger, they would sit in the lounge room with their family and the record player would be playing in the background.
The Northside Singers Inc really bonded well with the clients at Arcare North Lakes, as most of the singers are retirees who enjoy singing and entertaining the elderly.
Coming from different music backgrounds, they sing golden oldies, musicals, gospel songs and more!
One of the band members is also music teacher who teaches the piano.
We are hoping to invite them to Arcare North Lakes for our weekly musical concerts.
Music therapy has so many wonderful physical and mental benefits for the clients here.
By listening to specific songs, it can improve their memory as it triggers special memories associated with that song.
Plus, it also brings them joy as they clap along or get up to dance to the music.
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.