December 2, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
The celebrations and preparations for Arcare North Lakes’ Melbourne Cup started days before the event.
Clients and team members were involved in selecting finishing touches for the display tables on the day.
Many sweeps were done the day before with many of our clients participating in this racing occasion.
Our ladies also lined up to have a little pampering done during the morning of the event.
They had a lot of fun choosing their favourite colour to paint their nails with.
And if they wished, they could choose from a variety of colourful and pretty fascinators to be placed in their hair.
As the afternoon came around, clients filled the chairs in the lounge area, food and drinks were placed on the tables and champagne was popped.
Everyone was ready for the start of the race that stops the nation.
As the horses left and began heading around the track, many comments were heard in the room.
Some clients commented “I’m sure I’ve backed the winner”.
“No, mine will be first,” another said.
And as the prized horses drew closer to the finish line, many clients began to shout “I’ve won, I’ve won. I’m a winner!”
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.